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Marijuana
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The state department that regulates medical marijuana will allow dispensaries to stay open while details get worked out about how licenses will be issued.


Vaccine
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The state is taking a synchronized approach to fighting the hepatitis A outbreak.  It’s activated two emergency centers. 


Detroit News Wins Free Speech Lawsuit

Nov 2, 2017
The Detroit News
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A conservative radio host lost his fight against the Detroit News today.  The Michigan Court of Appeals said associating The Political Cesspool host, James Edwards, with the Ku Klux Klan is protected opinion speech.


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Stress!  One of the largest public health problems that we have.

Because it's National Stress Awareness Day, 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry spoke with Dr. Elissa Patterson, who practices and teaches clinical psychology at the University of Michigan Hospital, also known as Michigan Medicine, about how stress can affect us.


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Each week, WEMU is sitting down with Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media to discuss their latest work on the "On The Ground Ypsilanti" project.  Today, the conversation is about what happens next with the Ypsilanti Transit Center. WEMU's Patrick Campion and Brianna catch up with the AAATA's Mary Stasiak to get the latest. 


Elizabeth Riggs
Huron River Watershed Council / hrwc.org

The Huron River is one of the area’s greatest natural resources.  A new study shows it also provides an economic boon to the region.  Find out how and what is still to come as WEMU’s David Fair talks with the Deputy Director of the Huron River Watershed Council, Elizabeth Riggs, on this week’s edition of “Issues of the Environment.” 


Police Car
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A state lawmaker wants to require driver education in Michigan to include training on how to behave during police stops.  He hopes it will reduce misunderstandings and conflicts.


Technical Education
Jay Inslee / flickr.com

Michigan schools aren’t quite on board with legislation to teach more skilled trades and technical education in schools.  But with a few changes, they might get there soon.


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University of Michigan officials are considering a request from white nationalist speaker Richard Spencer's organization to speak on the Ann Arbor campus.


It's been a long journey for the 16 Hands art gallery in Ann Arbor's Kerrytown District.  It wasn't always located there.  It has gone through temporary closures and relocate twice.  Owner Jill Damon has put much of her life into creating a place that matters to her, to her art and to the community.  WEMU's David Fair and president and CEO of the Arts Alliance, Deb Polich, bring you the story in a conversation with Jill Damon on this week's edition of "creative:impact."  


Are you ready for the November 7th elections? WEMU's David Fair and Mary Morgan direct you to some resources that can help you make informed decisions. And, that's only part of the conversation in this week's, "Civic Matters." 


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Mary Terese Fleszar was last seen alive the evening of July 9, 1967.  Her body was found on an abandoned farm in Superior Township just about one month later.  Investigators didn’t know it then, but this was the beginning of a series of murders attributed to John Norman Collins.  These horrific acts of violence held our community in terror until Collins’ arrest in July 1969.  On this week’s "Hidden in Plain Sight," WEMU’s Patrick Campion meets up with “Terror in Ypsilanti” author Gregory Fournier to take us on a tour of some of the sites and sounds associated with the “Michigan Murderer” who preyed on Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti co-eds for two years.


Nurse
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Michigan may do a one-time study looking at what kind of care seniors will need – and whether they can afford it. 


 Bassist Paul Keller is beloved word-wide whether touring with John Pizzarelli, appearing at festivals in California, Canada or Monaco or recording in the finest studios.  

Detroit’s Carr Center is a major cultural force in the city for visual arts, spoken word, dance, and music – especially jazz.  The late great Detroiter and pianist Geri Allen made great plans for jazz as their artistic director.  


Rebekah Warren
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Due to state-mandated term limits, Rebekah Warren's tenure in the Michigan State Senate is coming to the end.  But, she believes her work in Lansing is far from over.  WEMU's David Fair talks to Warren about her announcement to run for the Michigan House of Representatives.

Jerry Clayton
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

On November 7th, Washtenaw County residents will vote on an 8-year tax, one mill tax question. It's designed to improve public safety and mental health services, but the structure of the proposal has created divisions between communities. Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton discusses his support of the tax proposal with WEMU's David Fair.


Women's March
Courtesy Photo / womensconvention.com

Thousands from Southeast Michigan will attend a three-day Women's Convention at Cobo Center that continues the mission began with the national Women's March in Washington D.C. the day after Donald Trump was elected. 


Courtesy Photo / Michigan Department of Corrections

A bill before the Legislature would close loopholes that led to a judge accidentally ordering a woman to share child custody with the man who raped her.  It was the result of a new law that was supposed to get more fathers to pay child support. 


Car Accident
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The state is inching closer toward a controversial overhaul of its car insurance law.  The House Insurance Committee passed a bill Thursday with several changes. 


Donald Trump
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President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a national emergency comes without a lot of new resources for states to deal with the health threat.  


David Wells

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the performing arts in the Ann Arbor area.  89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry is joined by arts journalist and blogger Jenn McKee to chat about upcoming events and they talk with playwright David Wells about his new work, “Resisting.”


Lisa Barry

In the midst of some political controversies involving the future of Ypsilanti, a special arts event is planned for Friday to bring light to the city and help visitors and residents re-imagine what they see around them every day.


Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new and returning flicks you can catch at your local movie house this pre-Halloween weekend.  Plus, you'll get an update on the State Theater's grand re-opening.


Michigan Youth Challenge Academy
Michigan Youth Challenge Academy / flickr.com

Kids in Michigan might get a new way to keep their criminal records clean. 


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