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9:20 am
Thu July 7, 2011

County Approves Police Services Settlement

Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved a proposed settlement in a dispute over the amount two townships owe for police services from the sheriff's department. Commissioners also set police services prices for the next four years. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:22 am
Wed July 6, 2011

George Bedard to Release New CD - Part Two

Ypsilanti, MI – Linda Yohn spoke with Ann Arbor guitar hero George Bedard about his rich musical legacy and musical future with the new, all instrumental CD, "Pickin' Apart the Past". July 10th is the official CD release party when George performs as the traditional closing band for "Top Of The Park" at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
Click to hear part two of Linda's interview with George Bedard.

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WEMU Local
9:22 am
Wed July 6, 2011

George Bedard to Release New CD - Part One

Ypsilanti, MI – Linda Yohn spoke with Ann Arbor guitar hero George Bedard about his rich musical legacy and musical future with the new, all instrumental CD, "Pickin' Apart the Past". July 10th is the official CD release party when George performs as the traditional closing band for "Top Of The Park" at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
Click to hear part one of Linda's interview with George Bedard.

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WEMU Local
9:05 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines the changing information you'll see on the window stickers of new cars. Our guest is Center for Automotive Research analyst Greg Schroeder.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Wed July 6, 2011

City Ward Boundaries Stay As-Is Until December

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's new ward boundaries won't go into effect until after the November general election, and city council has asked city staff to take another look at the proposed reapportionment map. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:29 am
Fri July 1, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – July's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines a political effort to weaken the state's power to manage and protect its waterways, including the Great Lakes. The co-host for this monthly feature is the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Lisa Wozniak. Our guest this month is the Policy Director for the Michigan Environmental Council, James Clift.

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WEMU Local
10:44 am
Thu June 30, 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
8:57 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Michigan Merit Exam Scores

Ypsilanti, MI – The state is out with results of this past year's Michigan Merit Exams. Hear how local schools fared from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:53 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Summer's here, the bugs are out, and more and more people are using pesticides to fight the annual annoyance. Safely disposing of unused pesticides is easier now thanks to Michigan's "Clean Sweep" program. Abby Eaton is an environmental research specialist in the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and she's out guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:24 am
Tue June 28, 2011

School Board Approves New Budget

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board has adopted a balanced budget for the 2011-2012 school year, despite significant unplanned reductions in revenue. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:00 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Special Gift for Special Education at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – A three-point-two million dollar gift will help assure the future of Eastern Michigan University's special education program. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:18 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Cinematic offerings abound this weekend. Hear 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
10:35 am
Wed June 22, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment focuses on the continuing effort to bring passenger rail service to southeast Michigan, with Ann Arbor as a central hub. Our guest this week is Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje.

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WEMU Local
8:26 am
Wed June 22, 2011

EMU Sets Budget and Tuition

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University tuition and mandatory fees will increase 3.65% this fall. EMU's Board of Regents approved new tuition rates on Tuesday, and also approved a $281.4 million budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
3:20 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Council Approves Medical Marijuana Licensing and Zoning

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved medical marijuana licensing and zoning ordinances. Council voted 8 to 2 Monday night in favor of the ordinances, despite a request to delay the vote until the state court of appeals rules on patient-to-patient transfers. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:08 am
Fri June 17, 2011

City Settles Lawsuit with Police Officer

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilant's city council has voted to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by a white police officer who claimed he was passed over for promotion in favor of a less-qualified African-American colleague. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:17 am
Thu June 16, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Find out what's playing on the local silver screens this weekend. 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
3:22 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Ann Arbor Reapportionment Underway

Ann Arbor, MI – A proposed reapportionment of Ann Arbor's voting wards following the 2010 census is expected to be taken up by city council next month. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:13 am
Wed June 15, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU focuses on the success of land preservation efforts in Washtenaw County. Our guest is land protection consultant and former Executive Director of Legacy Land Conservancy, Barry Lonik.

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WEMU Local
10:03 am
Tue June 14, 2011

State Cuts Fueling More Budget Trouble for Ypsilanti Schools

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district needs to find close to one million dollars in spending cuts or new revenue in order to balance its budget. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:59 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Millage Vote May Include Increase for Sidewalk Repairs

Ann Arbor, MI – A proposal to include sidewalk repairs in Ann Arbor's street millage could mean voters will be asked to increase the millage by one-eighth mil. The proposal was discussed at a city council work session Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:56 am
Tue June 14, 2011

City Manager Search Process Making Progress

Ann Arbor, MI – Early next month, Ann Arbor officials hope to have finalists selected to become the next city administrator. The search committee met Monday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
3:22 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Ann Arbor Schools of Choice Falls Short of Target

Ann Arbor, MI – For the second year in a row, the Ann Arbor school district has not attracted as many schools-of-choice students as targeted. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:23 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Effort to Repeal Emergency Manger Law Underway

Ann Arbor, MI – An effort to repeal Michigan's new law giving emergency managers more power when taking over cities and schools kicks off Saturday across the state. The Ann Arbor Education Association is joining that effort. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
3:12 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

"Round Midnight" Anniversary Screening

Ann Arbor, MI – WEMU, the Detroit Jazz Festival, and Michigan Theater, present the 25th anniversary screening of the film "Round Midnight" starring Dexter Gordon.
Dexter Gordon's wife, Maxine, is a significant jazz scholar and jazz archivist. She joined WEMU's Linda Yohn to discuss the jazz life she shared with the legendary tenor saxophonist, and the evocative film. Click to listen to part one of the interview.

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