Ann Arbor, MI – An effort to repeal Michigan's new law giving emergency managers more power when taking over cities and schools kicks off Saturday across the state. The Ann Arbor Education Association is joining that effort. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – WEMU, the Detroit Jazz Festival, and Michigan Theater, present the 25th anniversary screening of the film "Round Midnight" starring Dexter Gordon. Dexter Gordon's wife, Maxine, is a significant jazz scholar and jazz archivist. She joined WEMU's Linda Yohn to discuss the jazz life she shared with the legendary tenor saxophonist, and the evocative film. Click to listen to part one of the interview.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school board has approved a 183-point-six million dollar budget for the next school year, using about 800 thousand dollars in reserves. The board approved the budget on a five to two vote Wednesday night, making only one amendment. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – A local state representative is working on legislation to address the reduction in state funds for films by allowing local communities to offer their own incentives. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council is considering ways to reduce future retiree benefit costs. Council has passed a resolution asking for proposed ordinance amendments to impact non-union employees hired after July 1. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – University of Michigan doctoral student Darshan Karwat committed himself to living a full year in a manner that would produce as little waste as possible. That year ended in March, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.