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11:09 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Literacy Coalition Helps Thousands Learn Basic Skills

Washtenaw County, MI – A three year old effort to promote literacy in Washtenaw County has been recognized by county commissioners as a community-lead coalition. Hear more on the coalition and its blueprint to end illiteracy from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Fundraiser Underway to Save Ann Arbor School Programs

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation has kicked off a fundraising campaign aimed at raising one million dollars to save district programs that are not part of the mandated curriculum. The "One Million Reasons" campaign began Thursday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Fri April 9, 2010

"Get Downtown" Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ann Arbor, MI – What started out as basically a bus pass program in Ann Arbor has grown over the last decade into a fun program promoting all types of transit. Officials with the "Get Downtown" program celebrated its tenth anniversary this week. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Thu April 8, 2010

60 Job Cuts Recommended for Ann Arbor's City Budget

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city administrator is recommending the elimination of 60 positions in the budget year that begins July first. Roger Fraser presented his budget recommendations at a public forum Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Thu April 8, 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
12:00 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

City Says 'Time's Up' for Thompson Block

Ypsilanti, MI – The issue of what will happen to the fire-damaged Thompson block in Ypsilanti is headed back to court. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:53 am
Wed April 7, 2010

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Bob Bricault, a horticultural educator with the MSU Extension service.

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Wed April 7, 2010

City Tables Cell Phone Ban

Ann Arbor, MI – After a couple of postponements, Ann Arbor's city council has now tabled a plan to ban the use of cell phones and other handheld electronic devices while driving in the city. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
11:12 am
Tue April 6, 2010

Council Rejects Madison Street Development

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has rejected a planned unit development on Madison between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. The Moravian plan offered four stories of housing and one story of parking. Hear more on the Monday night vote from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
11:07 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Local Schools Consolidating More Services

Ypsilanti, MI – As local school districts struggle to survive a flood of red ink, consolidation of services is an option that's being taken more and more seriously. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:25 am
Fri April 2, 2010

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, with WEMU's David Fair, co-host and Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Lisa Wozniak, and their special guest, the Director of the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan, Don Scavia.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Thu April 1, 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
9:17 am
Thu April 1, 2010

EMU To Launch Major Capital Campaign

Ypsilanti, MI – Later this month, Eastern Michigan University will launch its first capital campaign in more than a decade. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:13 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Saline Schools Budget Cuts

Saline, MI – The Saline school district held a public forum earlier this week to discuss its budget situation. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:10 am
Thu April 1, 2010

EMU Provost is also Expert on Militia Groups

Ypsilanti, MI – When looking for an expert on militia groups like the Hutaree, one needs look no further than Eastern Michigan Univeristy's Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Jack Kay. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:54 am
Wed March 31, 2010

Census Day is Tomorrow

Ypsilanti, MI – Tomorrow is National Census Day, and census officials are urging everyone in the community to fill out their census forms if they haven't done so already. Hear more on the signficance of the count to Michigan communities from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:48 am
Wed March 31, 2010

New Monroe Plant to Build Wind Turbine Towers

Monroe, MI – Ground was broken in Monroe Tuesday at the site of a new plant that will build towers for wind turbines. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:44 am
Wed March 31, 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 the Huron River Watershed Council's 'adopt-a-stream' program, Joan Martin.

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WEMU Local
9:28 am
Mon March 29, 2010

Coalition Kicks Off 'Rebuild Ypsilanti' Program

Ypsilanti, MI – The Clean Energy Coalition is kicking off its 2010 Rebuild Ypsilanti program. The aim of the program is to improve energy efficiency in the city's public and private buildings. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:24 am
Mon March 29, 2010

County to Assess Response to H1N1 Flu

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County Public Health officials are hoping to use the positives and negatives from their response to the H1N1 flu as a teaching tool. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:20 am
Mon March 29, 2010

Pioneer HS Bands Head to China

Ann Arbor, MI – While some high school kids spend their spring break swimming at Myrtle Beach or riding Space Mountain at Disney World, members of Pioneer high school's symphoney and jazz bands will be visiting China. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Superintendent Outlines Deep Budget Cuts

Ann Arbor, MI – To address a 20-million dollar budget shortfall for the next school year, Ann Arbor schools' Superintendent is recommending cutting more than 80 full-time equivalent positions, including 50 teaching jobs. The budget recommendation was presented to the school board Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Google Deadline is Tomorrow

Ann Arbor, MI – The city of Ann Arbor is ready to submit its application to host Google's trial 'fiber to the home' network. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:55 am
Wed March 24, 2010

Budget Plan to be Unveiled Tonight

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor schools Superintendent Todd Roberts tonight will give the school board his budget recommendation for the next fiscal year. The school board is also expected to vote tonight on a plan to open up limited enrollment to students who live outside the district. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Wed March 24, 2010

County Joins Battle Against Unfunded State Mandates

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County has joined an effort by counties across the state to get state lawmakers to stop giving local governments unfunded mandates. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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