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Do you ever read an email and miss the message because you're so busy noticing all the grammar mistakes?  A new study by University of Michigan linguistics experts found this behavior is partly the result of personality traits that include how people react to written errors.

I interviewed the chair of U of M's Department of Linguistics and co-author of the study Professor Robin Queen.

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If you plan to vote in the May 3rd election in Washtenaw County, you have until today to register. 


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Ann Arbor's City Council and the Downtown Development Authority will discuss possible modifications to their parking agreement tonight.  


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State Attorney General Bill Schuette has sent a letter to Great Lakes governors challenging a proposal to allow the Wisconsin city of Waukesha to withdraw water from Lake Michigan. 


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The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice and the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County have responded to an anti-Islam message written at the University of Michigan's Diag.


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Wolverines fans descended upon Michigan Stadium Friday for the first game of the year.

 


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There is a long road ahead to adequately address an expanding 1,4 dioxane plume in the Ann Arbor area. The plume has contaminated wells in Scio township and Ann Arbor and is slowly moving towards the city's municipal water supply at Barton Pond. In this month's '1st Friday Focus on the Environment',  Liza Wozniak talks with Washtenaw County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi about the next steps in the journey.  


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The annual Hash Bash event will take place this Saturday in Ann Arbor, and it continues to help shape the political landscape on marijuana.


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It's going to be very busy in Ann Arbor this evening and a big night for U of M football fans.


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The outdoor festival season in Ann Arbor kicks off tonight with the tenth annual FestiFools celebration.


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The future of regional mass transit was the topic at a meeting in downtown Ann Arbor Thursday night.

 

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State Senator Virgil Smith has submitted his resignation from the Legislature as he begins a 10-month jail sentence


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Over the next few months, WEMU's environmental feature, 'The Green Room.' will focus exclusively on the 1,4 dioxane plume that is impacting groundwater in the Ann Arbor area. Following last week's initial report looking at how another major city is handling its dioxane issues, we take the next step in exploring whether solutions in Tuscon, Arizona might work here. 


WEMU lives in a digital world.  Laptops, smartphones, connected cars, oh my!  We're firmly committed to making our content available wherever you may roam on the information superhighway, and that takes people like Patrik to make it all "work."  When you support WEMU, you're helping us to bring what we do to a worldwide audience, 24/7.  

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Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor is celebrating 50 years of operations.


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  What happens when you take a radio junkie and technophile and plop him down in the middle of one of the great public radio stations in the United States?  Well...  You've been hearing and seeing parts of it for just a little more than two years.  Patrick Campion loves the idea of what radio once was, what it still can be, and what it must become into the future.  WEMU is the very embodiment of all those great concepts, and your continued support lets WEMU thrive and flourish in unprecendented ways.

Lisa Barry

Many people have misconceptions about police and what they do.

To help clear up some of those issues, many local law enforcement agencies, including the Ypsilanti Police Department, give people a chance to travel with an officer and see what they do first hand in a 'ride along.'

In this week's Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins meet to discuss movies and the movie business.  Plus, they have a special announcement for Miles Davis fans all over town (No, it's not an early April Fool's joke)!


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Ypsilanti officials met with Depot Town residents to hear concerns over a plan to close two streets in the neighborhood to build the city's first passenger rail stop in decades. 

 

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A group challenging Michigan’s emergency manager law is asking a federal appeals court in Cincinnati to order a trial in the case.  


For a gift of $100, you and a guest will receive film tickets for two to see a special screening of Miles Ahead Ann Arbor premier, plus admission to a special pre-show reception at the Necto Nightclub (across from Michigan Theater) from 5 to 6:30 p.m on Thursday, April 21, 2016. The reception will feature light snacks, a cash bar, music from Big Fun, a 5 piece band led by Mark Kirschenman and Stephen Rush, and a special souvenir ($50 for one ticket and admission if you're unable to commit to a pair of tickets).

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The principal of Ypsilanti Community High School Tanya Bowman has been placed on administrative leave.


Fact:  Trumpeter Ingrid Racine has released her first CD of original tunes and arrangements as a leader – Concentric Circles.  Opinion:  This is modern jazz of the highest order placing Ingrid Racine in the company of fellow modern trumpet improvisers Eddie Henderson, Ingrid Jensen, Wallace Roney and Sean Jones.  

Fact:  WEMU is proud to present Ingrid and her quartet featuring guitarist Chuck Newsome, bassist Ben Rolston and drummer Rob Avsharian at our next free Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz Show at Rush Street Nightclub Friday April 1st at 5:01 PM sharp.  

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  It's down to the final four for the Ann Arbor city administrator's job.


Rebecca Meuninck
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The Flint water crisis  is only one of many water quality issues that need to be addressed.  There are numerous threats to the Great Lakes and Michigan's  inland waters.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Ecology Center Deputy Director Rebecca Meuninck about updating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act to better protect these natural resources. 

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