Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis

Join WEMU Music Director, Linda Yohn, for a very special evening with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on Sunday, February 15th 4 p-m, at Hill Auditorium. For a gift of $250 to WEMU, you and your guest will enjoy the concert with Linda and other WEMU donors plus a post-concert dinner reception at the Campus Inn.
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The generous donation will go, in part, to study how democracies emerge from authoritarian rule.

Michigan House Democrats

The challenge lies in educating new lawmakers about the issues around non-smokeable forms of the drug.

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University of Michigan professor emeritus of economics thinks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration could boost the economy.

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Santa sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake ... but how does he do it? Sure, the elves lend a hand — but, as it turns out, hours of surveillance video make the job a lot easier.

This year, we present an audio Christmas card to share the real* story on how the North Pole decides who's naughty or nice.

The voices in the Whiteness Project vary by gender, age and income, but they all candidly express what it is like to be white in an increasingly diverse country.

"I don't feel that personally I've benefited from being white. That's because I grew up relatively poor," a participant shared. "My father worked at a factory." These are the kinds of unfiltered comments that filmmaker Whitney Dow was hoping to hear when he started recording a group of white people, and hoped to turn their responses into provocative, interactive videos.

Today, details of the Obama administration's plan known as the Postsecondary Institutional Ratings System, or PIRS, finally saw the light of day. The idea, in this incarnation, was just under three years old.

The president announced its conception during his State of the Union address in 2012.

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Former WXYZ-TV Channel 7 anchor and Detroit news legend, Bill Bonds, passed away last weekend.  WEMU remembers him as the dominant force that he was in Southeast Michigan for nearly thirty years.  Today he will be memorialized fondly as he is laid to rest.  

I had an opportunity to sit down with a longtime coworker of Mr. Bonds, Eastern Michigan University's VP for Communications Walter Kraft, to talk about his life and legacy.


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A proposed tax hike aimed at improving Michigan's transportation infrastructure and schools is heading to voters. 

          

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Legislation to ease medical marijuana restrictions in Michigan will have to wait until 2015. Listen below as Jake Neher explains why. 

 

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