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You probably know that we are in the middle of the Spring Pledge Drive as you've been listening to WEMU this week. This morning, there's approximately $25,000 to raise by 7 pm today keep our weekend pledge free and uninterrupted. Your gift will help us reach the halfway point of our $100,000 goal.
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2015 WEMU Blues Barbecue w/ Madcat's Midnight Blues Journey

If you gave $150 or more to WEMU this spring, your admission for two is a bonus premium and your name is on the guest list for the Blues Barbecue Thursday, June 11th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. outside at the EMU Convocation Center (In the atrium in case of rain). Live music from Madcat's Midnight Blues Journey, a great barbecue menu that includes ribs, chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, and lots of vegetarian options, plus a cash bar. (Iced tea, lemonade and water are available with the...
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Issues of the Environment: Marking 50 Years Of The Huron River Watershed Council

The Huron River Watershed Council is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. David Fair talks with Executive Director Laura Rubin about the past, present and future of the organization in this week's 'Issues of the Environment.'
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Marcus Belgrave: Remembering Clark Terry

When NEA Jazz Master, trumpeter Clark Terry passed away on February 21st, 2015, the jazz world was in mourning. The mourning did not last long however, as tributes to Terry’s ebullient personality, musical mastery and generous nature as a mentor and jazz educator sprang from all around the globe. I called trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Detroit’s senior jazz statesman for his thoughts on Clark Terry’s jazz genius.
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In advance of Record Store day, Mlive chats with PJs Used Records and CDs co-owner Marc S. Taras (and host of Cuban Fantasy) about how to  start a record collection. 

Among the celebrations of Billie Holiday's centennial birthday anniversary is a new album from Cassandra Wilson. In Coming Forth By Day, one of today's top jazz vocalists salutes one of her idols, drastically rearranging the Holiday songbook.

Jazz Night In America features Cassandra Wilson's blues, country and folk-tinged delivery as she performs her Billie Holiday tribute, and catches up with some key collaborators of both Wilson and Holiday herself.

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If you gave $150 or more to WEMU this spring, your admission for two is a bonus premium and your name is on the guest list for the Blues Barbecue Thursday, June 11th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. outside at the EMU Convocation Center (In the atrium in case of rain). 

Live  music from Madcat's Midnight Blues Journey, a great barbecue menu that includes ribs, chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, and lots of vegetarian options, plus a cash bar. (Iced tea, lemonade and water are available with the BBQ buffet.)

The language of addiction is always evolving. Maybe we need an addictionary.

For example, when the word "alcohol" was written or spoken in early 19th-century America. it was often used in the chemical and medical sense. This is from an article about drawing out the essence of stramonium, or jimson weed: "The virtues of stramonium," the New England Journal of Medicine reported in January of 1818, "appear to be seated in an extractive principle, which dissolves in water and alcohol."

WEMU is hosting our Jazz  Brunch featuring the trio of Dobbins, Krahnke, and Weed with live music, great food and an awesome view. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family to this special Sunday Brunch!

A gift of $250 gets you entrance for two (plus entrance to our annual Blues Barbecue).

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Caroline Casey was 17 years old when she first learned she was visually impaired. Embracing her disability helped nourish her need for self-esteem.

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You probably know that we are in the middle of the Spring Pledge Drive as you've been listening to WEMU this week. This morning, there's approximately $25,000 to raise by 7 pm today keep our weekend pledge free and uninterrupted.  Your gift will help us reach the halfway point of our $100,000 goal. 

 

You may not know it but most of today's smartphones have FM radios inside of them. But the FM chip is not activated on two-thirds of devices. That's because mobile makers have the FM capability switched off.

The National Association of Broadcasters has been asking mobile makers to change this. But the mobile industry, which profits from selling data to smartphone users, says that with the consumer's move toward mobile streaming apps, the demand for radio simply isn't there.

Mlive reports that eight protesters were arrested during the University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon of the pro-affirmative action group By Any Means Necessary, known as BAMN, violently rushed through a table of barricades with chants of "open it up or we'll shut it down."

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It's fundraising time at WEMU and we are asking you to rise to the challenge and help shrink WEMU's pledge drive.  Our goal this spring is $200,000 and here's the deal.  As soon as we reach the midpoint of $100,000 we will stop fundraising until Monday morning.   Just stop entirely.

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