Washtenaw County, MI – The deadline has passed to get your name on republican and democratic primary ballots, and their could be some pretty heavily challenged primary races in Washtenaw County. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw Intermediate School District has been processing fingerprints and background checks for several years. Now, the WISD has been given the go-ahead to expand those services. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – State lawmakers return to Lansing this week to resume negotiations on a plan to encourage veteran teachers to retire, saving school districts millions of dollars at a time of severe budget challenges. WEMU's David Fair spoke with Ann Arbor State Representative Rebekah Warren Monday morning about the plan. Click on the audio icon to hear the interview.
Ann Arbor, MI – A Washtenaw County commissioner hopes legislation to address unfunded mandates can be put on the fast-track in Lansing. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Kristen Judge attended a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the issue.
Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair welcomes League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wosniak for this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment. Lisa is joined this time by the Executive Director of the University of Michigan's Office of Campus Sustainability,
Ypsilanti, MI – Longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell has died at the age of 92. Local composer, bassist and orchestra leader Paul Keller considers himself fortunate to have called Harwell a close personal friend. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Keller, who first met Harwell during a visit to Tiger Stadium.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Animals and Society Institute is working to stop the cycle of violence that often finds abuse of animals growing into other types of violence. WEMU's Bob Eccles speaks with ASI Managing Director Bee Friedlander about her organization and its Ani-Care programs.