Ann Arbor, MI – Larger class sizes, elimination of busing for high school students, elementary schools sharing principals, and eliminating more than 80 positions are among the proposals in the draft budget for the Ann Arbor school district. The draft budget was presented to the school board Wednesday night by interim Superintendent Robert Allen. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – There's lots to choose from for your weekend film entertainment on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.
Ann Arbor, MI – Negotiations between the city of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority over a new agreement on parking revenues took a turn for the worse Tuesday night. City council voted nine to two to seek a higher percentage of gross parking revenues than either side had considered. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Jeff McCabe. Jeff and Lisa Gottlieb co-founded Selma Cafe, which hosts weekly breakfasts to raise money for local food-related projects, and the Tillian Farm Development Center.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypslianti's city council tonight will consider approval of a contract that will clear the way for expansion of the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and Oakwood street. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – With state funding for public universities expected to be slashed by at least 15 percent, Eastern Michigan University has created an ad-hoc committee of three regents to work with the school's administration to create a budget for the next school year. EMU's Faculty Senate has already passed a resolution identifying areas where it thinks 11-million dollars in cuts and revenue increases can be found. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Overall room and board rates are going up slightly at Eastern Michigan University in the fall, although some options will have the same rate for the third straight year. The rates were approved Thursday by EMU's Board of Regents. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Subcommittees in the state house and senate have recommended funding cuts for public transportation, and that's not sitting well with the Michigan Environmental Council. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.