Special Features http://wemu.org en Michigan Calling: Democrat Mark Schauer Answers Listener Questions http://wemu.org/post/michigan-calling-democrat-mark-schauer-answers-listener-questions <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This morning Democratic candidate for&nbsp;Michigan, Democrat Mark&nbsp;Schauer&nbsp;joined Rick Pluta on a statewide&nbsp;call-in show via the Michigan Public Radio Network.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:28:55 +0000 Patrik Holubik 48649 at http://wemu.org Michigan Calling: Democrat Mark Schauer Answers Listener Questions A Capitol Fourth (8p - 10p) http://wemu.org/post/capitol-fourth-8p-10p <div>This July 4, America's national Independence Day celebration broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Tom Bergeron and NPR's Korva Coleman, the event features performances from some of America's best known celebrities and musical artists.</div><div> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:09:04 +0000 Patrik Holubik 48267 at http://wemu.org Capitol Steps: 'Politics Takes A Holiday!' (7p - 8p) http://wemu.org/post/capitol-steps-politics-takes-holiday-7p-8p <p><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;">This Independence Day, enjoy the Capitol Steps one-hour long special, “Politics Takes a Holiday!”&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;">The Capitol Steps will address timely issues set to show tunes!&nbsp; There’s John Kerry singing “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea?” and Hillary Clinton admonishing Joe Biden to “Let it Go” whe Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:57:19 +0000 Patrik Holubik 48265 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces 2014 Mainstage Lineup http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-summer-festival-announces-2014-mainstage-lineup <p>The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced its 2014 Mainstage lineup.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Executive Director Amy </span>Nesbitt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with </span>WEMU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Michael Jewett Monday afternoon to talk about the schedule and hear some music from some of the acts scheduled to appear.</span></p><p>See the complete schedule here: <a href="http://a2sf.org/desktop/">http://a2sf.org/desktop/</a></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:15:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 44018 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces 2014 Mainstage Lineup Malcolm Gladwell talks to Bob Eccles about his new book, 'David and Goliath' http://wemu.org/post/malcolm-gladwell-talks-bob-eccles-about-his-new-book-david-and-goliath <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131244425&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p>Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell is came to the Michigan Theater Monday evening.</p><p>89.1 WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Gladwell about his latest book, "David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants."</p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">— Bob&nbsp;Eccles&nbsp;is a reporter and the host of 89.1&nbsp;WEMU's&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">All Things Considered</strong>. Contact him at 734.487.3363, email him&nbsp;<a href="mailto:reccles@emich.edu" style="color: rgb(12, 76, 162); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">reccles@emich.edu</a>,&nbsp;or follow him on Twitter&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/BobEcclesWEMU" style="color: rgb(12, 76, 162); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">@BobEcclesWEMU</a></em></p><p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:25:25 +0000 Bob Eccles 40634 at http://wemu.org Malcolm Gladwell talks to Bob Eccles about his new book, 'David and Goliath' Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips for Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/extreme-cold-weather-safety-tips-washtenaw-county <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">Sub-zero temperatures and&nbsp; frigid wind chills have once again forced many schools to close throughout the region. The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">record cold temperatures may cause many in the WEMU listening area to develop&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">cold-weather injuries like frostbite and hypothermia.</span></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">For road conditions and frequent weather updates, stay tuned to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wemu.org/listen-live-o"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">89.1&nbsp;WEMU&nbsp;</strong></a>for the latest developments.</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted its tips on how to be "</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/Features/WinterWeather/index.html" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 21.99652862548828px; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">prepared to stay safe and healthy in winter</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">." For instance, if you have to go outside be sure to do what mom always said:</span></p><div><div>&nbsp;</div><blockquote style="background-image: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); border-width: 0px 0px 0px 4px; border-left-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); font-style: italic; margin-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 40px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 20px; vertical-align: baseline; quotes: none; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; clear: left;"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 22px;"><em>"Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots."