Ypsilanti, MI – State officials say Michigan needs another coal-fired power plant to meet increasing energy needs. Meanwhile, DTE Energy is making initial plans for another nuclear power plant to meet power demands. Neither idea sits well with environmentalists. You'll hear from them next week. Today, get the industry side of the debate on Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's Board of Education held the first of two public hearings Monday night on the district's proposed reproductive health curriculum. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – The fourth-annual 'Gift of Life University Challenge' organ donation campaign is underway. Public universities in Michigan are competing to see who can get the greatest number of people to register for organ donation. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the effort at Eastern Michigan University with WEMU's David Fair, and his special guest, EMU graduate assistant Leah Howell.
Ypsilanti, MI – Investigators are working to find out what caused a fire that claimed the lives of three young children Thursday afternoon in Ypsilanti. Click on the audio icon for more on this tragic story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this month's Friday Focus on the Environment, discussing global warming and its regional as well as world-wide impacts, and featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and NOAA laboratory scientist Dr. Brent Lofgren
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has gone on record asking the state to help it pay for providing fire protection to the Eastern Michigan University campus. A resolution seeking the funding was approved by council Tuesday night. Council member Brian Filipiak says the service provided to EMU goes beyond fire protection by including training and workshops for different groups on campus. He says it's important that the city be fully compensated for those efforts.