Ypsilanti, MI – Fall is the time of year many people treat their lawns to remain strong and healthy through the winter months, hoping to see the benefits the following spring. However, some lawn products are major polluters of local waterways, and should be avoided. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Ann Arbor Environmental Coordinator Matt Naud.
Ypsilanti, MI – On this week's Monday Money report, WEMU's Bob Eccles disusses the value and future of Ford Motor Company stock with Edward Jones investment advisor Jeff Crause. Click on the audio icon for the latest advice.
Ypsilanti, MI – Project Vote Smart has asked candidates for major offices across Michigan to take its National Political Awareness Test. The candidates had most of the summer to respond, and the deadline for responses is today. On Tuesday, WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Project Vote Smart's Rachel Pagliaocca. Click on the audio icon to find out more about the National Political Awareness Test, Project Vote Smart, and how you can find out how your U-S House and Senate candidates stand on crucial issues.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board has approved a resolution supporting Proposal Five on Michigan's November ballot. The proposal would guarentee a certain level of state funding for education. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Blue Cross - Blue Shield of Michigan wants to buy the University of Michigan's M-Care health insurance programs. Click on the audio icon for details on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has approved pay increases for Superintendent Dr. James Hawkins and Human Resources Director John Fulton. Both will receive a two percent raise. Dr. Hawkins told the board Monday night that he will donate his salary increase to the Ypsilanti Public Schools Community Foundation.
Ypsilanti, MI – Monday marked the 11th day of a faculty strike at Eastern Michigan University. Early Monday morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with EMU President Dr. John Fallon for the administration's perspective on the situation. Monday afternoon, WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with faculty union President Howard Bunsis to get the faculty's perspective. Click on the audio icon to hear that interview.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has adopted a resolution in support of a pardon from the Governor for a long-time employee who was forced to quit because of a rape conviction three decades ago. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Each Monday afternoon, Edward Jones financial advisor Jeff Crause joins WEMU's Bob Eccles to discuss your money and how to make the most of what you have. This week, the topic is retirement. Click on the audio icon to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – The faculty strike at Eastern Michigan University is now in its 11th day, and this is the fourth day that fall classes have been impacted by the strike. Earlier today, WEMU's David Fair spoke with EMU President Dr. John Fallon to get the administration's update on the situation. Click on the audio icon to hear this morning's interview.
Ypsilanti, MI – Contract talks may not be happening, but that's not to say Eastern Michigan University and the EMU faculty union aren't talking. Click on the audio icon for the lastest from WEMU's Bob Eccles.