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8:47 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Riding a bike is good for your health and beats paying the high price of gasoline, but motorists and bike riders often ignore the rules of the road. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring avid bicycle rider, teacher, and writer, Linda Dianne Feldt.

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WEMU Local
8:37 am
Tue September 23, 2008

School Board May Sue State Over Funding

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district may enlist the help of the American Civil Liberties Union in suing the state over a lack of funding for education. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:35 am
Tue September 23, 2008

New Guidelines for Ann Arbor Sidewalk Vendors

Ann Arbor, MI – The city of Ann Arbor has revised its guidelines for sidewalk vendors. City council approved an ordinance amending the sidewalk vendor program Monday night.
Click on the audio icon to hear details of the changes from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:49 am
Mon September 22, 2008

Emergency Network

Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County officials want to create a network to provide various human services in emergencies. More than 50 local agencies are meeting today at the Eagle Crest Conference Center to work on creating this new network. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:14 am
Fri September 19, 2008

Water Street Project Flowing Again

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved a price structure for selling land in the Water Street re-development zone. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Fri September 19, 2008

Cutting Pollution in Allen Creek

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor Pioneer high school's grounds could play a big role in cutting pollution in Allen Creek and flooding in the creek's watershed. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Fri September 19, 2008

EMU Off to Great Fall Start

Ypsilanti, MI – Despite economic and enrollment challenges, Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin says EMU is in good shape and headed in the right direction. Click on the audio icon to hear more in the first of a series of monthly conversations with President Martin and WEMU's David Fair.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Thu September 18, 2008

County Cuts Budget and Jobs

Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County will likely eliminate nearly 40 jobs to balance the fiscal year 2009 budget. County Administrator Bob Guenzel outlined the budget plan Wednesday night. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:37 am
Thu September 18, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear 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
8:58 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Major Construction Projects at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Visitors to Eastern Michigan University can expect to see a lot of construction projects starting in the near future. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:54 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Steve Gutterman of Clean Water Action. Steve is also the Michigan organizer for the 'One Sky' campaign.

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WEMU Local
8:34 am
Tue September 16, 2008

New Downtown Library Plan

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's downtown library branch will likely be torn down and replaced with a new, larger facility. The Ann Arbor District Library Board voted unanimously Monday night to consider replacing the facility instead of renovating and expanding the current building. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Washtenaw Promise Proposed to Spur Economic Development

Ann Arbor, MI – The head of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District hopes county business leaders think about education funding as a tool for economic development.
W-I-S-D President Bill Miller proposed some form of college tuition pledge this week at the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce seminar 'Impact 2008'. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Thu September 11, 2008

District to Teach Spanish in all Elementary Schools

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor School Board has approved a partnership between the district and the University of Michigan that will provide Spanish language classes in all of the district's elementary schools. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear 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
9:07 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Ypsilanti Schools Leaders Challenge Legislators

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board wants state lawmakers to understand the budget crisis the district has been dealing with for years. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:03 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the technical leader in plastics research and advanced engineering at Ford Motor Company, doctor Deborah Mielewski.

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WEMU Local
9:41 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Council Reluctantly Approves Housing Development

Ann Arbor, MI – Most Ann Arbor city council members say they don't like a proposed college student development on Maple Road, but have approved the site plan and wetland use permit anyway. Council approved the '42 North' project on a seven to four vote Monday night. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:30 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Ardis School Sale Falls Through

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district finds itself two-point-seven million dollars in the hole today, after the sale of Ardis School to the Hidaya Muslim Community Center fell through. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:18 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Keeping College Affordable

Ypsilanti, MI – U-S Representative John Dingell and Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin met with EMU students Thursday about the challenge of keeping college affordable. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:13 am
Fri September 5, 2008

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and special guest, University of Michigan professor Michael Traugott.
Traugott studies mass media and its impact on American Politics.

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Thu September 4, 2008

WR Recall Begins

Ypsilanti, MI – For the second time this year, several Willow Run school board members are the target of a recall effort. The group 'Willow Run First' has filed recall language in an effort to remove school board president Claudette Braxton, and trustees Andreas Blakita and Clifford Smith. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear 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
8:48 am
Wed September 3, 2008

Billboarding Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to grant a long-term lease to Adams Outdoor Advertising for a new electronic billboard along I-94. Click on the audio icon to hear details from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:43 am
Wed September 3, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Assistant Director of the Manufacturing and Technology Group at the Center for Automotive Research, Brett Smith.

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