Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on Senator Levin's visit to Eastern Michigan University, where he said he would push to have Iraq oil revenue leverage loans for the country's reconstruction.
Ypsilanti, MI – Describing the revitilization of downtown Ypsilanti as a "work in progress", city officials have approed an extension of the Downtown Development Authority's tax increment financing and development plan. City council approved an amendment last night that extends the plan through 2028, and will allow the DDA to capture development taxes in three new areas. That will allow the city to expand redevelopment efforts to the west side of the downtown area.
Top 25 jazz, blues, latin, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian CDs played on WEMU the week of September 28.
Following are the 25 most-played current and reissued jazz, blues, latin, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian CDs on 89.1 from September 28th through October 4th. The number in parentheses indicates how many times a disc was played.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with Eastern Michigan University Professor Monsour Moaddel. Moaddel has surveyed residents of several middle-eastern countries to get an in-depth report on their attitudes toward the U.S. His report has been presented to Congress.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor mayor John Heiftje's "greenbelt" proposal has been endorsed by the city's Downtown Development Authority. The DDA resolution supporting the effort also calls for an increase in housing density, or "building up" to provide more housing opportunities in the city's core. The greenbelt proposal will go before voters in November. It calls for extending the city's parkland acquisitions millage to prohibit development in open spaces around the city, including land in some adjoining townships.
Brighton, MI – Eastern Michigan University is expanding its programs through a new location in Michigan's fastest growing area. University officials held dedication ceremonies last night for EMU Brighton. President Samuel Kirkpatrick says the university will work with Livingston County businesses and government agencies to determine what types of programs are needed at the Brighton center. Initial offerings focus on education and nursing.