Ann Arbor, MI – A public forum on transit systems that could be used to connect the University of Michigan's north, central, and medical campuses was held at Stamps auditorium Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Christine Stead is the newest member of the Ann Arbor Board of Education. Stead joined the board Wednesday night after being chosen from a field of eight candidates to replace former board member Adam Hollier. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council continues to look at options to eliminate an expected budget deficit of over five million dollars in the fiscal year beginning July first. Much of Monday night's work session focused on the impacts of public service budget cuts. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board decided Monday night to take no action on a proposed resolution calling for the admininstration to expand the list of cost-saving moves being considered as part of the district's deficit elimination plan. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this month's First Friday Focus on the Enviroment. The co-host for this monthly program is the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Lisa Wozniak. Our guest this month is the Director of the Lead Hazard Control Department for Saginaw County, Pamela Smith.
Ypsilanti, MI – With record numbers of items checked out and programs attended, the Ypsilanti District Library is raising money to renovate the teen area of the Michigan Avenue library. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
Ann Arbor, MI – A local official says he does not have much confidence that Michigan lawmakers will act quickly to address unfunded mandates outlined in a new state report. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Area colleges students may have noticed a spike in blood drives on their campuses over the past few years.
There's a reason for that.
Blood drives at the big three auto plants no longer yield big results, says Gerry Abejuro, regional representative for the American Red Cross. Job losses caused by poor economic conditions have caused that significant donor group to dry up. Now, the Red Cross is reaching out to other populations.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. The topic is permaculture, and this week's guest is Nathan Ayers. He's the founder of the Burns Park Green Energy Association, and co-founder of Transition Ann Arbor.
Ypsilantni, MI – Award-winning screenwriter Sterling Anderson will address Eastern Michigan University students this afternoon. He's written scripts for television's "Medium" and "The Unit". He's writing the upcoming remake of "Superfly". Sterling Anderson talked about his craft this morning with WEMU's David Fair. Click to hear more.