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It's a New Year's edition of 'Cinema Chat' this week! David Fair is joined by Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum to discuss this week's movie openings and Hollywood news and reflect on the year about to end.  

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that forbids athletes at public universities in Michigan from organizing a union. It was one of 17 bills signed today by the governor.

The university athlete bill is an effort to preempt what happened at Northwestern University in Illinois, where football players at the private college voted last spring to form a union. There was no known similar effort at a Michigan university.

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The hiring of Jim Harbaugh as the new University of Michigan football coach could help boost sales at some area stores. 


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After weeks of speculation it's finally official, Jim Harbaugh is the new University of Michigan football coach.


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Great programs, district-wide, give parents plenty of choices.

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The holidays are tough, but donations are needed to fund programs all year.

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University of Michigan study shows bellicose metaphors are a detriment to treating cancer.

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Michigan gets more sunlight than Germany. Why does that matter? Germany happens to be the world leader in solar installations.  But we lag far behind Germany in terms of how much of our solar energy we harness.  In this segment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas looks at factors that may spur more local folks to go solar.

 


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Russ Collins and the organization he heads, the Art House Convergence, made global news this week by agreeing to show the controversial movie 'The Interview'. Listen to the story, and read the letter to Sony, below, that created a viral response. 


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What to do with all of your holiday waste?  In this week's Issues of the Environment David Fair gets the best tips from Christine Chessler-Stull, Recycle Ann Arbor's Outreach and Zero Waste Coordinator.


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Ann Arbor Housing Commission to place 42 new units.

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For many, a holiday meal could bring a little bit of cheer.


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January could see state lawmakers taking on energy conservation.


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The $1.2 billion goal won't be reached until 2018.

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Ann Arbor film fans will get a chance to view the controversial film.

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The generous donation will go, in part, to study how democracies emerge from authoritarian rule.

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The challenge lies in educating new lawmakers about the issues around non-smokeable forms of the drug.

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University of Michigan professor emeritus of economics thinks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration could boost the economy.

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Former WXYZ-TV Channel 7 anchor and Detroit news legend, Bill Bonds, passed away last weekend.  WEMU remembers him as the dominant force that he was in Southeast Michigan for nearly thirty years.  Today he will be memorialized fondly as he is laid to rest.  

I had an opportunity to sit down with a longtime coworker of Mr. Bonds, Eastern Michigan University's VP for Communications Walter Kraft, to talk about his life and legacy.


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A proposed tax hike aimed at improving Michigan's transportation infrastructure and schools is heading to voters. 

          

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Legislation to ease medical marijuana restrictions in Michigan will have to wait until 2015. Listen below as Jake Neher explains why. 

 

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A new brownfield plan could help Ypsilanti attract developers to the Water Street project.


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Once again, there is plenty of Hollywood news to cover! David Fair and Russ Collins have that and previews of this week's movie offerings in 'Cinema Chat'. 

  

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