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Conan Smith would like your vote as a Washtenaw County Commissioner in the 9th District.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Jason Maciejewski is running for Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 1.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.

  

Townie Street Party
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It's a special week in Ann Arbor.  It's Art Fair week which kicks off tonight with a special gathering for residents with the "Townie Street Party."


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The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments this week about whether a redistricting measure can go on the November ballot.  This is the last stop for the contentious proposal.


LEO
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The University of Michigan Lecturers' Employee Organization voted to approve a new contract agreement.  The new agreement was reached in late June following eight months of negotiations.  

University of Michigan
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Bargaining will resume Monday on a new contract for some 6,000 nurses working at the University of Michigan hospital.  A special rally and informational picket is planned for Saturday to show support for the nurses' union.


Alice Liberson is running for Ann Arbor City Council in the 3rd Ward.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Jeff Irwin would like your vote in the 18th District State Senate race.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Tom Copi

This week, Art and Soul is about the visual arts in our community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by the executive director of CultureSource and chair of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affiars Omari Rush, and another guest, the executive producer of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival James Partridge.

The three talk about a special photo exhibit of past festivals which will be on display at the Ann Arbor Art Fair later this month.

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Like many municipalities in Washtenaw County, Ypsilanti Township is looking for ways to improve traffic safety.  Residents and community leaders in the township are concerned over the increases in neighborhood traffic caused by changes made to accommodate the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan takes a closer look. 


Michigan Theater
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After a few weeks apart, everyone's favorite movie team is back on the air!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest Hollywood news and all of the new flicks coming to the big screen this weekend!


Border-to-Border Trail
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The Border-to-Border Trail in Ypsilanti was scheduled to re-open this past May after being closed for a periods of two years.  Now, it’s July, and the trail remains closed. 


Anuja Rajendra wants your vote in the upcoming primary election for State Senate 18th District.  Here is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


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Adam Gainsley is seeking your vote for Ypsilanti City Council Ward 3.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court has weighed in on what kinds of evidence can be admitted in sexual assault cases.


Eastern Michigan University
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A federal investigation is underway to determine if Eastern Michigan University discriminated against female athletes.
 


Agriculture
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Industrialized agriculture has resulted in the loss of numerous plant and animal species, but there is an organization looking to change that trend.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Lauren Moscoe, board member of Slow Food of Huron Valley and member of Midwest Ark of Taste Committee, about what has been done to increase diversity in agriculture.


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The road to recovery from drug abuse is never easy.  Recently, Ypsilanti Township introduced a new program designed to make the road a little easier and a lot prettier.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to Chelsea Brodfuehrer and Kristen Shea, who are involved in the new sobriety program appropriately named "A Fresh Start."


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For the first time in Michigan history, Libertarian candidates for governor will be on the August primary ballot.  That’s because the party got enough Michigan votes in the 2016 election to put the party on the primary ballot.


Leisa Thomson

Sue Shink is hoping to garner your vote as a candidate for Washtenaw County Commissioner, District 2.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer (**Editor's Note - a transcript was not provided by the candidate).


Debbie Dingell is running for re-election as the Congresswoman for Michigan's 12th District.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


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As a music teacher in the Ann Arbor public school district for 43 years, Linda Carter experienced many “Wonder Woman” jokes and comparisons sharing the same name as the woman who played the TV character with special powers.  She even learned they share the same birthday and hopes to meet her some day. 

Carter was also president of the Ann Arbor teachers' union, the Ann Arbor Education Association. for 30 years. She says both positions took a lot of the same skills set to manage and maintain, and mixed well.


Rick Coughlin / Grove Studios

Music and Art.  While decidedly individual at times, collaboration is key in getting the product to market. Some of that is dependent on finding the people and places that allow for creation.  That is at the heart of Grove Studios in Ypsilanti.  Meet Rick Coughlin, a co-founder, and learn about the ongoing evolution a facility designed to put music and art out in the community. 


Myra Klarman

Christopher Taylor is seeking your vote to be re-elected Mayor of Ann Arbor.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Gretchen Whitmer is seeking your vote to be the next Governor of Michigan.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.

 

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