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8:50 am
Tue January 11, 2011

More Cost Cutting for Ypsilanti Schools

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board wants to explore cost-cutting options other than closing the district's remaining middle school and moving 7th and 8th graders into the high school. That idea was included in a proposed update to the district's deficit elimination plan. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:46 am
Tue January 11, 2011

Revising Downtown Development Guidelines

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's design guidelines task force has given Ann Arbor's city council its proposed guidelines for future downtown developments. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:39 am
Fri January 7, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to January's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU. Our special guest is the longest-serving member of the U-S House, Michigan's 15 district representative John Dingell.

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WEMU Local
10:11 am
Thu January 6, 2011

Smith to Chair County Board

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw county commissioners have elected Conan Smith to serve as the board's chair. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:01 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Increased Demand for Human Services Continues

Ypsilanti, MI – Officials with SOS Community Services say it appears the organization received strong support from year-end donations, but fear the demand for services will remain high in 2011. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
11:55 am
Tue January 4, 2011

Medical Marijuana Rules Nearing Approval

Ann Arbor, MI – Medical marijuna advocates picketed outside the Ann Arbor city council meeting Monday night. Even though council postponed a vote on the first reading of proposed medical marijuna licensing guidelines, advocates were pleased with council's actions by the end of the night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:40 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Superintendent Sees Promise in New Year

Ypsilanti, MI – Last year was a challenging one for the Ypsilanti school district. However, Superintendent Dedrick Martin sees reasons for optimism in this new year. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:09 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest is the Communications Liason for the Public Services Area of the city of Ann Arbor, Nancy Stone.

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WEMU Local
9:47 am
Mon December 27, 2010

EMU Fundraiser Nearing 50 Million Dollar Goal

Ypsilanti, MI – In April, Eastern Michigan University kicked off its first capital campaign in more than a decade. EMU is now nearly 80 percent of the way toward the campaign's goal. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:09 am
Thu December 23, 2010

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. Happy Holidays!

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WEMU Local
8:38 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Lynn Henning, CAFO Water Sentinel for the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club. She's a family farmer and activist who exposed the egregious polluting practices of livestock factory farms in rural Michigan, gaining the attention of the federal EPA and prompting state regulators to issue hundreds of citations for water quality violations.

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WEMU Local
9:27 am
Fri December 17, 2010

New EMU Science Center Ready to Open

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials say the 80-thousand square foot addition to the Mark Jefferson science building will be ready when winter classes start in January. The university hosted a sneak preview of the facility on Thursday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:34 am
Thu December 16, 2010

School Board Files Tenure Charges

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Board of Education has approved a resolution to proceed with tenure charges against two district teachers. The board took the action Wednesday night, despite strong support for Huron High School teacher and orchestra leader Chris Mark. Mark is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student five years ago. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Thu December 16, 2010

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
9:33 am
Wed December 15, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Dea Armstrong, the ornithologist with Ann Arbor's Natural Areas Preservation.

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WEMU Local
9:21 am
Tue December 14, 2010

Board Approves New Superintendent's Contract

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board has voted to give Superintendent Dedrick Martin a new contract, though not all board members were happy with the deal. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:35 am
Fri December 10, 2010

County Residents Want More Rail Service

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County residents mapped out their vision of passenger rail service for the state at the 16th and final Michigan By Rail forum held Thursday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Fri December 10, 2010

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU. Our co-host is the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Lisa Wozniak, and our special guest is state senator-elect Rebekah Warren.

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WEMU Local
9:22 am
Thu December 9, 2010

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Take a breather by taking in a movie this weekend. Start by listening 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 December 8, 2010

Council Approves Expansion at Washtenaw and Oakwood

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved plans to expand the intersection of Washtenaw and Oakwood avenues. The work is designed to reduce traffic congestion at the main entrance to Eastern Michigan University. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:54 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest this week is the Environmental Programs Supervisor with the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division, Jeff Krcmarik.

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WEMU Local
10:21 am
Tue December 7, 2010

Homes on South Fifth to be Demolished

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has refused to suspend their rules to reconsider a development proposal that would save seven homes in the 400 block of south Fifth Avenue. The homes will likely be demolished now for a project the developer prefers not to build. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:17 am
Tue December 7, 2010

Council Approves Composting Contract

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved a plan to have We Care Organics take over operations of the city's composting facility. The vote was 9 to 2 in favor of the agreement. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:21 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to the latest Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
9:36 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Emergency Unemployment Benefits Expiring

Ypsilanti, MI – Starting today, many unemployed Michigan residents are losing their emergency unemployment benefits, making it even more difficult for some families to keep a roof over their heads. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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