Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the head of the Parks and Recreation Division of the State Department of Natural Resources, Ron Olson. Olson was Ann Arbor's Superintendent of Parks for 20 years, and an assistant city manager.
Ypsilanti, MI – The lousy economy and corresponding drop in advertising revenue has been a killer for newspapers like the Ann Arbor News, but it hasn't been easy for weekly news magazines, like Newsweek, either. Newsweek Chairman Richard Smith will address Eastern Michigan University students during Sunday morning's commencement. Hear more on where Smith thinks the news business is headed in this interview with WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – National Public Radio's 'Morning Edition' co-host Steve Inskeep spent the past week reporting from Detroit on the future of the motor city, and the state of Michigan. Friday morning, he spoke with WEMU's David Fair about what he's learned along the way. Click on the audio icon to hear more.
Ann Arbor, MI – University of Michigan students and community members learned what actions are taking place on campus, in Ann Arbor, and across the state to address climate change concerns at a town hall forum Thursday night. Hear more on the Earth Day event in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's expanded Earth Day edition of Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the acting Dean of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan, doctor David Allen.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan Univesity President doctor Susan Martin testified before the state Senate subcommittee on higher education appropriations Monday. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's efforts to improve energy efficiency in homes owned or rented by low income families is getting a boost thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's total taxable value has dropped by nearly 338-million dollars in the last year. That's according to the county's equalization report approved by the county board of commissioner's ways and means committee on Wednesday. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley
Ann Arbor, MI – Government, business, and educational leaders in southeast Michigan say the state can become a leader in sustainability. N-S-F International and the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum hosted a 'growing with a green economy' conference on Tuesday. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley
Ypsilanti, MI – Minor league baseball is coming to Ypsilanti this summer, and a ball park might be built in the city's Water Street area to house a permanent team. The Midwest Sliders hosted a 'meet and greet' Wednesday evening. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Chelsea area veterinarian Dr. Greg Peter. Dr. Peter is also a member of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, and is active in that group's efforts to eradicate feral swine.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has tabled an ordinance that would change the zoning on the city's Water Street property. It's another delay in a long-delayed project. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.