</em></p></blockquote><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">We simply suggest: Stay inside if you can.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;"><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 1.5;">Cold weather safety tips include:&nbsp;</strong></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:15:05 +0000 Patrik Holubik 39844 at http://wemu.org Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips for Washtenaw County Listen to the Michigan State of the State Address 2014 http://wemu.org/post/listen-michigan-state-state-address-2014 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129969283&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Governor Rick Snyder issued his 2014 State of the State Address Thursday, January 17, 2014 and 89.1&nbsp;WEMU&nbsp;carried it live as a partnership with Michigan Public Radio Network. &nbsp;This is their coverage of the event and the Democratic response. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-lawmakers-respond-governor-rick-snyders-state-state-address">Washtenaw&nbsp;County Lawmakers Respond to Governor Rick Snyder's State of State Address</a></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:53:04 +0000 David Fair 40331 at http://wemu.org Listen to the Michigan State of the State Address 2014 Mountain Stage at 30: A Radio Retrospective 12/31 at 8PM http://wemu.org/post/mountain-stage-30-radio-retrospective-1231-8pm <div>The documentary explores the rich history of the longest-running live performance radio show on public radio.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Featuring interviews with the show's founders, band members and guest artists (including Tim O'Brien, Kathy Mattea, Jason Isbell, Billy Bragg, Bela Fleck and more), WV Public Broadcasting's Dave Mistich retraces the earliest steps of the show in 1983 all the way to the 30th anniversary in 2013.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In addition, this hour-long special also attempts to identify the multifaceted identity of the program and explores its rea Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:13:02 +0000 Patrik Holubik 39082 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment: Great Lakes Growing Threat - Asian Carp http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-great-lakes-growing-threat-asian-carp <p>This month on 89.1 WEMU's <a href="http://wemu.org/programs/first-friday-focus-environment"><em>First Friday Focus on the Environment,</em></a> we we will explore &nbsp;a growing threat in the region - Asian Carp. We look into its growing threat of expanding territories to the world's greatest freshwater resource, the Great Lakes.</p><p>The Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.glc.org/"><strong>Great Lakes Commission</strong></a>, Tim Eder joins us to talk about the issue and what can be done to establish a long-term solution.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:21:46 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 38669 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment: Great Lakes Growing Threat - Asian Carp John F. Kennedy 50 Years Later http://wemu.org/post/john-f-kennedy-50-years-later <p>50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a visit to Dallas.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has a look at JFK's impact on our area, and introduces us to some local folks whose lives President Kennedy touched. The spot where Kennedy spoke, planting the seed for what would become the Peace Corps.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:10:09 +0000 Bob Eccles 38102 at http://wemu.org John F. Kennedy 50 Years Later Election Preview: Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward City Council Race http://wemu.org/post/election-preview-ann-arbors-2nd-ward-city-council-race <p>Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward City Council race may be the most hotly contested. Two of the three candidates have raised more money than all other council candidates in the city, combined.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:35:40 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37152 at http://wemu.org Election Preview: Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward City Council Race 1st Friday Focus on the Environment: Michigan's Energy Future http://wemu.org/post/1st-friday-focus-environment-michigans-energy-future <p>On the first Friday of every month, WEMU Morning Edition Host David Fair partners with Michigan League of Conservation voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak. Together they invite a guest to spend 20-minutes discuss a topic of environmental importance.&nbsp;</p><p>This month, our guest is Dan Scripps. Dan is a former State Representative and current President of the&nbsp; Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. Today's conversation centers on progress that has been made in both energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in the state, where we are going next, and how we'll get there.