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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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WEMU Local
9:23 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Final Medical Marijuana Vote Tonight

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council is scheduled to take a final vote tonight on medical marijuana zoning and licensing ordinances. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:21 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Council to Vote on Intersection Expansion

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypslianti's city council tonight will consider approval of a contract that will clear the way for expansion of the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and Oakwood street. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:51 am
Mon April 18, 2011

EMU Budget Challenges Ahead

Ypsilanti, MI – With state funding for public universities expected to be slashed by at least 15 percent, Eastern Michigan University has created an ad-hoc committee of three regents to work with the school's administration to create a budget for the next school year. EMU's Faculty Senate has already passed a resolution identifying areas where it thinks 11-million dollars in cuts and revenue increases can be found. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Fri April 15, 2011

EMU Room and Board Rates Increase Slightly

Ypsilanti, MI – Overall room and board rates are going up slightly at Eastern Michigan University in the fall, although some options will have the same rate for the third straight year.
The rates were approved Thursday by EMU's Board of Regents. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Fri April 15, 2011

MEC Opposes Transportation Funding Cuts

Ypsilanti, MI – Subcommittees in the state house and senate have recommended funding cuts for public transportation, and that's not sitting well with the Michigan Environmental Council.
Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:52 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Find out what's playing on the silver screen this weekend 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
9:06 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Ypsilanti Schools Facing Severe Budget Cuts

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti school district officials painted a bleak budget outlook for the district at a public forum Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:58 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Ann Arbor Budget Cuts to Target Public Safety

Ann Arbor, MI – Most of the discussion Wednesday night at a town hall meeting on Ann Arbor's proposed budget focused on safety services. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Prinicpal Candidates Meet the Public

Ypsilanti, MI – A public forum Tuesday night provided an opportunity for residents to hear from the three candidates who want to be Ypsilanti High School's next principal. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:00 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment addresses the issue of climate change and its impact on the Great Lakes and all they mean to Michigan. The guest this week is Melinda Koslow of the National Wildlife Federation.

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WEMU Local
8:58 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Meet the Candidates Tonight

Ypsilanti, MI – The three candidates to be Ypsilanti High School's new principal meet the public tonight. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:23 am
Mon April 11, 2011

More Power for Downtown A2

Ann Arbor, MI – D-T-E Energy is planning to build a new substation to serve the electricity needs of downtown Ann Arbor. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Fri April 8, 2011

Union Chief says MEA and MASB Need to Cooperate

Ann Arbor, MI – The head of Ann Arbor's teachers union says school boards across the state and the Michigan Education Association need to work together on their common interests. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:48 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Borders To Move World Headquarters

Ann Arbor, MI – Borders is looking for a less expensive location for its headquarters than its current home in Ann Arbor, but the company says it may not be leaving town. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:46 am
Thu April 7, 2011

EMU Fires Basketball Coach

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University has fired its men's head basketball coach, saying Charles Ramsey's teams have failed to live up to university expectations. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:43 am
Thu April 7, 2011

DDA Staying in Current Office Space

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority will not be moving into city hall in the near future. The DDA board voted unanimously Wednesday to renew the lease on its current office space. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:40 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Ann Arbor and DDA Working on New Parking Contract

Ann Arbor, MI – With time running out on negotiations between the city of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority on a new contract over parking, the DDA board says it wants to see more movement from the city. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluely

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WEMU Local
9:25 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Bridging the Digital Divide in Washtenaw County

Ypsilanti, MI – An effort to help bridge the digital divide in Washtenaw County has led to a program that not only provides computers, but also jobs and skill training for young people in the county. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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