Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials are hoping they'll get funding to replace the Stadium Street bridges over State Street and the railroad tracks sometime in 2010. They're also hoping the old bridges will remain in operation until then. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Conerns about the future of the Leslie Science Center and Mack pool highlighted a public hearing Monday night on Ann Arbor's proposed city budget. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – For the past year, a diverse group of people in Washtenaw County has been responding to raids by Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement (ICE) agents and local law enforcement agencies. The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights marked it's one-year anniversary on Sunday. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Controlling and preserving Michigan's wetlands is the topic for this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Lisa Wozniak, and special guest Marc Smith, the State Policy Manager for the National Wildlife Federation. Click on the audio icon above to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – Hundreds of Michigan families who have autistic children rallied at the state capitol this week, demanding that insurance companies cover treatments for autism. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the head of the Parks and Recreation Division of the State Department of Natural Resources, Ron Olson. Olson was Ann Arbor's Superintendent of Parks for 20 years, and an assistant city manager.
Ypsilanti, MI – The lousy economy and corresponding drop in advertising revenue has been a killer for newspapers like the Ann Arbor News, but it hasn't been easy for weekly news magazines, like Newsweek, either. Newsweek Chairman Richard Smith will address Eastern Michigan University students during Sunday morning's commencement. Hear more on where Smith thinks the news business is headed in this interview with WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – National Public Radio's 'Morning Edition' co-host Steve Inskeep spent the past week reporting from Detroit on the future of the motor city, and the state of Michigan. Friday morning, he spoke with WEMU's David Fair about what he's learned along the way. Click on the audio icon to hear more.