The Two-Way
3:40 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Damaged By 1928 Flood, Pompeii Painting By John Martin Now Restored

A museum employee looked at John Martin's recently restored The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum, at the Tate Britain in central London on Monday (Sept. 19, 2011).
Andrew Winning Reuters/Landov

"A painting considered beyond repair after being submerged in filthy floodwater when the Thames breached its banks in 1928 will be seen in something approaching its wild and lurid former glory on Tuesday when it goes on public display for the first time in a century," The Guardian writes.

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Shots - Health Blog
3:37 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

To Cut Deficit, Obama Takes A Scalpel To Health Programs

President Barack Obama describes his plan to reduce the deficit in remarks delivered Monday in the White House Rose Garden.
Susan Walsh AP

President Obama's plan to cut the deficit doesn't exactly spare Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health programs. But he also doesn't propose the sweeping sorts of changes envisioned by House Republicans earlier this year.

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Around the Nation
12:01 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Man's Call To America: Turn Off That Air Conditioner

Stan Cox has air conditioning in his Kansas house — but he only runs the unit about once a year, he says.
Bryan Thompson Kansas Public Radio

Originally published on Thu September 22, 2011 12:01 am

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer has been the second-hottest ever recorded in the United States, helping to push power demand in homes to record levels. As some worry that the growing use of fossil fuels to produce electricity for cooling is unsustainable, one man is urging Americans to live without air conditioning.

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WEMU Local
9:23 am
Fri September 16, 2011

AATA Budget Includes County-Wide Transit Plan

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority plans to dip into reserves to start the transition to a proposed county-wide service. The board approved its 2012 fiscal year budget Thursday night, and is also looking for assurances that a proposed north-south commuter rail project is still viable. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Safety Concerns Follow School Busing Cuts

Ann Arbor, MI – Some Ann Arbor school district parents say reductions in busing are leading to safety concerns. They say the district also did a poor job of communicating bus service changes. More than a dozen community members, mostly from the north side of Ann Arbor, brought their concerns to the school board Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:42 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Check out the weekend film fare on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Maximizing Parking in Downtown Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority and area businesses are continuing to try to find the best way to maximize downtown parking. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the 'adopt a stream' director for the Huron River Watershed Council, Jason Frenzel.

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WEMU Local
8:51 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Ann Arbor May Contract for Police Dispatch Services

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials think they could save more than 500-thousand dollars a year by contracting with the county Sheriff's department for dispatch services. The possible consolidation was discussed at a council work session Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
11:35 am
Mon September 12, 2011

9/11 Memorial at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Among the events marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks was the unveiling of a memorial at Eastern Michigan University. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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