Ypsilanti, MI – Sunday, March 13th, Ann Arbor Public School teacher and trumpeter will receive the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association's annual "Ron Brooks Award" for his lifetime contributions to jazz. One of Louis Smith's star students is drummer Sean Dobbins, now the director of the Detroit Symphony Youth Civic Jazz Orchestra. Sean Dobbins joined Linda Yohn to reflect on his life and music.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber has a couple of major concerns about the emergency financial manager legislation making its way to Governor Snyder's desk. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – A plan to build a hotel and conference center above the underground parking structure next to Ann Arbor's downtown library has taken a step forward. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Supporters of a proposed Washtenaw Avenue improvement authority say consistent zoning and infrastructure improvements between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti could make Washtenaw Avenue more attractive to people and commerce. Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber spoke Monday night on behalf of the authority at an Ann Arbor city council public hearing on the matter. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – North Allegehny, Pennsylvania Superintendent Pat Green will be Ann Arbor public schools' next Superintendent. After nearly three hours of deliberations this weekend, the school board voted six to one for Green over Des Moines Chief Academic Officer Michael Munoz. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials are proposing closing out the city's existing sidewalk repair program, and linking future sidewalk repairs to the local street millage. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to the March edition of WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment. The co-host of this monthly feature is the Executive Director of the League of Conservation Voters of Michigan, Lisa Wozniak. Our guest this month is the Director of the Great Lakes Office of the National Wildlife Federation, Andy Buchsbaum.