Shuttle To The 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival Sept. 4 - Sept. 7

Get on the bus with us! Golden Limousine and WEMU have partnered once again to provide round trip transportation to the 36th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day Weekend. For your convenience we will have pick up locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
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Shorten the WEMU Pledge Drive!

If we have $300,000 by September 10th, we will cut our on-air pledge drive to just FOUR DAYS. We have some new special gifts to celebrate our 50th anniversary including a very exciting anniversary dinner celebration with Jarl Mohn, President and CEO of NPR on Tuesday, December 8th. Make your financial gift now to WEMU.
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Mark Styker at the Detroit Free Press writes:

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Some terrific art films are opening in town this weekend, some classics return to the big screen and Robert Redford debuts his new movie at the multiplex. Find out about all of that and more in this weeks "Cinema Chat' with David Fair and Russ Collins. 


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Officials say a backlog of 11,000 untested rape kits is almost cleared. In some instances, the cases go back more than three decades. However, some victims will have to wait years for justice. 


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Democrats in the state House won’t support big budget cuts for roads if it’s not clear where they’d come from.


Yellow Springs is a small college town in Ohio that has more than one head shop and a lot of tie-dye and hemp.

Many would consider it ground zero for likely supporters of the referendum on the ballot this November that could make Ohio the fifth state to legalize recreational and medical marijuana.

But the proposal is drawing some unusual opposition — and it's coming from residents who generally support legalizing marijuana.

Nicolette Hahn Niman

Maybe you're aware (or maybe you're not) that burger you're having for lunch, or that steak you had for dinner could  impact the environment. I spoke to Nicolette Hahn Niman a rancher, lawyer, author, mother and University of Michigan law school graduate about her upcoming presentation about the "sustainability of beef" at Zingerman's on September 13th.


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An upcoming program in Washtenaw County  offers an opportunity for education and more productive engagement in environmental stewardship. In this week's edition of Issues of the Environment, we discuss the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program with Jason Frenzel of the Huron River Watershed Council. 


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Michigan intends to develop its own plan to comply with federal rules to reduce greenhouse gasses. Rick Pluta reports.


We hone in on the terrific regional ‪‎jazz‬ talent you can hear this weekend at The Detroit International Jazz Festival - like Robert Hurst, Evan Perri, Wendell Harrison, Sean Dobbins and many other hometown heroes all week.

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Kevin Leeser filed and got approved for what's known as a "declaration of intent" of write-in candidacy. Leeser will run against candidate Chip Smith in Ann Arbor's 5th Ward city council general election in November.


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