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10:21 am
Wed January 26, 2011

UofM Campus to be Smoke Free

Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan has approved plans to start a campus-wide smoking ban this summer. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Wed January 26, 2011

New Term Limits Proposal Going Nowhere

Ypsilanti, MI – A proposed constitutional amendment would extend the amount of time state senators and representatives could serve in office, but the proposal appears unpopular, even with those who oppose term limits. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – E-waste is the topic on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest is the General Manager of the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of southwest Oakland County, Mike Csapo. Mike is also a board member of the Michigan Recycling Coalition.

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WEMU Local
9:50 am
Mon January 24, 2011

Court Moves Into New Building

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's 15th district court has moved into its new location connected to city hall.
Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:46 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's expanded Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Earle is the National Geographic Explorer in Residence and founder of Mission Blue. She's also the past chief scientist for NOAA, and she's coming to Ann Arbor January 26.

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WEMU Local
9:48 am
Thu January 20, 2011

County Projects Huge Budget Deficits

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County Administrator Verna McDaniel is predicting a nearly 13 million dollar budget shortfall in 2012, and a 21 million dollar deficit in 2013.
McDaniel gave county commissioners her financial state of the county presentation Wednesday night. Here more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:34 am
Wed January 19, 2011

Medical Marijuana Rules Delayed Again

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has again delayed a vote on a medical marijuana business license ordinance. Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to postpone a decision on the issue, and voted to extend a moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses through the end of March. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:09 am
Tue January 18, 2011

MLK and Mutual Destiny

Ypsilanti, MI – The Chair of Brown University's Africana Studies department says an important part of Martin Luther King's message is the fact we are all tied together with a mutual destiny. Tricia Rose gave the keynote address Monday at EMU's MLK day celebration. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:08 am
Fri January 14, 2011

District to Survey Residents for Superintendent Search

Ypsilanti, MI – The Lincoln Consolidated school district is looking for community help as the search for a new superintendent gets underway. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:21 am
Thu January 13, 2011

City Braces for More Revenue Sharing Cuts

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber doesn't like the idea of further cuts in state revenue sharing. The city depends on that money to provide vital services, such as police and fire protection. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:18 am
Thu January 13, 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.

** Please note: Russ will be on hiatus for Sundance. Cinema Chat returns in two weeks.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Wed January 12, 2011

More Revisions Before Vote on Medical Marijuana Rules

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council wants to tweak legislation to regulate medical marijuana before voting on it. That means it'll be February first at the earliest before the issue again appears on council's agenda. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:51 am
Wed January 12, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Jennifer Canvasser, the Environmental Health Organizer for the Ecology Center, and Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health.

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WEMU Local
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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