Ypsilanti, MI – Summer's here, the bugs are out, and more and more people are using pesticides to fight the annual annoyance. Safely disposing of unused pesticides is easier now thanks to Michigan's "Clean Sweep" program. Abby Eaton is an environmental research specialist in the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and she's out guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment focuses on the continuing effort to bring passenger rail service to southeast Michigan, with Ann Arbor as a central hub. Our guest this week is Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University tuition and mandatory fees will increase 3.65% this fall. EMU's Board of Regents approved new tuition rates on Tuesday, and also approved a $281.4 million budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved medical marijuana licensing and zoning ordinances. Council voted 8 to 2 Monday night in favor of the ordinances, despite a request to delay the vote until the state court of appeals rules on patient-to-patient transfers. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilant's city council has voted to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by a white police officer who claimed he was passed over for promotion in favor of a less-qualified African-American colleague. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Find out what's playing on the local silver screens this weekend. Listen to this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.