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2:33 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

Local Official Hopes For Relief From Unfunded Mandates

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.

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WEMU Local
9:18 am
Fri May 7, 2010

WEMU's First Friday Focus On The Environment for 5/7/10

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,

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WEMU Local
5:02 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Local Bandleader Remembers Ernie Harwell

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.

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WEMU Local
5:01 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Outgoing Washtenaw County Administrator Honored

Ann Arbor, MI – The Washtenaw County Commissioners have paid tribute to outgoing County Administrator Bob Guenzel. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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WEMU Local
2:42 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Local Animal Awareness Group Works To Stop Cycle Of Violence.

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.

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WEMU Local
2:39 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Cinema Chat for 5/6/10

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.

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WEMU Local
2:29 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Ann Arbor DDA Approves Transfer of $2 Million To City

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.

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WEMU Local
2:27 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

U-of-M's Ford School To Study Effectiveness Of Michigan Merit Curriculum

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.

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WEMU Local
2:23 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Local Community College Eyes Lansing Budget Negotiations

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.

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WEMU Local
2:37 pm
Wed May 5, 2010

Ypsilanti's Downtown Farmers Market Opens In New Location

Ypsilanti, MI – Opening day at Ypsilanti's downtown Farmers Market was busy thanks to nice weather, more vendors and a new location. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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WEMU Local
3:10 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Argo Dam Headrace Agreement Reached

Ann Arbor, MI – The city of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment have reached an agreement on the Argo Dam headrace. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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WEMU Local
1:58 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Issues of the Environment for May 3, 2010

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair speaks with a local health expert about the new smoking ban in Michigan in Issues of the Environment for May 3, 2010.

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WEMU Local
1:54 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Concerned Ann Arbor Residents Speak On Proposed Budget

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.

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WEMU Local
1:51 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Collaboration Provides Books for Kids

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.

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WEMU Local
1:08 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Smoking Ban

Ann Arbor – Michigan's ban on smoking in bars and restaurants goes into effect tomorrow. WEMU's Andrew Cluley takes a look at what several Ann Arbor establishments are expecting.

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WEMU Local
1:08 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Ann Arbor Public School Teacher Negotiations

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.

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WEMU Local
1:09 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Ann Arbor School Custodians Contract Avoids Privatization

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.

WEMU Local
1:09 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Countywide School Bus Consolidation

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.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Thu April 29, 2010

Cinema Chat for 4/29/10

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.

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Jail Staffing to Increase

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.

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WEMU Local
9:26 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Strengthening the Fight Against Depression

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.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Good News Week for Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI – It's been a busy and positive news week at Eastern Michigan University. WEMU's David Fair spoke with EMU President Susan Martin Friday morning. Click to hear more.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Earth Day Festival at WCC

Ypsilanti, MI – The 40th anniversary of Earth Day was Thursday, but the Ann Arbor area Earth Day Festival takes place Sunday at Washtenaw Community College. Hear more on from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:54 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Safehouse Marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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.

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WEMU Local
8:50 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect May First

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.

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