Ann Arbor, MI – A Washtenaw County commissioner hopes legislation to address unfunded mandates can be put on the fast-track in Lansing. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Kristen Judge attended a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the issue.
Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair welcomes League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wosniak for this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment. Lisa is joined this time by the Executive Director of the University of Michigan's Office of Campus Sustainability,
Ypsilanti, MI – Longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell has died at the age of 92. Local composer, bassist and orchestra leader Paul Keller considers himself fortunate to have called Harwell a close personal friend. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Keller, who first met Harwell during a visit to Tiger Stadium.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Animals and Society Institute is working to stop the cycle of violence that often finds abuse of animals growing into other types of violence. WEMU's Bob Eccles speaks with ASI Managing Director Bee Friedlander about her organization and its Ani-Care programs.
Ypsilanti, MI – Mother's Day is right around the corner, and you may be looking to do something a little more special than picking up some flowers and making breakfast in bed. How about taking Mom to a movie? WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins cover the options available this weekend as part of Cinema Chat. First, they open with some movie news.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority has approved plans to transfer $2 million to the city to help with the 2011 fiscal year budget. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the seven-to-four vote.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan will lead a study on the effectiveness of the Michigan Merit Curriculum and the Michigan Promise scholarship program. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.
Ypsilanti, MI – The President of Washtenaw Community College is keeping an eye on budget talks in Lansing, where one plan would keep funding for community colleges at current levels, and another would trim funding by three percent. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor residents concerned about possible cuts to public safety and human services spoke at a hearing on the city's proposed 2011 fiscal year budget. We have more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – A collaborative effort involving several Washtenaw County agencies and the Dolly Parton Foundation will make every child in two local zip codes eligible for a free book each month until age five. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.
Ann Arbor – The president of the Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers' union says he's still confident the union and the district will reach an agreement that is a win-win decision. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor Public Schools have reached an agreement to keep custodian and maintenance employees in house. The school board approved the contract last night that will save the district more than one-point-eight million dollars next year. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
Ann Arbor – Washtenaw Intermediate School District officials say the county's schools could save up to 25 percent in busing costs by consolidating service. The Ann Arbor School Board last night got their first official briefing on the plan that could save the district about two million dollars a year. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
WEMU – There are plenty of films to see over the weekend. Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins joined WEMU Morning Edition host David Fair for this week's edition of Cinema Chat. Before getting to those movie options Russ offered some of the news buzzing out of Hollywood.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County officials are moving forward with a plan to increase staff at its jail to cover the additional beds and the new intake area that are part of the facility's expansion. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Officials with the University of Michigan Depression Center say a plan for federally designated depression centers of excellence will save lives and dollars. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Kerrytown bells will ring Saturday morning between 11:30 and noon. The bell ringing is the culmination of Safehouse Center's sexual assault awareness month activities. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The American Cancer Society is solidly behind Michigan's smoking ban, which takes effect May first. WEMU's David Fair spoke with the Vice President for Public Relations and Communications at the Great Lakes division of the ACS, Gary McMullen. Click to hear more on the expected outcomes of Michigan's smoking ban.