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9:51 am
Thu May 12, 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
9:17 am
Wed May 11, 2011

Trustee Wants to Fight Emergency Manager Law

Ypsilanti, MI – An Ypsilanti school board member wants to form a coalition to fight Michigan's new emergency financial manager law. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:14 am
Wed May 11, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines raptors - birds of prey in our area. Our guest is the Director of the Raptor Program at the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor, Francie Krawcke.

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WEMU Local
7:23 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Tax Questions Could Delay Budget Vote

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council may delay a final vote on the next fiscal year's budget due to questions over funds the Downtown Development Authority may owe to other taxing authorities. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
7:18 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Lawmaker Says Emergency Manager Could Take Over Ypsilanti and Willow Run Schools

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board got a less-than-pleasant legislative update from a local state representative Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
7:14 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Group Opposes Using Parkland for New Amtrak Station in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – The city of Ann Arbor will receive nearly three million dollars for an environmental study and preliminary engineering of the Fuller Road station as part of federal funds to support high-speed rail in Michigan. At least one local group says it supports high-speed rail, but not Ann Arbor's proposed project. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:36 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Officials Hope to Reduce Number of Elections

Washtenaw County, MI – Last week's election saw very light turnout across Washtenaw County where, in most communities, the renewal of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District's special education millage was the only issue on the ballot. Some clerks around Michigan are hoping to eliminate single-issue elections and increase voter participation. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:26 am
Fri May 6, 2011

Shared IT Services to Expand

Ann Arbor, MI – Efforts by the city of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County to share information technology services are taking a step forward and will include another partner. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:23 am
Fri May 6, 2011

State Senate Weakens Environmental Protections

Ypsilanti, MI – The Michigan Environmental Council says legislation approved by the state senate would take the executive branch out of the picture when it comes to protecting the state's natural resources, and warns that's a bad idea. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:19 am
Fri May 6, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Michigan's energy future and the roles renewable energy sources and nuclear power will play in that future. Our guest is the President and CEO of DTE Energy, Gerry Anderson.

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WEMU Local
8:36 am
Thu May 5, 2011

County Finances Looking Slightly Better

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's administrator says the county is in a slightly better position, but still faces big challenges in creating a new two-year budget proposal.
County Administrator Verna McDaniel gave county commissioners a revised financial state of the county Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:30 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Tuition Incease and Layoffs Likely at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials say that the university will have to increase tuition for the upcoming school year, and staff reductions are likely as well. EMU President Susan Martin held a campus-wide budget forum Wednesday to talk about strategies in developing next year's budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:58 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Voters Approve Public Safety Millages

Washtenaw County, MI – Voters in four Washtenaw County townships have approved public safety millages. Hear more on Tuesday's election results from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:57 am
Wed May 4, 2011

County Voters Approve Special Education Millage Renewal

Washtenaw County, MI – Voters have approved a renewal of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District special education millage. The issue passed by a margin of 77 to 23 percent according to unofficial results from Tuesday's election. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:32 am
Wed May 4, 2011

City Council On Record Opposing Snyder Budget and EFM Plan

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has adopted a resolution that expresses the city government's opposition to what Governor Snyder is trying to do, on both the budget and emergency manager fronts. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU focuses on the natural gas drilling process known as hydro-fracking. This week's guest is the National Wildlife Federation's Senior Policy Manager at the Great Lakes Regional Center in Ann Arbor, Marc Smith.

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WEMU Local
9:39 am
Thu April 28, 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
8:24 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Menzel is New WISD Superintendent

Ann Arbor, MI – The next Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent will be Livingston Educational Service Agency Superintendent Scott Menzel. The WISD board voted unanimously for Menzel, but board members say it was a challenging decision. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:20 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Union Agrees to Concessions to help Ypsilanti School District

Ypsilanti, MI – The union representing custodians and other staffers with the Ypsilanti school district has reached a tentative contract agreement. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:16 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – More and more medications are finding their way into fresh and treated water supplies. Find out why, and what Ann Arbor is doing about it on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the Water Resource Manager for the city of Ann Arbor, Jennifer Lawson.

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WEMU Local
9:20 am
Thu April 21, 2011

Budget Cuts Mean Big Changes for Ann Arbor Schools

Ann Arbor, MI – Larger class sizes, elimination of busing for high school students, elementary schools sharing principals, and eliminating more than 80 positions are among the proposals in the draft budget for the Ann Arbor school district. The draft budget was presented to the school board Wednesday night by interim Superintendent Robert Allen. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:16 am
Thu April 21, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – There's lots to choose from for your weekend film entertainment 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
9:03 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Parking Revenue Negotiations Stalled

Ann Arbor, MI – Negotiations between the city of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority over a new agreement on parking revenues took a turn for the worse Tuesday night. City council voted nine to two to seek a higher percentage of gross parking revenues than either side had considered. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Washtenaw/Oakwood Project Contract Approved

Ypsilanti, MI – The final hurdle has been cleared to start work on improvements to the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and Oakwood Street in Ypsilanti. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Jeff McCabe. Jeff and Lisa Gottlieb co-founded Selma Cafe, which hosts weekly breakfasts to raise money for local food-related projects, and the Tillian Farm Development Center.

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