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Ypsilanti, MI – Efforts to increase the number of start-up life sciences companies in Michigan are getting a boost from a pair of non-profit organizations and drug maker Pfizer. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on the launch of the Michigan Innovation Equipment Depot.

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's football team is back on the road Saturday at Michigan State. Click on the audio icon to get the game preview from WEMU's Brian Nemerovski.

Ypsilanti, MI – The faculty strike at Eastern Michigan University has been underway for a week. Wednesday, however, was the first day that some classes were cancelled due to the strike. WEMU's Andrew Cluley spoke with several students to get their reactions to the situation. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of "Growing Hope", Amanda Edmunds.

Ypsilanti, MI – It appears water and sewer rates will be going up again in Ypsilanti soon.
City council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to raise water and sewer rates by an average of three-point-nine percent. The city gets some of its water from the Detroit water department, which is increasing its rates, so the city says it needs to likewise raise its rates to cover the additional cost.
Council member Lois Richardson cast the lone "no" vote on the increases Monday night.

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Ypsilanti, MI – Fall classes are underway at Eastern Michigan University, but the faculty remains on strike. Contract talks broke off Tuesday night after the faculty union rejected what the university called its 'last best offer.'
This morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with EMU President John Fallon to get details on that final offer, and what the university plans to do next as the faculty strike continues. Click on the audio icon to hear the entire interview.

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's faculty remains on strike today, the scheduled first day of fall classes.
Contract talks broke off Tuesday night after the university's negotiating team made what it called its 'last best offer'.
This morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with faculty union president Howard Bunsis to find out why that offer wasn't good enough. Click on the audio icon to hear the entire interview.

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair spoke this morning with university spokesperson Dennis Beagen and EMU faculty union president Howard Bunsis about the latest devlelopment in contract talks as EMU's faculty strike is in its fourth day. Click on the audio icon to hear the EMU faculty union's take on what it calls the university's threat to suspend negotiations.

Ypsilanti, MI – Contract bargaining has resumed, but Eastern Michigan University's faculty is on strike today following a breakdown in negotiations late last night.
This morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with the university's chief negotiator, Hartmut Hoft, and EMU-AAUP President Howard Bunsis for the latest on the situation. Click on the audio icon to hear this morning's interviews.

Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack joins WEMU's David Fair on the first Friday of each month to focus on major environmental issues in Michigan.
This week, the focus is on the state's fledgling alternative fuels industry. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's contract with its faculty expires at midnight tonight. Bargaining for a new agreement continues, and EMU representative Dennis Beagen says he's optimistic a new agreement will be reached, avoiding a threatened faculty strike. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Bob Eccles' interview with Dennis Beagen regarding the contract talks.

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of Washtenaw County's Land Conservation District, Dennis Rice.

Ypsilanti, MI – University of Michigan researchers say the impact hurricane Katrina had on the poor would have been smaller if the federal government had a comprehensive disaster assistance program in place.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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