Molly Motherwell http://wemu.org en This Is It http://wemu.org/post/it <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" id="frame-template6" style="width: 600px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><tbody><tr><td class="col1cell1-template6" style="padding: 10px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" valign="top"><div>Dear WEMU Friends:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 0.857em; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This is it. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:05:12 +0000 Molly Motherwell 43175 at http://wemu.org This Is It The future of public radio at WEMU http://wemu.org/post/future-public-radio-wemu <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" id="frame-template6" style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); width: 600px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial;"><tbody><tr><td class="col1cell1-template6" style="padding: 10px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" valign="top"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="customSection" style="font-size: 12px; padding-left: 10px; width: 590px;"><tbody><tr><td class="customSectionCell" style="padding: 5px 0px;"> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Molly Motherwell 42762 at http://wemu.org The future of public radio at WEMU Get Involved http://wemu.org/post/get-involved <p>Two years ago, jazz trumpeter, Terence Blanchard stood in front of members of the southeast Michigan jazz community to talk about his role as the artist-in-residence for the Detroit Jazz Festival.&nbsp; He marveled at how, in the face of so many challenges, the Detroit Jazz Festival had remained <em>so viable when many other festivals had gone under.</em><br /><br /><span class="Object" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT421_com_zimbra_url"><a href="http://www.elabs6.com/c.html?ufl=1&amp;rtr=on&amp;s=7cn4u,1dhs5,34fq,bykv,7vii,2qg4,88wu" target="_blank"><strong>What resonated with me is that he said that in order for this free festival to continue, its stakeholders had to get involved.</strong></a></span><br /> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:12:42 +0000 Molly Motherwell 36436 at http://wemu.org WEMU is Your Local Station http://wemu.org/post/wemu-your-local-station <p>Dear Friend of WEMU:</p><p>In January of 2011, WEMU took a leap of faith. We promised EMU that we could cut our general fund budget by $250,000 over three years to help offset the 15% cut to higher education the University was facing from the state. We were confident that WEMU’s listeners would step up to the challenge and help offset that cuts that we incurred. And, so far, you have. In 2012 we were able to offset that $50,000 with increased donations from listeners. This year WEMU took a $100,000 cut to our general fund appropriation.</p><p>With two strong pledge drives in fall and spring, we are again poised make it up through listener and corporate contributions. But, we can’t do it without your financial gift. We have until June 25 to raise approximately <strong>$35,000</strong>. <em><strong>$35,000 </strong>that goes directly to the programs and people</em> you count on from WEMU. $35,000 that helps us maintain our daily operations and our strong focus on community through local news and local music programming. <em>Without that $35,000 we will be faced with some tough decisions.</em></p><p>Will we be able to continue to bring you the specialty music programs you look forward to each weekend? Will we be able to remain live on weekday evenings? Or will we be forced to go to syndicated programming, which may fill the hours with music, but that lacks the soul, vibrancy, and community connection you get with WEMU?&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:25:24 +0000 Molly Motherwell 31266 at http://wemu.org Gifts to WEMU are still tax deductible http://wemu.org/post/gifts-wemu-are-still-tax-deductible <div style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt"><p>As the year comes to a close, it’s a tradition to both look back and anticipate what lies ahead.&nbsp;I’m excited to share just a few highlights that your support of WEMU made possible in 2012, and with your continued support, what’s ahead in 2013.</p></div><ul><li style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">&nbsp;2012 had the most expensive Presidential election in history.&nbsp;&nbsp;WEMU brought you thoughtful and thorough coverage throughout the election cycle, not only on the national level but on the state and local levels as well.</li><li style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">&nbsp;WEMU&nbsp;covered&nbsp;Washtenaw&nbsp;County&nbsp; more throroughly than any other local station; from city council to county commssion, from the&nbsp;devastating Dexter tornado to the record-breaking&nbsp;summer heat wave, from transit to traffic.&nbsp; WEMU will continue to be your best and most trusted&nbsp;local news&nbsp;source in&nbsp;2013.</li><li style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">WEMU&nbsp;was in your community; onstage at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, marching in the Fourth of July Parade, hosting free 5:01 Jazz shows in downtown Ann&nbsp;Arbor,&nbsp;running shuttle buses to the Detroit Jazz Festival and so much more.<br><p></p></li></ul><div style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt">We know you are asked to support many worthy organizations at this time of year.&nbsp;Please take a moment to consider the value that&nbsp;WEMU adds to your life and to the life of the community.&nbsp;Your tax-deductible year-end gift will go a long way toward helping us achieve our goals in the coming year.</div><blockquote><div style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;Please make your secure online gift at wemu.org by clicking the green DONATE button.&nbsp;</div></blockquote><div style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt">On behalf of the staff of&nbsp;WEMU and our public radio partners, I wish you a joyful holiday season, thank you for your support this year, and look forward to serving you in 2013.</div><div style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt"> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:06:31 +0000 Molly Motherwell 23343 at http://wemu.org Gifts to WEMU are still tax deductible