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WEMU Local
9:18 am
Wed November 15, 2006

EMU's Fortunes Improving

Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President Dr. John Fallon stops by WEMU to bring us up to date on a number of issues impacting the university community.
Click on the audio icon to hear the latest from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Wed November 15, 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 manager of Ann Arbor's wastewater treatment plant, Earl Kenzie.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Thu November 9, 2006

Board Delays Attendance Plan for New High School

Ann Arbor, MI – Results of middle school student and parent surveys about who should attend the Ann Arbor School district's new high school when it opens in 2008 have caused district officials to push back a decision on grade configurations.
Wednesday night, Superintendent Todd Roberts recommended tht the school board not take action on the issue next month.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:14 am
Thu November 9, 2006

Parents Want More Security at Huron High

Ann Arbor, MI – A couple of large fights at Ann Arbor's Huron High School this fall have some parents concerned about perceptions of violence at the school.
Huron High School PTO President Brad Chick told the school board Wednesday night that he wants them to support plans to add security cameras and improve communcations with parents.
Board President Karen Cross acknowleged she's experienced communications breakdowns herself, but says that overall, Huron remains a great and safe school despite the incidents this fall.

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WEMU Local
9:09 am
Thu November 9, 2006

Cinema Chat

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

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WEMU Local
9:09 am
Tue November 7, 2006

Grand Opening for New EMU Student Center

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University students have a new home away from home. The university officially opened the new, 40-point-five million dollar student center on Monday. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:29 am
Mon November 6, 2006

GOP Hopes to Reclaim 52nd State House District

Ypsilanti, MI – When voters hit the polls Tuesday, a state house district that includes western Washtenaw County, part of Ann Arbor, and the city of Saline, could play a big role in Republican efforts to maintain control of the state house. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Andrew Cluley's report on the battle between incumbent Democrat Pam Byrnes and Republican challenger Shannon Brown in the 52nd state house district.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Community of Gentlemen

Ypsilanti, MI – They're doing something a little different at Ypsilanti's Adams Academy of Math, Science, and Technology this year. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Bob Eccles' report on a group of third and fourth grade boys participating in this pilot program.

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Fri November 3, 2006

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 our special guest, former state lawmaker Lynn Johndahl.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Jail Expansion Plan Goes Forward

Ypsilanti, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Ways and Means Committee has approved the latest plan to expand the county jail.
The committee voted nine to one Wednesday night to approve the space plan and a bond sale to help pay for the project.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:14 am
Thu November 2, 2006

County Helps Water Street Project

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WEMU Local
9:05 am
Thu November 2, 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
4:33 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring a member of Governor Granholm's 21st Century Energy Plan work group, Frank Zaski.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Thu October 26, 2006

Board Reviews Timelines; Supports Proposal 5

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WEMU Local
9:03 am
Thu October 26, 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 head of the parks and recreation division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ron Olson.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Thu October 26, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU. Please note this is an extended Cinema Chat, and focuses on a special event at the Michigan Theater which is Friday night ONLY, 10-27-06,

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WEMU Local
3:17 am
Wed October 18, 2006

City Antes Up More for Water Street

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council is setting aside up to 100-thousand dollars from the city's general fund to pay some of the costs associated with the Water Street redevelopment project. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
3:12 am
Wed October 18, 2006

New Zoning and More Advertising

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has changed the zoning of the South University area to align it with other parts of the city's downtown.
On Monday night, council unanimously approved a central business district and parking zoning designation for the South University area. Councilmember Jean Carlberg says the change should help promote mixed use of the area, and will allow taller buildings.
South University merchants had asked city officials for the zoning change.

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WEMU Local
10:51 am
Thu October 12, 2006

Board Approves New Homework Policy

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WEMU Local
10:45 am
Thu October 12, 2006

Board Approves Pay Raises

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district custodial and maintenance staff will be getting a pay raise this year.
Wednesday night, the school board unanimously approved an agreement which calls for a one percent pay raise now, and another one percent increase in January.
171 custodial and maintenance workers are represented by AFSCME. Superintendent Todd Roberts says negotiations are continuing with the district's secretaries and para-professionals, whose contracts expired over the summer.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Thu October 12, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – The weather outside coupled with WEMU's fundraiser makes this an excellent weekend to stay inside to take in a movie, and listen to 89-point-one. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Wed October 11, 2006

EMU to host Health Care Policy Forum

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WEMU Local
9:42 am
Wed October 11, 2006

District to form Bond Committee

WEMU Local
9:34 am
Wed October 11, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – The Washtenaw County Road Commission does much more than road repair and snow plowing. It's also heading up an initiative aimed at keeping small streams and creeks clean, thus protecting the major waterways they feed. Click on the audio icon to hear more about the effort on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring county road commission planner Brian Shorkey.

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WEMU Local
9:47 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Board Officially Opposes Ballot Proposal

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board hopes voters will follow its lead and vote against the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative on the November ballot. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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