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Petition
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Two more petition campaigns were given the go-ahead Thursday by a state elections panel to start collecting signatures, including one to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan. 


Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the films you can check out at your local theater this weekend.  Plus, get the latest details on this year's Cinetopia Film Festival.


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This week, Art and Soul talks about the art of well-being.  Lisa Barry sits down with Dr. David Mayer - an associate professor in the management and organizations area at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the University Center for Positive Organizations.

Dr. Mayer recently wrote an article titled, “Want to be happier and more successful? Learn to like other people.”


Ypsilanti's Water Street
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Voters in Ypsilanti will have another chance to decide in August if they want to approve the Water Street Debt Millage proposal.


Michigan State Senate
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State lawmakers are quickly pushing through female genital mutilation legislation.  About two weeks ago, a Senate committee passed legislation that would make performing female genital mutilation a fifteen year felony.


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Formerly the US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and now a professor for the University of Michigan Law School, Barbara McQuade spoke with 89.1 FM WEMU’s Lisa Barry about what she called "the chaos in Washington" and the importance of diversity.


Eastern Michigan University
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Eastern Michigan University held a budget forum on Tuesday.

Mackinac Bridge
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The Mackinac Bridge will be largely closed to vehicle traffic the morning of Labor Day. 


Gun
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Gun rights are up for debate in the state legislature again.


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Eastern Michigan University recently sent a contingent to China to build stronger partnerships and opportunities for students and faculty. It is part of a larger strategic plan to expand the school's global presence and draw more students to campus. WEMU's David Fair sat down with two of the people who made the trip to China, EMU President James Smith and EMU Vice President for Enrollment Management Kevin Kucera


Pray Harrold
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Eastern Michigan University is holding a forum today to discuss the school's 2018 budget. 

Corrections Budget Battle Heats Up In Lansing

May 16, 2017
Prison
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Some state lawmakers and the Michigan Department of Corrections are battling it out over how much the state should spend on its prisons.  


Joe Mislinski
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Ann Arbor's reputation as a "foodie" town is growing across the nation. Some folks are even developing food hobbies. Such is the love affair between a Chicago man and bacon. WEMU's Lisa Barry sat down with food blogger Joe Mislinski, who will speak at Zingerman's upcoming "Camp Bacon" event.


E-Cig Regulations Back On The Table In Lansing

May 15, 2017
E-Cigarette
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A battle is brewing in Lansing between some lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder’s office.  


Food Conditions Still Issue In Michigan’s Prisons

May 12, 2017
Food Tray
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Michigan’s prisons are still plagued with food service problems.  That’s according to liberal watchdog group Progress Michigan


Ann Arbor Brewing
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The company known as Farm + Ferment is taking over the Arbor Brewing Company, a business group that includes the Michigan Hops Alliance, Bigalora, and several other restaurants.  The 10-year agreement will put Farm + Ferment in charge of U.S. operations, including its Ann Arbor brewpub and its brewery in Ypsilanti. 

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Lovers of art will find that there will be plenty to do this summer in Ann Arbor.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks with Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center, and Deb Polich, director of Artrain and the Ann Arbor Arts Alliance, about a special film event taking place this month benefiting the five Michigan Medicine programs of Big Hearts for Seniors.


On May 5th the Detroit Music Awards honored WEMU for 40 years of jazz broadcasting with a Distinguished Service Award at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit.

Benjamin Edmondson
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The Ypsilanti Community Schools will keep its superintendent.  The district chief says he has changed his mind about potentially leaving the district and has "no regrets" about the decision to stay put.  


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 all the movies returning and making their debut this weekend.  Plus, they give the latest news on the upcoming Cinetopia Film Festival!


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There was a big rally at the state Capitol Wednesday to support improved mental health services and to oppose Governor Rick Snyder’s plan to overhaul how those services are paid for.


Abandoned Factory
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Big business investors are waiting on Governor Rick Snyder to give them a break.  A tax break that is – to build on blighted land. 


Kurtis Wilder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder has chosen the newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court.


John Kivela
Michigan House Democrats / housedems.com

There were tears and hugs on the floor of the state House Tuesday as colleagues got word that state Representative John Kivela took his life – one day after his second arrest on a charge of drunk driving.

Joan Larsen
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen has been chosen by President Trump to serve on the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals.  Trump once put Larsen on his list of judges and lawyers he would consider naming to the US Supreme Court. 


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