Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President John Fallon talks with WEMU's David Fair about the major issues facing the university. This time around, the new fiscal year budget takes center stage. Click on the audio icon to hear the complete interview.
Ypsilanti, MI – Amy Grettum is director of the "conscientious cruiser", a commercial-size bus that now serves as a community classroom. Click on the audio icon to learn more about this unique program on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials hope the community can become the model for the rest of the state when it comes to mass transportation. On Thursday, the city unveiled a vision of commuter railroads combined with connecting busses or streetcars to ease traffic congestion, reduce energy use, and reduce the need for the construction of expensive roads and parking structures. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
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, trying his best to hum an ominous movie theme.
Ypsilanti, MI – THe Huron River Watershed Council received a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to coordinate a watershed-wide stream buffer education and policy initiative. The aim is to find more effective ways of protecting the Huron River. Click on the audio icon to learn more on the project on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Huron River Watershed Council Program Manager Elizabeth Riggs.
Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan U-S Senator Carl Levin is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He tells WEMU's David Fair that while he's glad Abu Zarqawi was killed, it won't change much in the Iraq war. Click on the audio icon to hear Friday's interview with Senator Levin.
Ypsilanti, MI – Russ says he's in Los Angeles conducting serious movie business, but we know he just wanted to see Weird Al Yankovic get his star on the walk of fame. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.
Washtenaw County, MI – The battle over lthe cost for police units between Washtenaw County officials and Augusta, Salem, and Ypsilanti townships will come to a head in August, if not sooner. The county commissioners ways and means committee voted seven to four Wednesday to set August 18th as the deadline for the three townships to sign contracts or lose police protection beyond state minimum guidelines. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has turned down a request to re-zone two parcels of land across Huron Street from the former Exemplar plant for use as a self-storage facility. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved an 11-story mixed use development for the northeast corner of Division and Washington. The Washington Terrace project will have about 90 one and two bedroom condominiums, and retail space on the ground floor. An old home currently on the site will be moved to Miller and First street to make way for the new development. Another building on the site will be demolished.
Ypsilanti, MI – The firm hired by the city of Ypsilanti to find candidates for the police chief's job met with the public and city officials Monday night to explain the search process. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.