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11:16 am
Thu June 17, 2010

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Wed June 16, 2010

City Buys Apartment Complex from HUD

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved the sale of a gateway area eyesore from the federal government to the city's housing commission. Renovations will get underway soon. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles

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WEMU Local
9:36 am
Wed June 16, 2010

EMU Lecturers Join AFT

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's adjunct lecturers have voted to create a new bargaining unit. They'll be affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:32 am
Wed June 16, 2010

EMU Officially Opens New Indoor Athletic Practice Facility

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for its new indoor practice facility on Tuesday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:27 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the Director of Sustainability and Environmental Policy at Ford, John Viera.

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WEMU Local
10:15 am
Mon June 14, 2010

Be Prepared for West Nile Virus This Summer

Washtenaw County, MI – Summer is still a week away, but it's not too early to start thinking about how to protect yourself from the West Nile virus. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:03 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Ann Arbor Joins Consolidated School Transportation Plan

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district has signed on with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District's transportation consolidation plan, though the contract has yet to be signed. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:00 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Thu June 10, 2010

First Friday Focus on the Environment (June)

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Lisa Wozniak, and this month's special guest, the Director of the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, Mike Garfield.

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WEMU Local
8:46 am
Wed June 9, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the manager of the healthy homes section of the Michigan Department of Community Health, Wes Preim.

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WEMU Local
4:08 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Council Approves Water Rate Increases

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved rate increases for water, sewer, and storm water services. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:16 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Council Approves New Ypsi City Budgets

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council made an adjustment to the proposed 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 city budgets before approving the spending plans Tuesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:12 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the President of the Michigan Electric Auto Association, Larry Tuttle.

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WEMU Local
4:23 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Early Retirements Could Save Other Jobs

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials say they hope by the end of this week to have a good idea of how many employees will be retiring thanks to state retirement incentives. This could make a big change for the district, which may have to cut up to 90 teaching positions, and which has already given out nearly 200 layoff notices.
Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
4:16 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Treasurer Wins Liberty Bell Award

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's Treasurer has been honored by the Washtenaw County Bar Association for outstanding service by a non-lawyer. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Fri May 28, 2010

Budget On Track; Enrollment Up at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials say enrollment numbers are picking up and are on pace to exceed their target for the upcoming school year. EMU President Susan Martin and Chief Financial Officer John Lumm held the first of several budget forums Thursday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Thu May 27, 2010

Grim Budget New for Ann Arbor Schools

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's school board got no surprises, and no public comment Wednesday night during its first official briefing and public hearing on the 2010-2011 budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:58 am
Thu May 27, 2010

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
3:36 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Grading State Lawmakers

Ypsilanti, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is out with its latest scorecard on how state legislators voted on important environmental and conservation issues. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke to Michigan LCV Deputy Director Kerry Duggan about the scorecard.
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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Wed May 26, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest this week is the Project Manager of the Ypsilanti-based Clean Energy Coalition, Lisa Warshaw.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Legislation Would Require Insurers to Cover Autism

Ypsilanti, MI – State senators held the first of a series of public hearings Monday at Eastern Michigan University's Autism Collaborative Center on legislation that would require health insurance companies to cover autism treatments. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Board Delays Vote on Transportation Consolidation

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board heard a presentation Monday night from the Washtenaw Intermediate school district on its transportation consolidation plan. The school board decided to wait a while before voting on whether or not to join the plan. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:00 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Rallying for Increased Education Funding

Ann Arbor, MI – About 200 people rallied for education funding Monday at Ann Arbor's Skyline high school. It was one of more than 40 rallies held across the state, sponsored by the Michigan Education Association. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Tue May 25, 2010

County Modifies Preservation Program Guidelines

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's natural areas preservation program has protected more than 18-hundred acres of land, and has created 17 new nature preserves. County officials have now tweaked the program's guidelines as the millage that funds the effort expires later this year. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:59 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Gubernatorial Candidates: Part Four

Ypsilanti, MI – Recently, four candidates hoping to be Michigan's next Governor came to Washtenaw County as part of a candidate mixer sponsored by the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, and the local Builders and Remodelers Association. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has been reporting on the candidates' stances on important issues. In the last part of this special series, we hear from Lansing's Mayor, Democrat Virg Bernero.

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