Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County's chapter of the Red Cross continues special training efforts to prepare volunteers to offer aid to victims of hurricane Katrina. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment, featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and Dr. Martin Kushler, utilities program director for the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy:
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's plan to sell bonds to pay for jail expansions is being challenged by some county residents, who say the plan would increase costs to communities which pay for police patrols. Click on the audio icon for more details from WEMU's Andrew Cluely:
Ypsilanti, MI – A recent survey of Ann Arbor's water supply finds the water is safe, but contains small amounts of pharmaceuticals. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti – Eastern Michigan brings eight new defensive starters, a pair of new offensive tackles and a true freshman tailback into Thursday night's opener at Cincinnati. Can the Eagles really be more experienced than the Bearcats?
Cincinnati lost 16 starters from last year's 7-5 team, but, like most major-conference schools, they were able to fill nearly all of those holes with experienced upperclassmen.
Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor company that changed its name because somebody called looking for a big and tall clothing store may play a big role in keeping U-S soldiers safe. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on a four-million dollar grant for the development of transparent armor:
Ypsilanti – Eastern Michigan opens its football season Thursday night against a Cincinnati team that returns just eight starters. But the biggest unknown for head coach Jeff Genyk is actually his own defense.
"With eight new (defensive) starters, we're thinking a lot more about us than them," Genyk said Monday at his weekly media conference. "We're probably going to have more mental errors than we've ever had. But we have to play fast. We are significantly faster and more athletic (on defense) than we were last year."
Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor, MI – Classes resume today in the Ann Arbor school district. Students return to Ypsilanti school classrooms tomorrow. In Ann Arbor, a major shakeup of school principals greets students, while in Ypsilanti, schools-of-choice plays a major role in bolstering enrollment even as two schools are shuttered. Click on the audio icon for back to back reports from WEMU's Andrew Cluley and Bob Eccles:
Ann Arbor, MI – The five candidates vying to fill out the remainder of Kim Groome's term on Ann Arbor's city council were interviewed by council members Thursday night. Click on the audio icon to hear details from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County has undertaken a massive effort to make its aging government buildings more energy efficient. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – For the third year in a row, Eastern Michigan University has been named one of the best colleges in the midwest. Click on the audio icon to hear details of the designation from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ypsilanti, MI – He's spent his entire life working to bring peace to India and the world. S.N Subba Rao works especially with young people to get them involved in making the world a more peaceful place. Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with S.N Subba Rao on WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has hired Richard Weigel as the district's new director of educational services. Weigel replaces Noni Miller, who left the district earlier this summer to take a similar post in Holly. Weigel has a masters degree from Eastern Michigan University, and is currently a doctoral degree candidate.
Ypsilanti, MI – A group of college students brings its summer-long campaign for alternative fuel cars to this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved placing a ballot issue before voters in November to raise money to remove dead and dying Ash trees infested with the Emerald Ash Borer. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on the millage vote, and other city council action taken Monday night: