Ypsilanti, MI – Contract bargaining has resumed, but Eastern Michigan University's faculty is on strike today following a breakdown in negotiations late last night. This morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with the university's chief negotiator, Hartmut Hoft, and EMU-AAUP President Howard Bunsis for the latest on the situation. Click on the audio icon to hear this morning's interviews.
Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack joins WEMU's David Fair on the first Friday of each month to focus on major environmental issues in Michigan. This week, the focus is on the state's fledgling alternative fuels industry. Click on the audio icon to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's contract with its faculty expires at midnight tonight. Bargaining for a new agreement continues, and EMU representative Dennis Beagen says he's optimistic a new agreement will be reached, avoiding a threatened faculty strike. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Bob Eccles' interview with Dennis Beagen regarding the contract talks.
Ypsilanti, MI – University of Michigan researchers say the impact hurricane Katrina had on the poor would have been smaller if the federal government had a comprehensive disaster assistance program in place. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ypsilanti, MI – Emergency officials throughout Washtenaw County are constantly updating plans for dealing with disasters, natural and otherwise. Emergency response training is ongoing as well, but how well prepared are they? Find out by clicking on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – Fall semester classes begin in two weeks at Eastern Michigan University. While negotiations have yet to produce a new faculty contract, EMU President John Fallon told WEMU's David Fair that the university is otherwise ready for the new school year. Click on the audio icon to hear Tuesday's interview with President Fallon.
Ypsilanti, MI – A crowd of more than 200 people gathered at Eastern Michigan University's McKenny Union Thursday night to hear a debate between the three declared candidates for Mayor of Ypsilanti. WEMU's Bob Eccles was there. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob's report.
Ypsilanti, MI – After the August 8th primary, voters in the city of Ypsilanti will know who their next Mayor will be. The three candidates vying for the post will publicly debate the issues Thursday night (7/27) at Eastern Michigan University's McKenny Union. Mark Maynard is with the Ypsilanti Mayoral Debate Committee. Click on the audio icon to hear his conversation with WEMU's Bob Eccles about the debate and its significance.
Ypsilanti, MI – This week and next, Issues of the Environment presents Ann Arbor's two democratic mayoral candidates,incumbent John Hieftje and challenger Wendy Woods. This week, Wendy Woods discusses what she sees as the environmental issues facing the city. Click on the audio icon for this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President John Fallon stops by WEMU to bring the community up to date on the major issues facing the university. Click on the audio icon to hear more about EMU's new budget, tuition rates, and the challenges ahead.
Manchester, MI – The circus is coming to the village of Manchester this Wednesday, but the visit is prompting protests from an animal rights group. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.