2017 WEMU Blues Barbecue With Laith Al-Saadi

For a gift of $200, you and a guest can join the whole WEMU crew for the Blues Barbecue Thursday, June 1st, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m . featuring Laith Al-Saadi The concert will be held outside of the EMU Convocation Center patio (in the atrium in case of rain).

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We're in the final hours of WEMU's spring pledge drive, with about $10,000 to go to reach our goal of $200,000.  To everyone who has called, emailed, and mailed donations we thank you so much.  If you haven't made your pledge yet, there's still time.

Late last year, India sought to force people with large amounts of cash stashed away to deposit it in bank accounts. It was a tax-collecting exercise to get people to disclose unreported wealth and pay up.

The government credits the move for a 12 percent increase in tax collections from the previous year.

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.

Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.

We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with lifelong learning. But how well do you think you understand what good learning looks like?

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Doctors, parents and public health experts gathered in Lansing with one simple message – vaccinate your children. 


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Eastern Michigan University is in the market for a new athletic director.  Heather Lyke is expected to be introduced in a press conference later today as the new A-D at Pitt

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  Late last week and this weekend, the world of music lost two giants:  bluesman, James Cotton, and one of the primary architects of rock and roll, the iconic Chuck Berry.  Both had legendary careers that influenced thousands of musicians that came after them, including Keb' Mo and the Rolling Stones.

Within minutes of learning of these deaths, WEMU was on the air and online with tributes to these extraordinary artists; tributes that would not have been possible or that would have been delayed if we were not live and responsive on the air.

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We continue our remembrance of rock and roll legend Chuck Berry. He died on Saturday at the age of 90. And to talk more about his influence on American music, we turn now to music historian Chuck Granata. He joins us on the line. Good morning.

National K-12 and higher ed news came fast and furious this week. Here are our highlights to help you keep on top.

The president's "skinny budget" has cuts for education

The biggest story of our week happened early Thursday morning when President Trump released his budget outline, historically known as a "skinny budget" because it has few details.

The U.S. Department of Education came in for a $9 billion, or 13.5 percent, cut.

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Proposed federal budget cuts are threatening some services hundreds of Washtenaw County residents depend on.

The Administration's FY 2018 budget blueprint released yesterday proposes to elimnate the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) end future funding for public broadcasting. This step by the Administration is one of the first in a long process to decide funding levels for the federal government. Ultimately,  Congress will make final decisions on continuing the annual federal investment in WEMU and the public broadcasting system. We recognize the seriousness of this moment and also know of the long-standing, bipartisan congressional support for public broadcasting.

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The U.S. women's national soccer team got some disappointing (and not unexpected) news Friday — it fell out of first place in the FIFA world rankings for the first time in years. The demotion follows a last-place finish in a U.S.-hosted tournament of some of the world's best teams earlier this month.

When China took control of Hong Kong from Great Britain back in 1997, voting rights for all was one of the promises it made. These were rights Britain never gave the island's citizens during its 156-year rule.

This Sunday's election in Hong Kong was expected to be the first in which each and every resident would be allowed to vote for the city's top leader, the chief executive. But it won't be the case. Many city residents are calling Sunday "Selection Day," since they won't be allowed to vote directly.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill into law that lowers the maximum blood alcohol limit for drivers to .05 percent from the current legal threshold of .08 percent — giving Utah the strictest drunken driving law in the nation.

In addition to drivers, the law applies to anyone carrying a dangerous weapon.

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