Ypsilanti, MI – Longtime political and social activist Grace Lee Boggs of Detroit delivered the keynote address at Monday's 21st annual Eastern Michigan University President's Luncheon honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Click on the audio icon to hear her address.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor high school students have found 23 core barriers to achievement that are partly responsible for the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students. The students presented the results of the "Leap the Gap" youth empowerment project to the school board Wednesday night. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County Commissioner Jeff Irwin has been elected this year's chair of the board of commissioners. Last night's board meeting was primarily dedicated to choosing board leadership, but could ultimately affect the dispute over the cost communities pay for Sheriff's Department road patrols. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – A group of 20 Ypsilanti High School Students is working toward a trip to Scotland and the prestigious American High School Theater Festival next year. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the group's efforts from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti Township, MI – Many are against urbran sprawl, and many local governments try to fight new housing developments in an effort to save open land, farmland, and wildlife habitat. Yet in Ypsilanti Township, one developer has found a way to enhance and preserve the natural landscape, and build new homes. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Clark Smith.
Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President Dr.John Fallon discusses significant issues facing EMU with WEMU's David Fair. Click on the audio icon to hear the latest on faculty contract negotitions, state funding, and more.
Ypsilanti, MI – State Schools Superintendent Michael Flanagan addressed graduates at Eastern Michigan University's fall commencement ceremonies yesterday. Click on the audio icon to hear the full address.
Ann Arbor, MI – When Ann Arbor's third comprehensive high school opens in the fall of 2008, the students will be attending Ann Arbor Skyline High School. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the school board's voting on the name of the new school from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Last Sunday night, Washtenaw County authorities arrested a man who was attempting to steal chemicals used in the making of methamphetamine. Using the drug is dangerous enough, but making the illegal drug can be even more dangerous to more people. Click on the audio icon to hear more in this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Washtenaw County's solid waste coordinator, Dan Moody.
Ypsilanti, MI – For decades, the Ypsilanti school district has been the home of the 'Braves', but not any more. The board of education voted Monday night to drop that name and logo. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU. **NOTE** the ticket giveaway heard during Cinema Chat is no longer valid; it was valid during the on-air broadcast only! **
Ypsilanti, MI – The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department will continue to provide police protection to Augusta, Salem, and Ypsilanti townships through 2009. The Ypsilanti Township Board became the last of the three Tuesday night to sign the deal which also allows legal challenges to continue. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County Administrator Bob Guenzel updated Ypsilanti's City Council Tuesday night on the county jail's overcrowding situation. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.