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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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WEMU Local
9:17 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Max Gates from Chrysler's Office of Safety and Regulatory Communications.

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WEMU Local
9:13 am
Thu August 28, 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
9:04 am
Thu August 21, 2008

Ann Arbor Elementary Schools to Teach Spanish

Ann Arbor, MI – A partnership between the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor's public schools will lead to Spanish classes in all Ann Arbor elementary schools. The plan was outlined to the district's board of education Wednesday night. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Thu August 21, 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 August 20, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Issues of the Environment begins a series of interviews this week examining what automakers are really doing to be more environmentally responsible in building cars. This week's guest is Lora Herron, a materials engineer working in product development for General Motors. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
1:36 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Council Delays Housing Projects

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council wants more information before voting on the site plans and development agreements for a pair of housing projects. Council postponed votes on the 42 North and 601 Forest proposals Monday night. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:37 am
Thu August 14, 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
2:40 am
Wed August 13, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Joshua Barclay, the proprietor of the 'Dream Farm', a renewable energy demonstration project you can find near Whitmore Lake.

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WEMU Local
8:34 am
Tue August 12, 2008

Million Dollar Gift for EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – An Eastern Michigan University alum has pledged one-million dollars to assist future students with financial need. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:03 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Local Elected Officials Support Expanded Stem Cell Research Measure

Ann Arbor –

Congressman John Dingell joined local State Representatives Alma Wheeler-Smith, Rebekkah Warren and Pam Byrnes in a show of support for less restrictive stem cell reseach legislation. The elected officials led a Thursday night fourm in Ann Arbor, during which they expressed support for a stem cell initiative that will appear on the November ballot. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

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WEMU Local
9:40 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Cinema Chat!

Ypsilanti –

Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins was back in studio Thursday morning with WEMU's David Fair. Each week, Dave and Russ discuss the movies opening in the area and some of the more pertinent news coming out of Hollywood. We call it, "Cinema Chat"

AS you well know, the Michigan Theater is best known as a film venue, but as Russ points out, some of the great theater it presents is Live and In Person!

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WEMU Local
9:34 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Washtenaw County Employees Retirement Plan

Ypsilanti –

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved a plan to sell off nearly 160-million dollars in Certificates of Participation. The Certificates will fully fund future retiree medical benefits. WEMU's Andrew Cluley covers the details found in the unanimously approved plan.

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WEMU Local
11:00 am
Wed August 6, 2008

A New Sheriff is coming to town!

Washtenaw County –

A third term was not in the cards for Washtenaw County Sheriff Dan Minzey. The incumbent Democrat lost his primary race to retired Sheriff's Deputy, Jerry Clayton. Clayton now faces Republican Dwayne Taylor in the November general election.


In other local races of interest:
2nd ward Ypsilanti City Councilman John Gawlas was upset in his primary race. Mike Bodary won the Democratic Primary and will be unchallenged in November, effectively winning the seat with Tuesday's win.

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