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9:22 am
Wed March 26, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring housing rehabilitation specialist Alvin Nunn .

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WEMU Local
8:21 am
Tue March 25, 2008

Reliable Funding Needed to Make Mass Transit Work

Ypsilanti, MI – Supporters of mass transit in southeast Michigan say they need cooperation among communities and a reliable funding source to offer needed transportation services.
State Representative Pam Byrnes hosted a town hall meeting on mass transit Monday night at Washtenaw Community College. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:17 am
Tue March 25, 2008

Underage Drinking Up in Rural Areas

Ypsilanti, MI – A new report shows underage drinking in Washtenaw and Livingston counties is significantly more prevalent in rural areas. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the study from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:17 am
Mon March 24, 2008

Veterans Shorted Again

Ypsilanti, MI – Congressman John Dingell says President Bush is underfunding the Veterans Administration in his proposed budget. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Fri March 21, 2008

More Saudi Students at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – This semester, Saudi Arabia passed China as the second-leading home country for foreign students at Eastern Michigan University. Part of this increase can be attributed to the three-year-old King Abdullah scholarship program.
The Saudi Arabian cultural attache to the U-S recently visted EMU to talk about the program. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:37 am
Thu March 20, 2008

Vigil at EMU Marks War Anniversary

Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan's men and women who have died serving in Iraq were honored at a candlelight vigil at Eastern Michigan University Wednesday night. The vigil marked the fifth anniversary of the U-S invasion of Iraq. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:32 am
Thu March 20, 2008

State Schools Chief Praises EMU Early College Alliance

Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan's state schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan visited the Early College Alliance program at Eastern Michigan University on Wednesday. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:25 am
Thu March 20, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, with a special guest and everything you need to know about this year's Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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WEMU Local
8:37 am
Wed March 19, 2008

Another Approach for Stalled Water Street Project

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council is thinking about changing it's approach to developing the long-delayed Water Street Project. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:34 am
Wed March 19, 2008

Dingell Says Consumer Protections Lacking

Ann Arbor, MI – Congressman John Dingell says tougher standards and more resources are needed to keep toys with dangerous levels of lead out of the hands of kids. Dingell and the Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health attended a free toy screening event Tuesday in Washtenaw County. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:28 am
Wed March 19, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Washtenaw County Drain Commissioner Janis Bobrin.

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WEMU Local
9:43 am
Tue March 18, 2008

Hen Houses on Hold

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor residents who want to raise chickens will have to wait at least a month longer. City council has postponed the first reading of several ordinances that would make it legal to raise hens in the city. Cluck, er, click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:45 am
Mon March 17, 2008

Subprime Mess Forces EMU to Re-Issue Bonds

Ypsilanti, MI – The national subprime mortgage debacle is forcing Eastern Michigan University to re-issue 125-million dollars in bonds. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:39 am
Thu March 13, 2008

Millage Funds to Help Disabled Students

Ann Arbor, MI – Improvements to help disabled students in the Ann Arbor public schools will be funded by extra money from the district's sinking fund millage. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:34 am
Thu March 13, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:38 am
Wed March 12, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring State Representative Kathleen Law.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Tue March 11, 2008

Improving Ypsilanti's Downtown

Ypsilanti, MI – The Riverside Arts Center was the scene as the consulting firm of Hyett-Palma presented its five-year blueprint for improving Ypsilanti's downtown area. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:38 am
Tue March 11, 2008

No Cuts Planned for EMU Budget

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials say despite lower than projected enrollment, the school will not have to make budget cuts during the current fiscal year.
EMU administrators met with faculty members and the campus community Monday to discuss the current budget and the process for creating next year's spending plan. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:45 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Task Force Set to Help Ann Arbor Golf Courses

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials hope a new task force will help as the city looks to make the Huron Hills and Leslie Park golf courses more successful. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:43 am
Fri March 7, 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 State Representative Rebekah Warren of Ann Arbor.

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WEMU Local
8:27 am
Thu March 6, 2008

County Approves Deficit Reduction Plan

Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has approved a plan to cover an eight to 10 million dollar deficit in the current fiscal year budget. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the plan from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:21 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU. This week, Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins joins us from sunny Florida.

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WEMU Local
8:44 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Ark Bids Farewell to Dave Siglin

Ann Arbor, MI – Dave Siglin is retiring after serving for nearly 40 years as the program director of The Ark in Ann Arbor. Click on the audio icon to hear more on Siglin's contributions to the Ark's success, and the big farewell party planned in his honor.

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WEMU Local
8:37 am
Wed March 5, 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 chair of Ann Arbor's greenbelt advisory commission and director of the Huron River Watershed Council, Laura Rubin.

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WEMU Local
8:32 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Proquest Gets Tax Abatements

Ann Arbor, MI – A company that provides information services to libraries around the globe hopes to expand its operations in Ann Arbor.
City council unanimously approved tax abatements for the company Monday night.
Click on the audio icon to hear more of the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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