Ypsilanti, MI – Terri Blackmore is the executive director of the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study, or WATS. She's this week's guest on WEMU's Issues of the Environment. Click on the audio icon to hear more about establishing a light rail line between Detroit and Ann Arbor:
Ypsilanti, MI – With home heating costs predicted to climb as much as 71 percent this winter, homeowners might consider an energy audit to save a bit of money. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – About a hundred people crowded into a room at Perry School in Ypsilanti Monday night for the second in a series of public meetings on the city's financial crisis. Click on the audio icon to hear more from Monday night's forum from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor Mayor John Heiftje says he hopes the city sets definite goals soon for reductions in energy use by the city. Heiftje told city council Monday night that he'd like to see the city use 20 percent green energy by 2015 or sooner. He says a variety of green energy sources, including wind power, could help the city achieve that goal. Heiftje says additional bike paths and bike lanes would encourage non-motorized transportation, thus reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses produced in the community.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's College of Education has been collecting school supplies for children displaced by hurricane Katrina. A truck loaded with those supplies rolls off EMU's campus today. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan baseball and softball teams will be getting improved fields, but they'll stay in their current locations. Click on the audio icon for more on the action taken by UofM Regents on Thursday.
Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County's two college football teams will square off tomorrow when Eastern Michigan takes on number 14 Michigan in Ann Arbor. Click on the audio icon for the game preview from WEMU's Brian Nemerovski.
Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan is among a growing list of states and local governments moving toward a ban on machines that allow people to inhale alcohol instead of drinking it. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Milan, MI – A controversial book will no longer be part of the curriculum in Milan high school, but will remain in the school's library. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on Wednesday night's Milan school board debate and vote:
Ypsilanti, MI – Senior hourly workers at Ypsilanti's Visteon plant are meeting with representatives from Ford Motor and their union's national office to talk about buyouts. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ypsilanti – Recent history gives Jeff Genyk hope heading into Saturday's football game at Michigan..
In 2004, Mid-American Conference member Miami (Ohio) played the Wolverines close into the second half. Later that season, mid-major San Diego State led the Wolverines at the half. And two weeks ago, another of EMU's compatriots, Northern Illinois, rolled up 411 yards, but lost to Michigan 33-17.
Ypsilanti, MI – A local Red Cross volunteer is back home after helping Hurricane Katrina victims along the gulf coast of Mississippi. Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with MSU senior Nick Welter:
Ypsilanti, MI – Kudos for the Ypsilanti School District at Monday night's board of education meeting for the district's efforts to cut energy costs. Click on the audio icon for details from WEMU's Bob Eccles: