The Yankee Air Musem is now an affliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Among other things, it means the museum at Willow Run airport can how host travelling Smithsonian exhibits. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County officials will be meeting with leaders from other southeast Michigan counties to discuss the possibility of a regional transportation authority. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Take a break. Take in a movie or two. Plenty of great film offerings this weekend, and you can check them out on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti officials say it will take bold and unified action to solve the budget problems the city faces over the next five years. City council held a second special meeting Tuesday night to craft a strategic budget plan. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Michael Dority, a microbiologist and co-founder of Jackson-based Transpharm. Dority also owns an apple orchard in Washtenaw County's Freedom Township.
Ypsilanti, MI – The state of Michigan is changing the formula for how it calculates the amount of funding public school districts receive. Those changes are not sitting well with one local school Superintendent. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Washtenaw County Administrator is recommending that about 32 full-time positions be eliminated or kept empty to help balance the 2012 and 2013 budgets. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.
Ypsilanti, MI – Don't make your weekend plans without first checking out this week's edition of Cinema Chat, with WEMU Morning Edition local host David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins.
Ypsilanti, MI – Enrollment of first-year students is up at Eastern Michigan University, but as WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, investment losses and a drop in credit hours have the university looking at changes to balance its budget.
Ypsilanti, MI – In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment, WEMU's David Fair talks about proposed Ann Arbor anti-idling regulations. His guest is John German, senior fellow and program director of the International Council on Clean Transportation.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor businesses may soon have a new program to help them increase energy efficiency and use renewable energy sources. Tonight, Ann Arbor's city council will consider the first step toward creating a property assessed clean energy, or PACE, program. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority plans to dip into reserves to start the transition to a proposed county-wide service. The board approved its 2012 fiscal year budget Thursday night, and is also looking for assurances that a proposed north-south commuter rail project is still viable. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Some Ann Arbor school district parents say reductions in busing are leading to safety concerns. They say the district also did a poor job of communicating bus service changes. More than a dozen community members, mostly from the north side of Ann Arbor, brought their concerns to the school board Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials think they could save more than 500-thousand dollars a year by contracting with the county Sheriff's department for dispatch services. The possible consolidation was discussed at a council work session Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Among the events marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks was the unveiling of a memorial at Eastern Michigan University. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Education experts speaking at a round table discussion on special education teacher preparation at Eastern Michigan University say more mentoring and collaborations are needed to help recruit and retain special education teachers in Michigan and across the nation. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County will likely suspend the requirement for businesses who win construction and renovation contracts to sign a construction unity board agreement. The suspension comes as a federal judge considers if a Michigan law prohibiting such agreements is legal. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved members for the city's new medical marijuana advisory board. The appointments were confirmed Tuesday night after supporters called on council to continue efforts to license medical marijuana dispensaries. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.