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9:18 am
Thu May 20, 2010

Michigan Gubernatorial Candidates: Part Two

Ypsilanti, MI – Last week, four candidates to be Michigan's next Governor came to Washtenaw County for a candidates' mixer hosted 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 is reporting on the candidates' stances on some important issues. Today, in part two of his series, we hear from Republican U-S Representative Pete Hoekstra.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Thu May 20, 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
11:33 am
Wed May 19, 2010

Ypsi Residents To Vote on Transit Millage

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti residents will vote in August on a proposal to create a dedicated funding source for public transportation. City council has approved putting the Headlee override question on the ballot. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:53 am
Wed May 19, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the Superintendent of Park Planning at the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Department, Coy Vaughn.

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WEMU Local
10:45 am
Wed May 19, 2010

Special Series: Michigan Gubernatorial Candidates

Ypsilanti, MI – Last week, four candidates to be Michigan's next Governor came to Washtenaw County as part of a candidate 'mixer' hosted by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, and the local Builders and Remodelers Association. In part one of a special series, WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the candidacy of Republican Tom George.

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Tue May 18, 2010

Budget Approved; Police and Fire Departments Spared

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved the 2011 fiscal year city budget. Council made several amendments to avoid police department layoffs, to reduce or eliminate fire department layoffs, and to maintain existing levels of human services funding. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:46 am
Tue May 18, 2010

Distrcit Misses Cost Reduction Targets

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district has been unable to achieve all of the cost savings officials targeted in response to a mid-year cut in state funding. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:17 am
Fri May 14, 2010

County Follows National Foreclosure Trend

Washtenaw County, MI – Nationally, the foreclosure crisis is finally showing signs of easing, even as the number of homes being seized continues to climb. Washtenaw County appears to be following the national trend. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Police Search for Missing Student

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor police are still looking for a Pioneer High School freshman who's classified as a runaway, and has been missing for over a week. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:05 am
Fri May 14, 2010

New Housing Commission Director

Ann Arbor, MI – After serving as the interim director of Ann Arbor's Housing Commission for about ten months, Marge Novak has been given the job permanently. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:00 am
Thu May 13, 2010

Third Time is the Charm for Thomas

Ann Arbor, MI – The third time was the charm for Andy Thomas as he's now been chosen to join the Ann Arbor school board. The board voted Wednesday night to appoint Thomas to replace trustee Randy Friedman who resigned last month. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Thu May 13, 2010

School Program Violated District Policy

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials say the district's lawyers have told them an elementary school program open only to African-Americans violated district policy and state law. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Thu May 13, 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
9:51 am
Wed May 12, 2010

School Board to Select New Trustee Tonight

Ann Arbor, MI – For the third time in six months, the Ann Arbor school board will be voting tonight to add a new member. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Washtenaw County Election Filings

Washtenaw County, MI – The deadline has passed to get your name on republican and democratic primary ballots, and their could be some pretty heavily challenged primary races in Washtenaw County. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:45 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the President of Hantz Farms, Mike Score.

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WEMU Local
10:46 am
Tue May 11, 2010

ISD Expands Fingerprinting Service

Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw Intermediate School District has been processing fingerprints and background checks for several years. Now, the WISD has been given the go-ahead to expand those services. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:47 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Ypsilanti Backs Second 'Race to Top' Effort

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board has signed off on the state's latest application for federal "Race to the Top" money. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
11:38 am
Mon May 10, 2010

Early Retirement Battle Resumes in Lansing

Ypsilanti, MI – State lawmakers return to Lansing this week to resume negotiations on a plan to encourage veteran teachers to retire, saving school districts millions of dollars at a time of severe budget challenges. WEMU's David Fair spoke with Ann Arbor State Representative Rebekah Warren Monday morning about the plan. Click on the audio icon to hear the interview.

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WEMU Local
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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