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2:30 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

YANKEE AIR MUSEUM GETS SMITHSONIAN AFFILIATION

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.

WEMU Local
9:41 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Regional Transit Summit

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.

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WEMU Local
9:39 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Cinema Chat

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.

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WEMU Local
10:36 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Saving Ypsilanti's Future

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.

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10:32 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Issues of the Environment

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.

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9:23 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Student Count Changes Will Hurt YPS

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.

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WEMU Local
2:58 pm
Thu September 22, 2011

Washtenaw County considers eliminating or not filling positions as part of plan to balance the 2012 and 2013 budgets.

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.

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WEMU Local
10:35 am
Thu September 22, 2011

Cinema Chat for 9/22/11

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.

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WEMU Local
2:13 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Eastern Michigan University eyes changes to balance its budget.

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.

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2:09 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Issues of the Environment for 9/21/11

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.

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WEMU Local
11:58 am
Tue September 20, 2011

Recycling Rewards to Continue in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – The city of Ann Arbor will continue to have a rewards program for recycling, but will soon pay less for its recyclebank contract. Here more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
5:30 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

New Program for Energy Efficiency for A2 Businesses

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.

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WEMU Local
9:23 am
Fri September 16, 2011

AATA Budget Includes County-Wide Transit Plan

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.

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Safety Concerns Follow School Busing Cuts

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.

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WEMU Local
8:42 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Check out the weekend film fare on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Maximizing Parking in Downtown Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority and area businesses are continuing to try to find the best way to maximize downtown parking. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the 'adopt a stream' director for the Huron River Watershed Council, Jason Frenzel.

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WEMU Local
8:51 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Ann Arbor May Contract for Police Dispatch Services

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.

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11:35 am
Mon September 12, 2011

9/11 Memorial at EMU

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.

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11:32 am
Mon September 12, 2011

More Special Education Teachers Needed

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.

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9:35 am
Fri September 9, 2011

9/11: A Community Looks Back

Ypsilanti, MI – 9/11: A Community Looks Back. A local examination of reactions to and changes since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

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9:30 am
Fri September 9, 2011

County Suspends Unity Board Agreements

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.

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8:09 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Non-Motorized Path Opens Along Washtenaw

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials are celebrating a new non-motorized path along Washtenaw Avenue. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:06 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Check out the weekend movie fare and the latest film news on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
8:50 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Ann Arbor Appoints Medical Marijuana Advisory Panel

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.

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