WEMU's 2016 Blues Barbecue: RJ Spangler's Kansas City Six On June 2nd

Join us at everybody's favorite neighborhood picnic Thursday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. outside at the EMU Convocation Center patio (inside in case of rain) and features music from RJ Spangler’s Kansas City Six, plus barbecue favorites like ribs, chicken, hotdogs, lots of veggie options, and a cash bar (lemonade and iced tea with the buffet). $150 gift is admission for two; kids 16 and under welcome with parent(s).
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AFC Ann Arbor

The Association Football Club of Ann Arbor will host Grand Rapids Monday for the second annual Memorial Day Classic.

 

 

Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

  The National Priorities List is the list of hazardous waste sites in the United States eligible for long-term remedial action financed under the federal Superfund program.  Currently there are 1,171 sites on the NPL, either being cleaned up or waiting for their turn.  Should Ann Arbor’s 1,4-dioxane contamination be “listed” too?  Weighing benefits against potential stigma costs is the subject of this week’s Green Room segment in our ongoing series.


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 On this week's Art & Soul, I sit down with local arts and journalist blogger Jenn McKee to talk about Shakespeare in the Arb with one of its founders, Kate Mendeloff.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

The LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor is attracting thousands of golf aficionados.  And as Memorial Day approaches, veterans are being offered resources at the event. 


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State of Michigan / michigan.gov

As the summer travel season gets underway, local law enforcement officials will be conducting their annual crackdown on seat belt use.


Michigan Theater
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Cinetopia is only a week away!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the upcoming film festival and all the movies opening this Memorial Day weekend.


Michigan State University Extension

The Lone Star tick is not invading Michigan. According to a Michigan State University entomologist, the tick’s population hasn’t increased here in 25 years.

Michigan Supreme Court
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

A new court rule is supposed to make sure judges in Michigan don’t put people in jail because they can’t afford to pay fines or fees.  


University of Michigan

A female Blanding's turtle believed to be at least 83 years old was captured by scientists at the University of Michigan E.S. George Reserve about 25 miles northwest of Ann Arbor. It is believed to be one of the oldest well documented Blanding's freshwater turtles still alive.

I spoke with the director of the University of Michigan E.S. George reserve near Pinckney, Christopher Dick.


Kate Delaney / Northeast Ann Arbor Community Coalition

The University of Michigan has canceled plans to build a new transit center at the corner of Hubbard and Green Roads in Ann Arbor. 

 


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The implant, called Probuphine, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, and is expected to be available to patients by the end of June.

The would-be Bernie Sanders vs. Donald Trump throwdown will only live on in the minds of comedy writers.

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