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Eastern Michigan University is being criticized for spending too much money on athletics and not enough of academics. 

 


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The Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office expects more registered voters this year over 2012.

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For over ten years, the cleanup criterion for 1,4-Dioxane in Michigan has been 85 ppb.  This is in spite of the fact that in 2010, the EPA in recommended 3.5 ppb as the screening level for a one in 100,000 cancer risk. Finally, the Michigan DEQ has proposed a safer limit:  7.2 ppb.  Today—Earth Day—WEMU’s “The Green Room” looks a how this may affect Ann Arbor’s groundwater cleanup.


Ann Arbor Green Burial Network
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It's "Earth Day" today, and a local organization is using the day to bring attention to "green burials."   


Wendy Wright

"Barefoot in the Park" plays April 21st-24th at the Arthur Miller Theatre on the University of Michigan campus presented by the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with cast member Ellen Finch and director Wendy Wright about the production.


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The Washtenaw Intermediate School District will ask voters in the May 3rd election to approve a special education millage.


Eastern Michigan University

To help spark interest among girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Eastern Michigan University will host a conference on April 22nd called "Digital Divas."

 


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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled drinking too much and operating a car in a driveway doesn’t amount to illegal drunk driving.


Mlive's life and culture writer and host of WEMU's "In Crowd," Jessica Webster shares details of the lineup of the 37th Detroit Jazz Festival. The festival takes place Labor Day Weekend, and is spread between stages at Detroit's Hart Plaza and Campus Martius from September 2 - 5.

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The climate continues to warm up outside and in the movie theater.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the films coming to the big screen this weekend.


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Susana Bernabe-Ramirez and her sixteen-year old daughter from Washtenaw County are two undocumented immigrants who are scheduled to be deported on April 29th. 


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Marijuana advocates are gathering in Detroit Wednesday for "National Weed Day."  

Eastern Michigan University

The school year is almost over, and many college graduates are getting ready to look for their first real job.  Unfortunately, that search is being made even tougher thanks to a recent increase in phishing scams.

Flint Water
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Two state water quality experts and a Flint utility official face criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis.


Gillian Ream Gainsley
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Public transportation in Washtenaw County is growing. The AAATA is expanding service beginning in May, and increased rail service may be on the horizon.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Gillian Ream Gainsley, Ypsilanti representative for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, about how these transportation methods may impact the local environment.


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet on April 20th, and a millage proposal is on the agenda.


Public Restrooms
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There was a spirited debate between lawmakers on a state House budget panel over a Republican effort to punish the state Board of Education.  


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Sexual assault is rampant, particularly on college campuses across the country. Washtenaw County has five institutions of higher education. The statistics confirm women in this area are being raped at an alarming rate. WEMU's  David Fair talks with the executive director of Safehouse Center, Barbara Neiss-May, about what is happening here, and what is being done about it. 


  

The University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History is asking the public to help build one of its new exhibits.

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Ann Arbor's planning commission will meet tonight and they will discuss a zoning change that could create more housing in the city. 


The Ride

Representatives from the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as "The Ride," will pass out information on service improvements.  


Sam Singh
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Democrats at the state Capitol say they plan to put up a fight over spending on criminal defense attorneys for Governor Rick Snyder.  Those lawyers are defending him against legal troubles arising from the Flint water crisis


City of Ann Arbor

The city of Ann Arbor has released its annual drinking water quality report.  Brian Steglitz is the manager of water treatment services for the city.  He says they continue to meet or exceed all state and federal regulatory requirements.  There is no issue with lead in Ann Arbor's drinking water like there is in Flint.

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A town hall meeting will be held this evening from 6PM to 8PM in Ann Arbor to discuss the latest dioxane plume situation in the area.


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Ann Arbor's city council will receive the revised 2017 fiscal year budget proposal tonight.  


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