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9:18 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Firms Expanding Operations in Ann Arbor Area

Ypsilanti, MI – Three high-tech companies plan to expand operations in the Ann Arbor area. Governor Jennifer Granholm has announced that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is assisting the business growth. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:10 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Council Opposes Cable Channel Move

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor city council members hope to keep community access channels in their current spots on Comcast cable. Council has passed a resolution asking state officials for assistance. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Mon December 17, 2007

Students Applaud New Security Measure at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – One year after an Eastern Michigan University student was murdered in her dorm room, EMU student leaders say they're seeing positive changes on campus. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:56 am
Thu December 13, 2007

Superintendent's Contract Extended

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor public schools' Superintendent will be staying with the district an additional two years. The school board has approved a contract extension for Superintendent Todd Roberts, and pay raises for his cabinet. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:51 am
Thu December 13, 2007

Cinema Chat

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

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Thu December 13, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Eastern Michigan University Associate Professor of Geography, doctor Chris Mayda.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Fri December 7, 2007

Ann Arbor Buys and Preserves Unique Woodlands

Ann Arbor, MI – The city of Ann Arbor has purchased a 13-and-a-half acre parcel of woodlands in the eastern part of the city. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the city's acquisition of Narrow Guage Woods.

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WEMU Local
9:00 am
Fri December 7, 2007

First Friday Focus on the Environment

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WEMU Local
8:51 am
Fri December 7, 2007

Biomass Energy for County Jail

Ypsilanti, MI – A comprehensive energy analysis of the Washtenaw County jail finds that bio-mass heating makes more financial sense than county officials expected. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:35 am
Wed December 5, 2007

Water Street Project Still Alive

WEMU Local
9:29 am
Wed December 5, 2007

Tasers for Ypsilanti Police Department

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council is discussing the purchase of tasers for the city's police department. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:24 am
Wed December 5, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Todd Howland, co-owner of the L-E-D Lighting Studio in Chelsea.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Wed December 5, 2007

Council Seeks Options for Affordable Housing

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WEMU Local
8:34 am
Tue December 4, 2007

Ann Arbor Switching to LED Streetlights

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's plan to use light emitting diode streetlights throughout the downtown took a step forward Monday night.
City council unanimously approved a bid to purchase one-thousand LED streetlight conversion fixtures from Lumecon. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:45 am
Thu November 29, 2007

Cinema Chat

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

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WEMU Local
8:40 am
Thu November 29, 2007

Controversy Over Surveillance at Pioneer High

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor School Board members are hoping more information will help them decide if they want to proceed with a plan to install security cameras in Pioneer High School.
Many students and parents spoke against the plan Wednesday night. Teachers and administrators say the cameras will make the school safer. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the controversy from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Wed November 28, 2007

Renovations Again Top EMU's Capital Outlays Request

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University is again making renovations to the Pray Harrold classroom building the school's top prioritiy in its state capital outlays budget request.
The request was approved by EMU's Board of Regents on Tuesday, as the Regents also moved forward on plans to renovate the Mark Jefferson science complex. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Wed November 28, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Gary Siegrest, a Michigan Audubon Society board member, a board member of Saving Birds Through Habitat, and coordinator at the Dahlem Conservancy in Jackson County.

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Wed November 28, 2007

EMU Backs Business Incubator

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University is committing funding for a business incubator in Ypsilanti. EMU's Board of Regents has approved spending 60-thousand dollars a year for five years for the incubator.
Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on this partnership between EMU, Washtenaw County, local governments and businesses, and Ann Arbor Spark.

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WEMU Local
8:41 am
Tue November 27, 2007

Staying Fit Means Staying Young

Ypsilanti, MI – An Eastern Michigan University lecturer has found a world record holding cyclist has essentially the same maximum capacity to do work at age 54 as he did a decade ago. Cyclist Michael Secrest returned to EMU Monday, a decade after tests showed he had a fitness level better than most 20 year-olds. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
1:39 am
Tue November 27, 2007

New Mascot for Ypsilanti High

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti High School has a new mascot. The school board has approved the mascot selection committee's final recommendation: the Phoenix. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:32 am
Mon November 26, 2007

City To Ask Court to Raze Old Motel

Ann Arbor, MI – This Wednesday, Ann Arbor city officials will ask a judge to order a long-vacant motel to be torn down. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Wed November 21, 2007

Waste Knot Wins EPA Award

Ypsilanti, MI – A local program tht helps divert waste from landfills has been singled out as among the best in the country by the U-S Environmental Protection Agency. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:01 am
Wed November 21, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Food Gatherers has been feeding the poor in Washtenaw County for years.
Along the way, much has been learned about
how to improve the food industry's relationship to the environment. Click on the audio icon to learn more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Wed November 21, 2007

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – The Thanksgiving weekend always brings a flood of new movies. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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