Shorten the WEMU Pledge Drive!

Make your financial gift now to WEMU. 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.
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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. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure times. Seats are limited, register today to ensure you have a spot.
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courtesy AAPS / Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board and teachers union have reached an agreement, just before the start of the 2015-2016 school year slated to begin on Tuesday, September 8th.

Chris Collins, artistic director of the Detroit Jazz Festival joined me Friday to describe many 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival highlights.  

His philosophies as both a jazz educator and musician come to full expression over the four music-filled days.  From the opening multi-media presentation of "Benny's Threads" in tribute to Benny Goodman to the closing concert by Pat Metheny with a string orchestra honoring the late bassist Ebehard Weber, Chris Collins and his team have created a jazz festival unlike any other in the world.  

ADA Reimagine Washtenaw
Amanda LeClaire / 89.1 WEMU

Disability advocates filed a class action lawsuit against MDOT and the Washtenaw County Road Division Thursday.

  

Michigan Theater / www.michtheater.org

Michigan Theater Program Director Ruth Lednicer fills in for Russ Collins this week on "Cinema Chat." Find out what movies you may want to see by listeneing to her conversation with 89.1 WEMU's David Fair. 

  

Washtenaw County / Ewashtenaw.org

Rain Gardens are often beautiful. While they may look similar to a typical residential garden, there are important difference. This week, we take a look at the Washtenaw County Rain Garden, and the coordinator, Susan Bryan to discuss those matters in this weeks Issues of the Environment.


Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

Americans spend less of their household budget on food than do citizens of any other country.  Should we spend more, to reduce long-term impacts to the planet?  How do we decide what products are “greenest,” anyway?  In this installment of 89.1 WEMU’s  The Green Room, Barbara Lucas explores two perspectives regarding the sustainability of foods grown right here in Michigan.


Juvenile Prisoner Michigan
Wikimedia Commons

A lawsuit claiming juvenile inmates were sexually assaulted and harassed while being housed as adults has been dismissed.

 Plaintiffs claim guards failed to protect their safety in prison. 

People whose diabetes requires insulin injections usually have to make a series of visits to the doctor's office to fine-tune their daily dosage. But many low-income patients can't afford to take those few hours off to see the doctor. As a result, they often live with chronically elevated blood sugars for weeks or months until they can find time to get to the clinic.

Consumption of rosé wine is skyrocketing. U.S. imports of rosé from the Mediterranean region have grown in the double digits for the past 10 years running. This is good news for winemakers in the southern, Provence region of France, where many vintners used to make a few bottles of rosé only for themselves. Not anymore.

The Blanc brothers, Didier and Robert, are third-generation vintners near the town of Uzes, in southern France. The area is known for chirping cicadas, olive trees and chilled rosé wine in the summertime.

Classrooom
WikiMedia Commons

Programs aiming to help low-income students and military veterans are growing at Eastern Michigan University. 

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