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Valentine's Day Weekend: For The Love Of WEMU At Northside Grill

Grab your sweetheart and join us Saturday, February 10 from 7am to 1pm as the staff of 89.1 WEMU take over the Northside Grill for “the love of WEMU.” Meet your favorite on-air personalities as we show you to your table, pour your coffee, and collect all the tips for the day (don’t worry though — we’ll leave the cooking to the Northside ).

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Getting to know the oddly informative Adam Felber, panelist of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, which will be featured as a part of this year's Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

89.1, WEMU, and Music Director Linda Yohn, pick up awards at JazzWeek summit in Rochester NY.

89.1, WEMU was named Station of the Year and Music Director, Linda Yohn, was named Music Director of the Year, in the small market category, at the 2003 JazzWeek Jazz Summit in Rochester NY, June 5-7.

Dexter – By a nearly four-to-one margin, voters in the Dexter School District approved a Headlee rollback. The final tally was 956-to-276. In the school board race, Incumbant Dick Lundy was re-elected to a four-year term. He'll be joined on the board by newcomer Julie Schumaker.

Chelsea – The Chelsea Board of Education will have a new member. Voters in the district Monday Elected Lorel McDevett to a four-year term. McDevett beat out incumbant Conrad Knutsen on a vote of 454-274.

Ypsilanti, Michigan – Incumbents Floyd Brumfield and Andy Fanta will keep their seats on the Ypsilanti Board of Education. The two incumbents easily defeated challengers Melodie Gable and Allen Thompson.
District voters also approved restoring the millage on non-homestead property that was exempted under the Headlee tax limitation amendment to the state's constitution. That will bring at least another 200-thousand dollars to the district in the coming school year.

Lincoln-Consolidated Schools – Just over seven-hundred voters turned out for the school election in the Lincoln-Consolidated School District. 351-of them voted in favor of the Headlee rollback. 262-voted against. Jeffrey Stokes and Kimberly Samuelson won election to the school board.

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President Trump's first State of the Union address was billed as a bid for unity, a call for all to rise above party and faction in pursuit of national ideas and ideals.

In fact, scattered throughout the 80-minute speech were several moments that might qualify as outreach. But if you blinked, you might have missed them.

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen will lead her last policy meeting on Wednesday as the finale to a two-day meeting on interest rates, which began Tuesday.

Policymakers are expected to leave interest rates unchanged when they release a statement at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday.

At the same time, the Fed is expected to signal that a gradual tightening of monetary policy is coming as the U.S. economy keeps expanding and job growth continues to be solid.

Some analysts expect interest rates to increase in March.

Reaction to President Trump's first State of the Union speech followed the familiar choose-your-own-partisan-narrative script that's dominated political life since the 2016 election.

Republican members of Congress frequently offered safe, predictable praise particularly around economic policy. Said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.: "We're coming out of this economic funk that we were in throughout the Obama years and the president was right to talk about it and to take some credit for the direction America is heading in."

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