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May the Fourth Be With You!  We have a special Star Wars incentive for you during our $5K a Day in May spring fundraiser.  Your gift of $150 gets you a pair of tickets to our exclusive private screening of Solo: A Star Wars Movie on opening day, Friday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.

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There are film and video careers to be had and a living to be made in Washtenaw County.  But, you will have to hustle for it.  Donald Harrison of Ypsilanti has been doing exactly that with his 7 Cylinders Studio.  The former executive director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival shares his expertise on making an impact in the film and video world in Washtenaw County in this week's edition of 'creative:impact!' 


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High schools in Michigan might have to add financial literacy to their curriculum.  Schools would have to offer a class on personal finance management skills like spending, saving, borrowing and investing to 11th and 12th graders.  That’s if a bipartisan bill making its way through the state Legislature is passed.


Lisa Barry

This week, as part of the bi-weekly conversation with the local League of Women Voters, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league publicist Mary Seelhorst and one of the league's newer members, Paige Nong.


There are plenty of opportunities to participate in "Civic Matters" this week.  In this weekly get-together, WEMU's David Fair and Mary Morgan, executive director of the CivCity Initiative, explore what is going on in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County.  


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Long before we started taking pictures on smartphones, you would see people wearing bigger and bulkier film cameras.  Among the more respected was the Argus camera and, as it turns out, it was made right here in Washtenaw County.  Argus is now out of business, but its legacy lives on.  As 89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan reports, you’ll discover that history in a 1,500 square-foot space at the corner of West William and 4th Streets in Ann Arbor, “Hidden In Plain Sight.”   

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Residents in the Ann Arbor Public School district are being asked to vote on a new operating millage Tuesday, May 8th.


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The state House Republican leader says it’s still possible lawmakers will vote on legalizing marijuana in Michigan.  But, he says it is unlikely.


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From its youth council to serving the growing needs of seniors in Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization with a broad community focus intending to connect and engage with area residents.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry talks with foundation president and CEO Neel Hajra about the foundation's annual community meeting taking place on May 7th.


Voters in Ypsilanti Township will be among those hitting the ballot boxes next Tuesday, May 8th.  As WEMU's Taylor Pinson reports, the township is asking voters to approve a new millage on to help pay for the community's fire department.


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Investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, say the Russian missile that hit the plane originated from a Russian military unit.

The passenger jet crashed, killing all 298 people aboard. Moscow has denied being responsible.

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