This week, "Art and Soul" is the art of well-being. 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry is joined by University of Michigan Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Frank Anderson, who is also the director of Global Initiatives for the department and co-founder of Ann Arbor Open Meditation. Dr. Anderson talks about why he co-founded the meditation center and the many benefits of meditation.
In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater marketing manager Sarah Erlewine about the movie business and all the of films you can check out during this Ann Arbor Art Fair weekend.
The former mayor of Saline and two-term State Representative Gretchen Driskell formally announced Wednesday she is running for Congress again in 2018. She's running for the 7th Congressional District seat against incumbent Tim Wahlberg. 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke to Driskell about her campaign announcement.
J.T. Abernathy has been a potter for 71 years. The 94 year-old Ann Arbor man hasn't missed an Ann Arbor Art Fair since it first began in 1960. I visited him at the Ann Arbor Potters Guild to talk to him about his work and his Art Fair memories.
In this week's "Issues of the Environment," we talk with Jennifer Young, Project Manager at Michigan Interfaith Power and Light. The group is working to get houses of worship in Ann Arbor to 'go solar.'
The time has arrived. The series of four fairs that comprise the Ann Arbor Art Fair officially opens on Thursday. Participants and fair officials wil spend today setting up. As a result, a number of streets in Ann Arbor are now closed to traffic.
Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative will join WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor. Mary Morgan will provide news, analysis, commentary and explain the various ways residents can become more engaged. Today marked the first such conversation, touching on a variety of topics and opportunities.
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved language for a 1 mill tax proposal that will appear on the November ballot. But amendments were made to the public safety and mental health services proposal before it was approved.
WEMU's Jorge Avellan reports on a Washtenaw County millage officially being placed on the November ballot.
In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the new and returning films playing at your local movie house this weekend. Plus, Russ gives an update on the State Theatre renovation project.
A community protest is planned for this afternoon to show support for senior citizens living at Cross Street Village in Ypsilanti. This is an emotional situation impacting affordable housing for local seniors.
WEMU's Lisa Barry reports on a protest to support the residents of Cross Street Village.