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2:10 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Cinema Chat for 6/2/11

Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins talks movies and entertainment news with WEMU's David Fair in this week's installment of Cinema Chat.

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WEMU Local
2:07 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

No Big Price Hikes Likely For Communities Contracting With Washtenaw County For Police Services

Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County Commununities that contract for police service units from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department likely won't see large increases in the price they pay over the next four years. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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3:47 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Ann Arbor City Council Approves New Parking Contract With DDA

Ann Arbor, Mi – Ann Arbor City Council has approved a new 11-year parking contract with the Downtown Development Authority. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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WEMU Local
2:16 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Ann Arbor City Council Approves Budget For Next Fiscal Year

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor City Council has approved a budget for the next fiscal year, but as WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, city officials hope changes in labor contracts will eliminate the need for layoffs.

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WEMU Local
2:13 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Issues of the Environment for June 1, 2011

Ypsilanti, MI – In this week's Issues of the Environment, WEMU's David Fair speaks with local Girl Scouts about their effort to convince their parent organization to stop using palm oil in the preparation of Girl Scout cookies.

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WEMU Local
3:41 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

Huron River Water Trail To Better Link Huron River For Canoes And Kayaks

Ann Arbor, MI – An effort begins to better link the entire length of the Huron River for canoes and kayaks. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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WEMU Local
8:34 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Haisley Parking Lot Plans Approved

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school board has approved plans for a new parking lot at Haisley elementary school. Parents of Haisley students have had mixed opinions on the plans.
Here more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
11:46 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to 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
9:11 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Better Budget News for Ann Arbor Schools

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor public school officials say they have good and bad news for next school year's budget. Interim Superintendent Robert Allen briefed the school board on the budget proposal Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Thu May 26, 2011

City and DDA Reach Parking Deal

Ann Arbor, MI – Members of the Ann Arbor city council and Downtown Development Authority's mutually beneficial committee think they've come up with language to complete a new parking contract. The committee met Wednesday to finalize language for the city to backstop the DDA if its fund balance drops too low. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Northside Elementary Closed Today

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Northside elementary school is closed today after the building was struck by lightning last night. The strike caused significant damage to the school's chimney. The school is closed so the chimney can be removed today. Classes at Northside are expected to resume tomorrow.

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WEMU Local
9:09 am
Wed May 25, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment features new ways to use wood from trees destroyed by insects. Our guest is Paul Hickman, owner of Urban Ashes.

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WEMU Local
9:10 am
Tue May 24, 2011

Parking Issues Stall City Budget Approval

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council and the Downtown Development Authority are still working on final language for a new parking contract, but at least one city council member wants to cut the DDA out of the parking business.
City council met briefly Monday night but took no action before adjourning the meeting until May 31st to finish the 2012 fiscal year budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Tue May 24, 2011

Senator Blasts Snyder Budget Process

Ypsilanti, MI – The state budget agreement reached between Governor Snyder and Republican leaders of the state house and senate is not sitting well with one local legislator. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:28 am
Mon May 23, 2011

GOP Wants More Privatization of Schools

Ypsilanti, MI – Local state lawmakers are weighing in on legislation that would privatize most government functions, including K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Fri May 20, 2011

County May Hire Firm to Conduct Internal Audit

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County officials are considering hiring an outside firm to perform an internal audit of the county's finances. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:53 am
Fri May 20, 2011

'Girls on the Run' 5K on Sunday

Ypsilanti, MI – An organization that helps young girls learn about self respect and healthy living wraps up its ten-week program with a non-competitive 5K run at Eastern Michigan University on Sunday. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:36 am
Thu May 19, 2011

New Development On Tap for Old Mall

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has approved a grant application to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and the brownfield redevelopment plan for Ann Arbor's old Georgetown Mall. The commissioners' Ways and Means Committee, however, postponed consideration of backing a loan for the project, and a public-private partnerships investment policy. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:32 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to 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
1:38 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines the negative impacts of high ozone levels on health. Our guest is Dr. Harvey Leo. Dr. Leo is a pediatric allergist and immunologist, and assistant research scientist at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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WEMU Local
8:39 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Sparking Ypsilanti's Economy

Ypsilanti, MI – The new President of Ann Arbor Spark addressed Ypsilanti's city council Tuesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:28 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Council Delays Budget Vote

Ann Arbor, MI – As expected, Ann Arbor's city council has held off on approving the 2012 fiscal year budget until issues with the Downtown Development Authority over tax and parking revenue can be resolved. However, at Monday night's meeting, citizens called on council to protect public services. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:23 am
Tue May 17, 2011

District Considers New Testing Program

Ann Arbor, MI – To meet new state guidelines for teacher evaluations, the Ann Arbor school district is considering a new testing program. District officials say the test could be a useful tool in personalizing learning. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:26 am
Fri May 13, 2011

Transit Master Plan Taking Shape

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor Transportation Authority officials say they're getting important feedback from the latest round of meetings on the county-wide transit master plan. Meetings were held in Chelsea, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor this week, with meetings in Dexter and Saline coming up Monday and Tuesday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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9:55 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Board Nixes Shared Principals Proposal

Ann Arbor, MI – Two weeks before a formal budget presentation, the Ann Arbor school board has asked the administration not to include a plan for some elementary schools to share principals. The board voted five to two Wednesday night to reject the plan. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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