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8:44 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Mayor Skeptical of Governor's Revenue Sharing Plan

Ypsilanti, MI – Local government leaders are skeptical of Governor Rick Snyder's plan to change the way state revenue sharing with local governments is handled. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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8:39 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Tentative Approval for Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Ann Arbor, MI – After months of discussions and revisions, Ann Arbor's city council has approved the first reading of a medical marijuana licensing ordinance. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:32 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Education Cuts a Disinvestment in Michigan

Ypsilanti, MI – A Michigan State University economics professor says the state continues to follow a budget policy to systematically disinvest in education, at a time when education is crucial. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:32 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Transit Master Plan Approved

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority board of directors has approved a 30-year master transit plan that would require 465-million dollars in capital costs. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:14 am
Thu March 17, 2011

School Officials say GOP Targeting Schools

Ann Arbor, MI – After cutting about 18 million dollars in expenses last year, Ann Arbor public schools officials say they will face at least a 15 million dollar shortfall for the next school year under current state budget proposals. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:11 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Council Accepts Federal Funding for Stadium Bridges Project

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials have taken another step toward replacing the Stadium bridges over State Street and the railroad tracks. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:07 am
Thu March 17, 2011

WISD Narrows Superintendent Search

Ann Arbor, MI – The Washtenaw Intermediate School District board has narrowed the field of candidates to become the district's next superintendent. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Wed March 16, 2011

Changes Coming to Ypsilanti's City Website

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti's website is not very user friendly, but that's about to change. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Wed March 16, 2011

Reward Offered in Deaths of Two Dogs

Ypsilanti, MI – The Humane Society of Huron Valley's animal cruelty division is investigating brutal attacks that claimed the lives of two family pets in the Chelsea area last week. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:50 am
Wed March 16, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the Programs Manager for the city of Ann Arbor, Andrew Brix.

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WEMU Local
8:46 am
Wed March 16, 2011

49th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

Ann Arbor, MI – Next week, the city of Ann Arbor will be energized with the creativity of film artists from around the world. The 49th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival begins Tuesday. WEMU's David Fair talks with the Executive Director of the festival, Donald Harrison.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Independent Study of Ypsilanti High School

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board got the results of an independent assessment of the high school Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:53 am
Tue March 15, 2011

More Questions to Resolve on Hotel Proposal

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor city council members still have many questions about a possible letter of intent with a developer to build a hotel and conference center in downtown Ann Arbor.
Council discussed the issue at a work session Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
12:58 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Food Carts to Roll in Downtown Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor will soon have a new twist on an old type of food option and some local farmers may benefit as well. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Tribute to a Local Jazz Great

Ypsilanti, MI – Sunday, March 13th, Ann Arbor Public School teacher and trumpeter will receive the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association's annual "Ron Brooks Award" for his lifetime contributions to jazz. One of Louis Smith's star students is drummer Sean Dobbins, now the director of the Detroit Symphony Youth Civic Jazz Orchestra. Sean Dobbins joined Linda Yohn to reflect on his life and music.

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WEMU Local
8:32 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Mayor Skeptical of Emergency Manager Law

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber has a couple of major concerns about the emergency financial manager legislation making its way to Governor Snyder's desk. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:29 am
Thu March 10, 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
8:48 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Hotel and Conference Center Plan Moves Forward

Ann Arbor, MI – A plan to build a hotel and conference center above the underground parking structure next to Ann Arbor's downtown library has taken a step forward. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:44 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest this week is the Environmental Health Director at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, Tracy Easthope.

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7:59 am
Tue March 8, 2011

Improving Washtenaw Corridor

Ann Arbor, MI – Supporters of a proposed Washtenaw Avenue improvement authority say consistent zoning and infrastructure improvements between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti could make Washtenaw Avenue more attractive to people and commerce. Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber spoke Monday night on behalf of the authority at an Ann Arbor city council public hearing on the matter. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
11:49 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Green to be Ann Arbor's New Schools Superintendent

Ann Arbor, MI – North Allegehny, Pennsylvania Superintendent Pat Green will be Ann Arbor public schools' next Superintendent. After nearly three hours of deliberations this weekend, the school board voted six to one for Green over Des Moines Chief Academic Officer Michael Munoz.
Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:23 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Jazzistry Rent Party Tonight at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Tonight is the annual "Jazzistry Rent Party" at the EMU Student Center. Vincent York discusses his life in music and the mission of "Jazzistry" with WEMU's Linda Yohn.

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WEMU Local
9:09 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Changes Coming in Sidewalk Repair Program

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials are proposing closing out the city's existing sidewalk repair program, and linking future sidewalk repairs to the local street millage. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Fri March 4, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to the March edition of WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment. The co-host of this monthly feature is the Executive Director of the League of Conservation Voters of Michigan, Lisa Wozniak. Our guest this month is the Director of the Great Lakes Office of the National Wildlife Federation, Andy Buchsbaum.

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WEMU Local
10:58 am
Thu March 3, 2011

Some County Per Diems Still Not Repaid

Washtenaw County, MI – A local attorney says he can't believe some Washtenaw County commissioners still have not repaid per diems they improperly received from the county. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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