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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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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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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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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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3:10 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

"Round Midnight" Anniversary Screening

Ann Arbor, MI – Part two of WEMU's Linda Yohn's interview with Maxine Gordon.

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8:41 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Ann Arbor School Board Sets New Budget

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school board has approved a 183-point-six million dollar budget for the next school year, using about 800 thousand dollars in reserves. The board approved the budget on a five to two vote Wednesday night, making only one amendment. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:38 am
Thu June 9, 2011

New Legislation for Local Film Incentives

Ypsilanti, MI – A local state representative is working on legislation to address the reduction in state funds for films by allowing local communities to offer their own incentives. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:34 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Check out all the weekend film offerings 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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9:06 am
Wed June 8, 2011

City Trying to Reduce Future Pension Costs

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council is considering ways to reduce future retiree benefit costs.
Council has passed a resolution asking for proposed ordinance amendments to impact non-union employees hired after July 1. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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9:02 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – University of Michigan doctoral student Darshan Karwat committed himself to living a full year in a manner that would produce as little waste as possible. That year ended in March, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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9:53 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Pray-Harold to Re-Open this Fall

Ypsilanti, MI – The newly-renovated Pray-Harold building on Eastern Michigan University's campus will be ready for the first day of classes this fall. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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11:02 am
Fri June 3, 2011

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber supports new international crossing.

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Executive Committee adopts a resolution in support of a new international crossing between Detroit and Windsor. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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10:59 am
Fri June 3, 2011

EMU President asks employees to forgo contractually-approved pay increases.

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin hopes employees will be willing to forgo contractually-approved pay raises to help the school deal with state budget cuts. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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10:53 am
Fri June 3, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment for 6/3/11

Ypsilanti, MI – David Fair and League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak have this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment. Their guest: Kerry Duggan, Senior Advisor of Legislative Affairs in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division of the U-S Department of Energy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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