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9:03 am
Wed March 29, 2006

Ypsilanti Income Tax

Ypsilanti, MI – After years of budget cuts and service reductions, the city of Ypsilanti is still struggling to keep its budget balanced. Now, it looks like a city income tax proposal will go before city voters this fall.
Eastern Michigan University political science professor Joe Ohren does a great deal of municipal consulting work in the state. He's been working with Ypsilanti on the income tax proposal, and discusses its pros and cons with WEMU's Bob Eccles. Click on the audio icon for more.

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WEMU Local
3:29 am
Wed March 29, 2006

Suspect Arraigned in Series of Rapes; Other Crimes

WEMU Local
4:33 am
Tue March 28, 2006

Monday Money Report

Ypsilanti, MI – This week, WEMU's Bob Eccles and Edward Jones investment representative Jeff Crause discuss some of the options auto industry workers have to stretch buyout dollars as far into the future as possible. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
9:20 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Quit With Dave -- Day 50

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's local Morning Edition host David Fair has now gone 50 days without tobacco.
That's a major milestone, but the battle's not over yet.
Each Monday during this community effort to encourage others to kick the habit as well, Dave talks with health professionals, and current and former smokers to get their advice, counsel, and experiences. Today, Dave talks with another of our own who's tried to quit, but hasn't quite done it yet. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
8:43 am
Fri March 24, 2006

EMU - State Relations Improving

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University President Doctor John Fallon stops by WEMU's studios periodically to bring listeners up to date on the issues and challenges facing EMU.
There's much good news to report this time around. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
8:35 am
Fri March 24, 2006

Companies Still Exceeding Pollution Limits

Ypsilanti, MI – A new report from the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) says more than half of industrial and municipal facilities in the state are exceeding the amount of pollution their Clean Water Act permits allow them to discharge into waterways. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:10 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Super Salary for new Superintendent

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Roundabouts for New Ann Arbor High School

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WEMU Local
8:53 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Reward Offered in Animal Cruelty Case

Ypsilanti, MI – A big cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the killing of a family pet found alongside a road in Superior Township last week. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:49 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Cinema Chat is devoted to the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Click on the audio icon to hear more from the festival's director.

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WEMU Local
9:43 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Crowd Protests Bus Service Reductions

Ypsilanti, MI – A big crowd turned out for Tuesday night's Ypsilanti City Council meeting. Most were there to speak out against plans to reduce bus service in the city. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:41 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – The Emerald Ash Borer has destroyed millions of Ash trees in Michigan; thousands in the city of Ann Arbor. Click on the audio icon to hear how the city's effort to remove dead and dying Ash trees is progressing, on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Council Rejects Ordinance Regulating Downtown Business District

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has voted against an ordinance that would have banned schools, clubs, lodges, banquet halls, and meeting halls from the city's downtown business district. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Wed March 22, 2006

EMU Regents Approve State-Requested Resolution

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WEMU Local
9:18 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Investigation Goes to County Prosecutor

Ypsilanti, MI – The Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office is reviewing evidence in a series of sexual assaults and robberies that took place last year on and near the Eastern Michigan University campus.
Ypsilanti Police and the EMU Department of Public Safety jointly investigated the incidents.
A suspect was arrested on unrelated charges shortly after the first of the year and remains in custody. His identity won't be revealed until new charges are filed against him.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Monday Money Check

Ypsilanti, MI – Every Monday afternoon during All Things Considered, WEMU's Bob Eccles is joined by Jeff Crause of Edward Jones to talk money matters. They've been discussing guidelines for investments. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Tue March 21, 2006

Council Approves Calthorpe Plan

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Tue March 21, 2006

Council Approves Lease Ordinance

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has taken action to ease the pressure on University of Michigan students to find housing in the fall. Council unanimously approved an ordinance that delays lease-signing requirements. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:58 am
Tue March 21, 2006

Smith Speaks Out Against Anti-Affirmative Action Proposal

Ypsilanti, MI – State representative Alma Wheeler-Smith spoke out against the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative Monday on the Eastern Michigan University campus. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Tue March 21, 2006

Veterans History Project at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University history students are working to preserve the experiences of area military veterans. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the effort from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Mon March 20, 2006

Quit With Dave -- Day 43

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's Dave Fair has now gone 43 days without tobacco. Please check out Dave's quit-smoking diary on our website, wemu.org, to see how being nicotine free is affecting his every day life.
Each Monday, Dave's on-air interviews address the many aspects of nicotine addiction and kicking the habit. Today, Dave talks with somone very near and dear to all of us at WEMU, General Manager Art Timko, who quit smoking over a year ago. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
9:22 am
Thu March 16, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – The 44th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival begins next week. Find out more by clicking on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:14 am
Wed March 15, 2006

School District Considers Bus Privatization or Consolidation

Ypsilanti, MI – As the Ypsilanti school board looks for ways to keep the budget balanced, one idea being considered is the privatization of bus transportation, or consolidating bus service with the nearby Lincoln and Willow Run school districts. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:00 am
Wed March 15, 2006

Ypsilanti Schools Consider Privatization or Consolidation

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board is mulling over the idea of privatizing bus transportation or consolidating those services with the Willow Run and Lincoln districts. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
7:54 am
Wed March 15, 2006

Monday Financial Check

Ypsilanti, MI – Every Monday afternoon during All Things Considered, WEMU's Bob Eccles is joined by Jeff Crause from the Ann Arbor office of Edward Jones to discuss investments and other money matters. This time, the discussion centers on what to consider when deciding whether to hold or sell stocks. Click on the audio icon for more.

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