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9:18 am
Wed July 25, 2007

Flying Wild

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's Bob Eccles had the chance to fly recently with an aerobatics pilot who's traveling the country performing at air shows. Click on the audio icon to hear the ride.

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WEMU Local
3:34 am
Wed July 25, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Director of Environmental and Utility Services for Ann Arbor's public schools, Randy Trent.

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WEMU Local
12:45 am
Thu July 19, 2007

Windy Washtenaw

Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County officials hope the county can become the site of a wind farm. County Commissioners voted eight to two Wednesday night to spend up to 86-thousand dollars on a study to determine if the county has the right conditions to generate wind power. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
12:31 am
Thu July 19, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the manager of Calvert's Roll-Off Containers, Bob Osterhout.

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WEMU Local
12:28 am
Thu July 19, 2007

No Council Hearing on Swanson Complaint

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has dropped plans for a public hearing into a complaint against Mayor Pro Tem Trudy Swanson. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
12:24 am
Thu July 19, 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
10:45 am
Tue July 17, 2007

EMU FIres Three Top Officials

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents says the firings of President John Fallon, Vice-President Jim Vick, and Police Chief Cindy Hall, plus the reprimand of university attorney Ken McKanders will be the only personnel changes made in connection to the university's handling of the rape and murder of a student last December. Click on the audio icon to hear how the university plans to move forward from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:41 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Council Approves Re-worked Lower Town Plan

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved amendments to the Broadway Village at Lower Town development agreement to help move the mixed-use brownfield redevelopment project forward. Three major changes to the plan were approved.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the new plan from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:35 am
Tue July 17, 2007

EMU Tuition Increase Tops Nine Percent

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WEMU Local
9:24 am
Thu July 12, 2007

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – In this week's installment, WEMU's David Fair and the Michigan Theater's Russ Collins cover, a couple of outstanding independent films and, of course, the new Harry Potter reel. That, and a couple of important reminders for fans of public radio and WEMU!

WEMU Local
9:18 am
Wed July 11, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Algae Blooms have long been an issue in area waterways. There is now a better understanding of the causes of those blooms, and progress has been made in finding permanent ways to remediate the problem. Click on the audio link to listen to this week's installment of Issues of the Environment.

WEMU Local
11:03 am
Fri July 6, 2007

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment, featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and very special guest, the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman John Dingell.

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WEMU Local
9:38 am
Thu July 5, 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
11:25 am
Wed July 4, 2007

Voters Will Decide City Income Tax

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved the second and final reading of an ordinance to place a city income tax proposal on the November ballot. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
11:22 am
Wed July 4, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute at the University of Michigan, Dr. Gary Was.

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WEMU Local
11:18 am
Wed July 4, 2007

Water and Sewer Rates Going Up

Ann Arbor, MI – Water and sewer rates in Ann Arbor are increasing, but city council has reduced the proposed water rate increase. The average residential water bill will increase by about four percent under the plan unanimously approved by council Monday night. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:50 am
Thu June 28, 2007

Students Unveil Plan for Closing Achievement Gap

Ann Arbor, MI – A group of young people has given the Ann Arbor school board ten guiding principles and 22 action plans to help close the achivement gap. Click on the audio icon t hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on the plan crafted by the Youth Senate and the Youth Empowerment Project.

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WEMU Local
9:45 am
Thu June 28, 2007

Ann Arbor Schools Due State Refund

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WEMU Local
9:38 am
Thu June 28, 2007

Bar Fights Efforts to Ban Smoking

Monroe County, MI – As the state legislature debates banning smoking in bars and restaurants, one bar in Monroe County continues to fight to allow customers to light up. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:34 am
Thu June 28, 2007

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
10:22 am
Wed June 27, 2007

Ypsi Schools Budget in Black

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district finished the 2006-2007 budget year in the black by over 700-thousand dollars.
District chief financial officer Alan Dowdy says next year looks even better, with a predicted one-point-three million dollar operating surplus.
Dowdy says an anticipated per-pupil spending cut from the state did not materialize, and retirement costs actually went down this past year. The district also made four million dollars in budget cuts earlier in the year.

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WEMU Local
10:17 am
Wed June 27, 2007

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 environmental analyst Mike Gebhard.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Tue June 26, 2007

"Braves" Comeback Attempt Falls Short

Ypsilanti, MI – An effort to bring back the "Braves" nickname at Ypsilanti high school failed at Monday night's school board meeting. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:16 am
Fri June 22, 2007

Fallon Responds to Critics

Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President Dr. John Fallon discusses issues facing the university community with WEMU's David Fair. This time, the focus is solely on the continuing controversy over the way information was handled in the death of student Laura Dickinson last December. Click on the audio icon to hear the interview.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Cinema Chat

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

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