Ypsilanti, MI – September's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU focuses on oil spills, their costs to the environment, and the ultimate penalties those responsible may pay. WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment's co-host is the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Lisa Wozniak. Our special guest this month is University of Michigan law professor, David Ulhmann.
Ypsilanti, MI – State lawmakers are choosing between cutting revenue sharing for local governments and creating a state employee retirement incentive program to help balance the state budget. The prospect of further revenue sharing cuts is not sitting well with Ypsilanti's Mayor. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Student government leaders at Eastern Michigan University are out to get as many students as possible registered to vote for the upcoming general election. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says today's college students are sculpting the America they will leave to their kids right now. Dean and Congressmen John Dingell, Mark Shauer, and Gary Peters spoke Wednesday night to college Democrats at the University of Michigan. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has held off voting on a proposed ban of upholstered indoor furniture being used or stored on porches. Council postponed the vote to its next meeting, saying the delay is designed to give University of Michigan students more time to learn about the proposed ban. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council is considering legislation to define the way nominations to city boards and commissions are made, along with the qualifications and terms for those appointments. The measure came about following a disagreement between the Mayor and some of his council colleagues over the re-appointment of a Housing Commission member. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.