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9:25 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Election Preview: Ann Arbor City Council

Ann Arbor, MI – Two of Ann Arbor's five city council wards have contested races next week. Hear more on the races in wards two and five from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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1:21 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Election Preview: Ypsilanti School Board

Ypsilanti, MI – Four candidates are running for two seats on the Ypsilanti school board. WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on candidates David Bates and Ellen Champagne.

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1:18 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Election Preview: Ypsilanti School Board

Ypsilanti, MI – There are two available seats on the Ypsilanti school board up for election in November. WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on candidates Linda Horne and Eric Temple.

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9:02 am
Thu October 21, 2010

Reimbursements Controversy Continues

Washtenaw County, MI – A debate over per diems and other reimbursements for Washtenaw County commissioners that started over a commissioner running for state office continues. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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9:40 am
Wed October 20, 2010

Township Approves Rules for Pit Bull Owners

Ypsilanti Township, MI – Owners of Pit Bulls in Ypsilanti Township will need to get their dogs spayed or neutered. The township's board of trustees approved the mandatory spay and neuter ordinance on a five to one vote Tuesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:39 am
Wed October 20, 2010

EMU Increases Financial Aid

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University will again increase financial aid for the next school year, and the university hopes the state will reward the school for restraining tuition increases. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:35 am
Wed October 20, 2010

Former Regent's Financial Gift to EMU to Promote Human Rights

Ypsilanti, MI – An Eastern Michigan University alumnus and former Regent hopes the school will become a national leader in the study and research of equality and human rights.
Timothy Dyer has announced a planned gift of $1.5 million dollars for an interdisciplinary chair in forensics, debate, and human rights. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:30 am
Wed October 20, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest this week is the Deputy Director of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, Tom Freeman.

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10:01 am
Tue October 19, 2010

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair talks with the Executive Director of Safehouse Center in Washtenaw County, Barbara Neiss-May about domestic violence and how its victims can get away from abusive relationships and get help.

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8:50 am
Thu October 14, 2010

UofM Celebrates Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary

Ann Arbor, MI – Several hundred University of Michigan students, former Peace Corps volunteers, and others celebrated the creation of the Peace Corps at 2am Thursday at the Michigan Union. The celebration marked the 50th anniversary of then presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's speech that lead to the Peace Corps. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:44 am
Thu October 14, 2010

School Board Rejects Policy Change

Saline, MI – There will be no changes in the wording of the Saline Area Schools' non-discrimination policy. The school board voted against changes that would have added sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the policy. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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8:40 am
Thu October 14, 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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9:10 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Online Game Helps Craft Transit Master Plan

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority is turning to an online game to help get community input to shape a transit master plan. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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9:06 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest this week is the Wayne County Community Organizer for the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, Brad Van Guilder.

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8:37 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Board Hears International School Proposal

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board is the latest to hear the Washtenaw Intermediate School District's proposal to create a county-wide international high school. The plan was presented to the board Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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8:06 am
Fri October 8, 2010

District Bids Farewell to Superintendent

Ann Arbor, MI – Today (Friday) marks the last day on the job for Ann Arbor school district superintendent Todd Roberts. The district held a farewell reception for Roberts on Thursday at Skyline high school. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:03 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Yankee Air Museum Lives Again

Ypsilanti, MI – Six years ago Saturday, the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport burned to the ground. This weekend, the museum celebrates its grand re-opening. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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7:58 am
Fri October 8, 2010

More State Budget Cuts on the Way

Ypsilanti, MI – The director of the state senate fiscal agency says the state can expect a 15 percent reduction in the general fund budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. On Thursday, Gary Olson gave the Eastern Michigan University community an update on the state budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:26 am
Thu October 7, 2010

Planning Transit Services for the Future

Ann Arbor, MI – This month, residents form throughout Washtenaw County will get to help shape the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority's vision for transit services for the next 30 years. About 45 people attended one of 20 planned public outreach meetings Wednesday night at the main Ann Arbor library. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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8:21 am
Thu October 7, 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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11:30 am
Wed October 6, 2010

First Friday Focus on the Environment (repost)

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to October's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring our special guest, the Oil Spill Response Coordinator and Program Assistant for the National Wildlife Federation, Beth Wallace.

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9:23 am
Wed October 6, 2010

Council Approves New Appointments Rules

Ypsilanti, MI – The contentious issue of mayoral appointments to city boards and commissions was addressed Tuesday night at Ypsilanti's city council meeting. A resolution clarifying the process was adopted, but it may or may not solve the problems it was drafted to address. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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9:20 am
Wed October 6, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Monica Patel, a Policy Associate at The Ecology Center in Ann Arbor. Sunday is a 'global work day' to fight climate change, sponsored by 350 dot org.

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9:16 am
Wed October 6, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ypsilanti, MI – October is breast cancer awareness month. WEMU's David Fair talks with Vicki Rackowski, the Chief Operating Officer of the American Cancer Society's Great Lakes Division about the disease and advances in treating it. Click to hear the interview.

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8:23 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Fighting Panhandling in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor task force is working over the next six months to look at the issue of panhandling. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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