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WEMU Local
9:35 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Sale of M-Care to Blue Cross Moves Forward

Ann Arbor, MI – Blue Cross - Blue Shield of Michigan wants to buy the University of Michigan's M-Care health insurance programs. Click on the audio icon for details on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:31 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Fallen Firefighter Honored

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WEMU Local
9:22 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Dems Back Interest Refund for College Students

WEMU Local
9:16 am
Wed September 13, 2006

"Opt Out" Day at Local High Schools

WEMU Local
10:13 am
Tue September 12, 2006

Ypsi Board Approves Pay Raises for Top Administrators

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has approved pay increases for Superintendent Dr. James Hawkins and Human Resources Director John Fulton. Both will receive a two percent raise. Dr. Hawkins told the board Monday night that he will donate his salary increase to the Ypsilanti Public Schools Community Foundation.

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WEMU Local
10:10 am
Tue September 12, 2006

EMU Faculty Suspends Strike; Negotiations Resume

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WEMU Local
10:02 am
Tue September 12, 2006

EMU Strike Update -- Faculty Perspective

Ypsilanti, MI – Monday marked the 11th day of a faculty strike at Eastern Michigan University.
Early Monday morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with EMU President Dr. John Fallon for the administration's perspective on the situation. Monday afternoon, WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with faculty union President Howard Bunsis to get the faculty's perspective. Click on the audio icon to hear that interview.

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WEMU Local
9:55 am
Tue September 12, 2006

Board Backs Worker's Bid For Pardon

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has adopted a resolution in support of a pardon from the Governor for a long-time employee who was forced to quit because of a rape conviction three decades ago.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:45 am
Tue September 12, 2006

Ann Arbor Marks 911 Anniversary

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WEMU Local
9:39 am
Tue September 12, 2006

Monday Money

Ypsilanti, MI – Each Monday afternoon, Edward Jones financial advisor Jeff Crause joins WEMU's Bob Eccles to discuss your money and how to make the most of what you have.
This week, the topic is retirement. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
10:28 am
Mon September 11, 2006

EMU Faculty Strike in 11th Day

Ypsilanti, MI – The faculty strike at Eastern Michigan University is now in its 11th day, and this is the fourth day that fall classes have been impacted by the strike. Earlier today, WEMU's David Fair spoke with EMU President Dr. John Fallon to get the administration's update on the situation. Click on the audio icon to hear this morning's interview.

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WEMU Local
10:53 am
Fri September 8, 2006

EMU Faculty Strike Continues

Ypsilanti, MI – Contract talks may not be happening, but that's not to say Eastern Michigan University and the EMU faculty union aren't talking. Click on the audio icon for the lastest from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:49 am
Fri September 8, 2006

Life Science Start Ups Get Big Company Help

Ypsilanti, MI – Efforts to increase the number of start-up life sciences companies in Michigan are getting a boost from a pair of non-profit organizations and drug maker Pfizer. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on the launch of the Michigan Innovation Equipment Depot.

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WEMU Local
10:40 am
Fri September 8, 2006

EMU Eagles Take On MSU Spartans

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's football team is back on the road Saturday at Michigan State. Click on the audio icon to get the game preview from WEMU's Brian Nemerovski.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Faculty Offers to go to Binding Arbritration

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WEMU Local
9:23 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Students React to EMU Faculty Strike

Ypsilanti, MI – The faculty strike at Eastern Michigan University has been underway for a week. Wednesday, however, was the first day that some classes were cancelled due to the strike. WEMU's Andrew Cluley spoke with several students to get their reactions to the situation. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
9:15 am
Thu September 7, 2006

County to Hire Jail Population Manager

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of "Growing Hope", Amanda Edmunds.

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Water Rates May Increase Again

Ypsilanti, MI – It appears water and sewer rates will be going up again in Ypsilanti soon.
City council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to raise water and sewer rates by an average of three-point-nine percent. The city gets some of its water from the Detroit water department, which is increasing its rates, so the city says it needs to likewise raise its rates to cover the additional cost.
Council member Lois Richardson cast the lone "no" vote on the increases Monday night.

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WEMU Local
2:57 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Cinema Chat

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

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WEMU Local
12:58 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Union Calls for Arbitration; EMU Wants Fact Finding

WEMU Local
9:57 am
Wed September 6, 2006

University Says Classes Continue Despite Faculty Strike

Ypsilanti, MI – Fall classes are underway at Eastern Michigan University, but the faculty remains on strike. Contract talks broke off Tuesday night after the faculty union rejected what the university called its 'last best offer.'
This morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with EMU President John Fallon to get details on that final offer, and what the university plans to do next as the faculty strike continues. Click on the audio icon to hear the entire interview.

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Wed September 6, 2006

Faculty Strike Continues at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's faculty remains on strike today, the scheduled first day of fall classes.
Contract talks broke off Tuesday night after the university's negotiating team made what it called its 'last best offer'.
This morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with faculty union president Howard Bunsis to find out why that offer wasn't good enough. Click on the audio icon to hear the entire interview.

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WEMU Local
9:41 am
Wed September 6, 2006

Metro 202 Project Back on Track

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WEMU Local
9:34 am
Wed September 6, 2006

City Hopes Google Picks Central Business District

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