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1:13 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Ypsilanti and Willow Run school boards get ball rolling on shared services.

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti and Willow Run school boards held a joint meeting at Eastern Michigan University. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the meeting served to move discussions on possible shared services forward.

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WEMU Local
8:58 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Check out this weekend's 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
8:51 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Ypsilanti Facing Huge Budget Problems

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti faces almost 25 million dollars in budget shortfalls over the next five years unless big changes are made. City council began talking about setting financial goals at a special meeting Tuesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:46 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines research into algae as a new biofuel source. Our guest is University of Michigan PHD student in chemical engineering, Bobby Levine.

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WEMU Local
8:50 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Brewing with and for the Huron River

Ann Arbor, MI – For years, brewers and area restaurants that get water from the Huron River have participated in a fundraising effort for the Huron River Watershed Council. This year, the fundraising has expanded to a series of happy hours at Ann Arbor brew pubs, leading up to the 'suds on the river' event September 15th. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:45 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Film festivals, learning the language of cinema, new releases, and much more 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
9:14 am
Wed August 17, 2011

River Up!

Ann Arbor, MI – About a year ago, Congressman John Dingell shared the success of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge with people interested in the Huron River. A new campaign to bring about the Huron River's renaissance called 'River Up!' launched Tuesday at Ann Arbor's Island Park. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:10 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Council Approves Sign Changes

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved a new sign ordinance. The measure makes significant changes to the city's current laws governing signs. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest this week is the Health Educator and Public Information Officer for the Washtenaw County Public Health Department, Susan Cerniglia.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Tue August 16, 2011

City Wants UofM to Pay for Traffic Signal Changes on Game Days

Ann Arbor, MI – Getting to and from home games at Michigan Stadium this season could be more challenging unless the city and the University of Michigan can work out an agreement to fund adjustments to traffic signals. Ann Arbor's city council has approved a resolution saying the city will no longer provide the service for free. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Ypsilanti and Willow Run Schools May Combine Services

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board has adopted a resolution paving the way for continuing talks between the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school boards on consolidation of services. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:33 am
Fri August 12, 2011

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Kickoff

Ypsilanti, MI – The Yankee Air Museum's new collections and exhibits building hosted the opening reception for the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Thursday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:31 am
Fri August 12, 2011

EMU Unveils New Marketing Campaign

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University is launching a new student-focused marketing campaign.
University officials unveiled the new "I Am True EMU" message on Thursday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:53 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Tech Millage Vote Scheduled for February

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school board has decided to wait until February to put a technology millage before voters. The school board voted unanimously Wednesday night to put the issue on the ballot early next year instead of this November. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:46 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – There's much more than new Hollywood releases 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
9:05 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Board Ponders Timing for Tech Bond Issue

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor public school officials are united on the need to find more funds to upgrade the district's technology. However, the school board is not sure when it should go to voters asking for support for a technology bond. The issue was the focus of a special meeting Tuesday night, and will be on the board's agenda tonight.
Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:01 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Wind Turbine Tower Plant Opens in Monroe

Monroe, MI – Congressman John Dingell and U-S Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson were among the dignitaries on hand Tuesday to mark the opening of a plant in Monroe that will build enormous towers for wind turbines. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest this week is doctor Ned Walker, a professor of Entomology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University.

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WEMU Local
1:38 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of wind turbine tower plant in Monroe

Monroe, MI – Congressman John Dingell and U-S Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson were among the dignitaries on hand to mark the opening of a plant in Monroe that'll build enormous towers for wind turbines. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Group Thanks Ann Arbor Police

Ann Arbor, MI – The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigration Rights is thanking Ann Arbor's Police Chief and his department for their sensitivity in handling immigration issues. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
1:48 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Ann Arbor voters to decide street & bridge and sidewalk millages.

Ann Arbor, MI – Voters in Ann Arbor will have a pair of millages on the ballot in November. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, one millage is for streets and bridges while the other is for sidewalk repair.

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WEMU Local
1:40 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment for 8/5/11

Ypsilanti, MI – The Huron River is the focus of the "Riverup!" initiative. WEMU's David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wosniak talk about the program in this installment of WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment.

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Ann Arbor city council tackles issues affecting recycling

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor city council has approved a contract change to pay Recycle Ann Arbor more for curbside recycling collection. But as WEMU's Andrew Cluley reportes, council postponed a decision on whether to terminate a contract for the Recycle Bank program that offers families rewards for recycling.

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WEMU Local
3:02 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

Cinema Chat for 8/4/11

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU Morning Edition local host David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins talk movies and entertainment news in this week's installment of Cinema Chat.

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WEMU Local
2:39 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

Washtenaw County consolidates departments.

Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County is merging three departments into one new office of Community and Economic Development. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the county commissioners approved the plan at their meeting Wednesday night.

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