Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor mayor John Heiftje's "greenbelt" proposal has been endorsed by the city's Downtown Development Authority. The DDA resolution supporting the effort also calls for an increase in housing density, or "building up" to provide more housing opportunities in the city's core. The greenbelt proposal will go before voters in November. It calls for extending the city's parkland acquisitions millage to prohibit development in open spaces around the city, including land in some adjoining townships.
Brighton, MI – Eastern Michigan University is expanding its programs through a new location in Michigan's fastest growing area. University officials held dedication ceremonies last night for EMU Brighton. President Samuel Kirkpatrick says the university will work with Livingston County businesses and government agencies to determine what types of programs are needed at the Brighton center. Initial offerings focus on education and nursing.
The 25 most-played jazz, blues, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs played on 89.1 from September 21st through the 27th.
Following are the 25 most-played jazz and blues CDs and 20 most-played Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs on 89.1 from September 21st through the 27th. The number in parentheses indicates how many times a disc was played.
Listen to the radio companion series to Martin Scorcese's PBS documentary on the blues, every Sunday at 6 p.m. through December 28.
In honor of 2003, the Year of the Blues, 89.1, WEMU, is broadcasting The Blues: The Radio Series, the companion series to Martin Scorcese?s PBS documentary, Sundays at 6:00 p.m., through Sunday, December 28. Portraits in Blue, which is normally carried at that time, has temporarily moved to Fridays at 11:00 p.m. Beale Street Caravan, regularly broadcast Friday nights, is on hiatus through the end of the year.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with Reverend Samuel Kyles, a long-time colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was with King on the day he was assassinated.
Ann Arbor, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with Ann Arbor state representative Chris Kolb on today's Trash O Meter event in Ann Arbor, and the continuing effort to get Canada to stop hauling waste to Michigan:
Ypsilanti, MI – It may seem a bit early, but the "hunting" season is well underway at Eastern Michigan University. Hunting for parking spaces, that is. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Bob Eccles' report on the situation.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Board of Education is embarking on an ambitious schedule to decide how best to improve the use of district facilities. The deadline to complete the study is February 11th. Superintendent George Fornero says over the next five months or so, the board, with input from the public, staff, and students, will conduct a district-wide examination of needs. The process of determining what facilities improvements are needed, and how to finance them will include a series of three public forums.