Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's expanded Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Earle is the National Geographic Explorer in Residence and founder of Mission Blue. She's also the past chief scientist for NOAA, and she's coming to Ann Arbor January 26.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County Administrator Verna McDaniel is predicting a nearly 13 million dollar budget shortfall in 2012, and a 21 million dollar deficit in 2013. McDaniel gave county commissioners her financial state of the county presentation Wednesday night. Here more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has again delayed a vote on a medical marijuana business license ordinance. Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to postpone a decision on the issue, and voted to extend a moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses through the end of March. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Chair of Brown University's Africana Studies department says an important part of Martin Luther King's message is the fact we are all tied together with a mutual destiny. Tricia Rose gave the keynote address Monday at EMU's MLK day celebration. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber doesn't like the idea of further cuts in state revenue sharing. The city depends on that money to provide vital services, such as police and fire protection. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council wants to tweak legislation to regulate medical marijuana before voting on it. That means it'll be February first at the earliest before the issue again appears on council's agenda. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Jennifer Canvasser, the Environmental Health Organizer for the Ecology Center, and Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health.