Ypsilanti, MI – The federal government is awarding Ann Arbor-based ArtTrain USA its highest honor for community service for museums and libraries. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's local Morning Edition host David Fair quit smoking back in early February, and has been smoke-free now for 283 days. Today is the American Cancer Society's annual 'Great American Smoke Out', and Dave talked with ACS Great Lakes Division Vice-President Vicki Rakowski to hopefully inspire other smokers to give quitting a try. Click on the audio icon to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President Dr. John Fallon stops by WEMU to bring us up to date on a number of issues impacting the university community. Click on the audio icon to hear the latest from WEMU.
Ann Arbor, MI – Results of middle school student and parent surveys about who should attend the Ann Arbor School district's new high school when it opens in 2008 have caused district officials to push back a decision on grade configurations. Wednesday night, Superintendent Todd Roberts recommended tht the school board not take action on the issue next month. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – A couple of large fights at Ann Arbor's Huron High School this fall have some parents concerned about perceptions of violence at the school. Huron High School PTO President Brad Chick told the school board Wednesday night that he wants them to support plans to add security cameras and improve communcations with parents. Board President Karen Cross acknowleged she's experienced communications breakdowns herself, but says that overall, Huron remains a great and safe school despite the incidents this fall.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University students have a new home away from home. The university officially opened the new, 40-point-five million dollar student center on Monday. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – When voters hit the polls Tuesday, a state house district that includes western Washtenaw County, part of Ann Arbor, and the city of Saline, could play a big role in Republican efforts to maintain control of the state house. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Andrew Cluley's report on the battle between incumbent Democrat Pam Byrnes and Republican challenger Shannon Brown in the 52nd state house district.
Ypsilanti, MI – They're doing something a little different at Ypsilanti's Adams Academy of Math, Science, and Technology this year. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Bob Eccles' report on a group of third and fourth grade boys participating in this pilot program.