</p><p>Michigan's Energy Future: That's the topic on WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:16:12 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 37150 at http://wemu.org 1st Friday Focus on the Environment: Michigan's Energy Future A Day in the Life of an Arbor Hospice Therapy Dog [PHOTOS] http://wemu.org/post/day-life-arbor-hospice-therapy-dog-photos <p>Back in July we introduced you to Arbor Hospice volunteer Helen Buccella-Costa and Alpine, the therapy dog. Helen was a finalist for the <a href="http://wemu.org/post/local-volunteers-finalists-2013-governors-service-awards">Governor's Service Award for Volunteer of the Year</a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles spent a day tagging along with Helen and Alpine as they made their rounds in the community.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:28:46 +0000 Bob Eccles 37004 at http://wemu.org A Day in the Life of an Arbor Hospice Therapy Dog [PHOTOS] First Friday Focus on the Environment: The Farm Bill http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-farm-bill <p>Senator Debbie Stabenow joins David Fair and Lisa Wozniak as our guest on the 1st Friday Focus on the Environment on WEMU 89.1 FM. Our topic? The Farm Bill, stalled in the House even before the government shut down.</p><p></p><p>Listen to the full discussion here:</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:36:22 +0000 editor 35880 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment: The Farm Bill First Friday Focus on the Environment: Detroit River Pet Coke http://wemu.org/post/detroit-river-pet-coke <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The massive pile of black refinery waste that has sat alongside the banks of the </span>Detoit<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River is gone. The 'Pet Coke' , as it's called, is the waste that's left after heave tar-sands oil is refine. It is not considered hazardous, but it does violate portions of the Clean Air act when it becomes airborne.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Throughout Detroit and Windsor, the airborne residue can be found throughout nearby neighborhoods. &nbsp;</p><p>Listen in as we focus on the effects of exposure of Pet Coke and the regulations to protect the health of the environment:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:36:04 +0000 David Fair 34636 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment: Detroit River Pet Coke Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting http://wemu.org/post/historical-snapshots-ypsilanti-190-years-and-counting <p>The annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks-off on Friday and the celebration will run through the weekend.&nbsp; It's a perfect time to take a look back at some of the elements that have helped create the identity of this Washtenaw County community.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:21:46 +0000 Wendy Wright 33643 at http://wemu.org Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting Special Feature: The Ann Arbor Summer Festival http://wemu.org/post/special-feature-ann-arbor-summer-festival <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129650575%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-mWL55&amp;color=000000&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Ann Arbor Summer Festival marks its&nbsp;</span>30th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Anniversary this year. The annual celebration of music and entertainment is now in its final week for 2013. As this year's event winds down, we thought it a good time to look at the past, present and future of the festival. As&nbsp;</span>WEMU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Wendy Wright discovered, the common thread has been, and will continue to be, a sense of community.</span></p><div> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:53:08 +0000 Wendy Wright 31616 at http://wemu.org Special Feature: The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Bringing the Holiday Spirit to Hospital Patients http://wemu.org/post/bringing-holiday-spirit-hospital-patients <p>The holidays are upon us, and most of us are making plans to celebrate with family and friends. For those afflicted with illness it can be&nbsp; difficult to tap in to the sentiment of the season. However, at the University of Michigan Hospitals, there is a concerted effort to give the patients some holiday spirit. With music as a centerpiece, many patients are not only smiling, but they're also healing.</p><p></p><blockquote><p>Wendy Wright reports on the sounds of holiday cheer ringing throughout in halls the Uof M Health system.</p></blockquote><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:34:00 +0000 Wendy Wright 23424 at http://wemu.org Bringing the Holiday Spirit to Hospital Patients Jazz and Improvisation Program at the University of Michigan celebrates 25 years http://wemu.org/post/jazz-and-improvisation-program-university-michigan-celebrates-25-years <p><strong>Ellen Rowe</strong>, jazz pianist and composer, the current Chair of the Department of Jazz &amp; Contemporary Improvisation along with&nbsp;flugelhornist, Music School Professor, and program founder <strong>Ed&nbsp;Sarath</strong>&nbsp;sit down with Linda&nbsp;Yohn&nbsp;of&nbsp;WEMU&nbsp;to talk about 25 years and beyond of the Jazz and Contemplative Studies Programs at the University of Michigan.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:05:51 +0000 Linda Yohn & Patrik Holubik 22751 at http://wemu.org Jazz and Improvisation Program at the University of Michigan celebrates 25 years From Rehearsals to Opening Night http://wemu.org/post/rehearsals-opening-night <p>Go behind the scenes with WEMU's Wendy Wright with the cast and director of the<a href="http://www.performancenetwork.org/" target="_blank"> Performance Network's production of "The Glass Menagerie."</a></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:07:22 +0000 Wendy Wright 20045 at http://wemu.org From Rehearsals to Opening Night