The 25 most-played jazz, blues, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs played on 89.1 from September 21st through the 27th.
Following are the 25 most-played jazz and blues CDs and 20 most-played Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs on 89.1 from September 21st through the 27th. The number in parentheses indicates how many times a disc was played.
Listen to the radio companion series to Martin Scorcese's PBS documentary on the blues, every Sunday at 6 p.m. through December 28.
In honor of 2003, the Year of the Blues, 89.1, WEMU, is broadcasting The Blues: The Radio Series, the companion series to Martin Scorcese?s PBS documentary, Sundays at 6:00 p.m., through Sunday, December 28. Portraits in Blue, which is normally carried at that time, has temporarily moved to Fridays at 11:00 p.m. Beale Street Caravan, regularly broadcast Friday nights, is on hiatus through the end of the year.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with Reverend Samuel Kyles, a long-time colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was with King on the day he was assassinated.
Ann Arbor, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with Ann Arbor state representative Chris Kolb on today's Trash O Meter event in Ann Arbor, and the continuing effort to get Canada to stop hauling waste to Michigan:
Ypsilanti, MI – It may seem a bit early, but the "hunting" season is well underway at Eastern Michigan University. Hunting for parking spaces, that is. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Bob Eccles' report on the situation.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Board of Education is embarking on an ambitious schedule to decide how best to improve the use of district facilities. The deadline to complete the study is February 11th. Superintendent George Fornero says over the next five months or so, the board, with input from the public, staff, and students, will conduct a district-wide examination of needs. The process of determining what facilities improvements are needed, and how to finance them will include a series of three public forums.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's "Issues of the Environment", featuring League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Jeff Irwin, who's also a Washtenaw County Commissioner.
Ypsilanti, MI – As the new school year gets underway in most Michigan districts this week, school officials find the usual excitement of the new year is tempered by the state's uncertain economy, and decisions by state lawmakers that are adding obstacles to providing top quality education. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Andrew Cluley report on the challenges facing three Washtenaw County districts as they open the new school year.
Ypsilanti, MI – Just in time for the new school year, Ypsilanti teachers have a new contract. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on the contract, and yesterday's ratifications by the Ypsilanti school board and the district's teachers.
Ypsilanti, MI – It's not something we think about every day when we consider environmental issues, but click on the audio icon to hear this week's "Issues of the Environment" as we examine soil erosion.
Ypsilanti, MI – Democratic Presidential hopeful Howard Dean says Democrats have to stop acting like Republicans, if they hope to win the presidential election. Dean attended a fundraiser and a rally in Ypsilanti Saturday. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more in this report.