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I am joined by Omari Rush, the director of Community Engagement at the Ann Arbor Art Center, and Cara Rosaen, lead organizer of the newly created Winter Art Tour happening this weekend in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

Rosaen explains why the art tour was created and how it incorporates a number of different art shows and sales happening locally this weekend into one big event.


Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Race and diversity are issues on college campuses across the country. Eastern Michigan University is no exception. We address a variety of related topics with EMU President, Dr. James Smith. 


Michigan Theater
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WEMU's top movie experts are back!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the films heading to the big screen this weekend.


Rebekah Warren
Michigan State Senate / senatedems.com

Speed limits could soon be going up on some Michigan highways.


Shoveling snow
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With the possibility of snow hitting our area this coming weekend, the city of Ann Arbor is reminding residents about local snow removal rules.


Flu Vaccine
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It's National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the Washtenaw County Health Department says it's not too late to get your flu shot.  


Vote Here
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A state elections panel meets this morning to deal with a court order to end the recount of ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election.  


Voter Identification Bills Pass Through House

Dec 8, 2016
Voter ID
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Bills creating stricter voter identification laws are quickly making their way through the Legislature.  


Prisons
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A bill on its way to Governor Rick Snyder would compensate people who were wrongly convicted of a crime and imprisoned. 


Michigan House of Representatives
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Legislators worked late into the evening Wednesday as the end of this session draws closer.


Jorge Avellan

  

More students at Eastern Michigan University are now facing discipline for an overnight protest on campus just over a month ago.

I spoke with one of the original four students to be disciplined for that protest.

Female Scientists
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Innovations in enviromental science happen all the time.  However, it has mostly been a male-dominated field.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Liesl Clark, who is president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, co-founder of 5-Lakes Energy, LLC, and a board member of Advancing Women in Energy, about the need for a diversity of voices in the clean energy sector, especially with a new president about to take office.


Bill Schuette
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

More courtroom drama today as Michigan Republicans and the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump continue try to shut down the statewide ballot recount.  


Ballot Box
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The Washtenaw County Elections Division is currently conducting a recount of the of the presidential election. 


Border-to-Border Trail
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The City of Ypsilanti's non-motorized advisory committee has released information about some of its projects for next year.  


Jason Frenzel
Huron River Watershed Council / hrwc.org

The city of Ann Arbor has a new council member representing the first ward after council member Sabra Briere resigned to move to California.  


Ann Arbor Public Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools / a2schools.org

Ann Arbor Public Schools is again considering changing the start time for its high schools.  


Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Teachers, firefighters and police are celebrating today.  That’s after lawmakers dropped legislation that would make drastic changes to their retirement benefits.  


Lisa Barry

With six months under his belt as the new president of Eastern Michigan University, Dr. James Smith gave an update on where the University stands Monday at an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti regional chamber luncheon.

Police Car
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Municipal employees are planning to head to the Capitol today.  Lawmakers will hold a hearing on controversial legislation affecting municipal retirement health benefits.


Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor's city council is expected to appoint a new 1st ward council member tonight.


Texting While Driving
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Even though it's illegal in Michigan, a high percent of young adult drivers admit to using social media while driving.


   At least three lawsuits have now been filed related to Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s effort to force a recount of the ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election.

Susan Pearlman

An Ann Arbor woman expressing her support for the LGBT community is getting support from neighbors after receiving an anonymous letter concerning her public display of support.

 


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On this week's Art & Soul: The Culinary Arts, I talk with Jessica Webster, life and culture reporter for MLive.com and host of The In Crowd on 89.1 WEMU, about 50 things you need to eat and drink in Ann Arbor.

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