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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.

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.

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.

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.

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ann Arbor is speeding up efforts to supply the city's energy needs from "green" power sources. Click on the audio icon to hear more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Ypsilanti, MI – For a day-by-day account of 'kicking the habit', check out wemu.org/quit.
Today is the 36th day WEMU's Dave Fair has been tobacco free, and today, he talks with Eastern Michigan University professor Mary Ann Watson about the long history of tobacco marketing via electronic media in this country. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

Ypsilanti, MI – More than four-thousand people are expected to attend this weekend's Great Lakes Regional robotics competition at Eastern Michigan University's convocation center.
This is the ninth year in a row the competition has been held at EMU. It's sponsored by FIRST -- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology -- a national organization founded by accomplished inventor Dean Camen to encourage students to excel in math and science.

Ann Arbor, MI – If Ann Arbor elementary schools have room in the fall, children of district employees may be able to attend even if they don't live within the school district.
The school board approved the policy change after several employees asked to have their kids attend Ann Arbor schools.
Superintendent George Fornero says the policy covers only elementary age students, but could expand to higher grades in the future if space becomes available.
Fornero estimates that about 30 openings will be available this fall.

Ypsilanti, MI – The last word (hopefully) on the Oscars; more on the Razzies, and, oh yes, new film fare on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU. Click on the audio icon to enjoy!

Ypsilanti, MI – This week, Issues of the Environment features the developer's point of view in a brownfield clean-up and new housing project along the Saline River. Click on the audio icon to hear more about the "Banks of Saline".

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council is making progress toward easing tensions with property owners over the city's so-called "down-zoning" effort along Cross Street. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's Morning Edition local host David Fair was a long-time smoker; underline "was". He's now gone without smoking or any type of tobacco use for 29 days, and he's doing well. Today, Dave talks with a doctor to get the physician's take on quitting. Click on the audio icon to hear more as the "Quit With Dave" program continues on WEMU.

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, in which Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins answers the question "what week it this?"

Ypsilanti, MI – The monitoring and clean-up of an underground dioxane plume has been going on for years on Ann Arbor's west side. Click on the audio icon for the latest on the effort on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Ann Arbor city councilman Chris Easthope.

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district kicks off a new billboard advertising campaign in March, featuring Ypsilanti students. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's community-wide smoking cessation effort "Quit With Dave" is now in its 22nd day. WEMU news anchor David Fair has now gone 22 days without tobacco, and continues to encourage other smokers to quit along with him. Today, as part of that process, Dave talks with someone who quit smoking as he faced cancer -- WEMU's 'Sunday Best' host, Dr. Arwulf.
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Ypsilanti, MI – In 1991, Eastern Michigan University's men's basketball team was nearly unstoppable, and became the first to make it all the way to the NCAA tournament's "sweet sixteen". Click on the audio icon to hear Brian Nemerovski recount the story in part 11 of Great Moments in EMU Sports:

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU continues its 40th anniversary celebration with highlights from Eastern Michigan University sports. In part 10, Brian Nemerovski recounts the improbable journey of quarterback Charlie Batch from EMU to the NFL. Click on the audio icon for the story:

Ypsilanti, MI – In 1972, Eastern Michigan University put together one of its best basketball teams ever. Click on the audio icon to hear more about that amazing season from WEMU's Brian Nemerovski.

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

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