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Ann Arbor – Karen Cross is the new President of the Ann Arbor Board of Education. Cross was elected on a nearly unanimous vote at Wednesday night's school board meeting. She lists among her priorities, student achievement and addressing the problem of high school overcrowding. Cross was the lone nominee for the Presidency, and was elected on a paper ballot vote of 8-1. The ballot was requested by out-going President Theresa Han-Markey. She left her ballot blank.

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor, Michigan has become the 137th city in the country to officially oppose the U-S Patriot Act. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has details on last night's vote.

Ann Arbor, MI – Race issues took center stage again on the University of Michigan campus Tuesday, as proponents of a ballot issue to ban the use of racial preferences in public education, employment and contracting announced their petition drive. WEMU's Bob Eccles has details:

June 25, 2003 – Andy Cluley can't believe his idol is coming to town...

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.

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As the other kids cry inconsolably on an audio recording of migrant children, 6-year-old Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid can be heard pleading for someone to call her aunt — reciting the number in Spanish.

Jimena is from El Salvador, and had just crossed into the U.S. before she was detained and separated from her mother.

"For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids," says Lori Alhadeff. "On Valentine's Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist."

That day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, when a 19-year-old former student killed Alyssa Alhadeff and 16 other people, changed many lives.

And it pushed the question of school safety once again to the front and center.

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