Ypsilanti, MI – This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment on WEMU discusses the renewed interest in mining in Michigan. David Fair talks with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Deputy Director Skip Pruss, and Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack about the urgent need for regulatory legislation during the state legislature's lame duck session. Click on the audio icon to hear more:
YPSILANTI – The search for a new president for Eastern Michigan University is making significant progress, but there's criticism from the school's faculty union. Click on the audio icon for the latest update from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:
Ann Arbor, MI – Research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown promise in the use of computers to help doctors diagnose lung cancer. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – By a four to three vote last night, the Ypsilanti School Board included all board members on its new negotiating team, except trustees Jeff Fulton and Kim Hoppe. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – A group of Native Americans says Ypsilanti Public Schools need to get rid of the Braves logo because it's racist and insensitive to Native Americans. School Board President Andy Fanta says that early next month, a new 10-member committee will be created to look at the issue. The group demanding the change says it needs to be made because the school district would never use other racial or ethnic groups as a logo.