Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district has a new Deputy Superintendent of Operations. The school board Wednesday night approved the hiring of Flint Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Robert Allen. Allen says the district faces the same financial challenges other districts face with state support not likely to increase dramatically. Allen is an Eastern Michigan University graduate and worked for EMU in the 1990's as Director of Student Services.
Ypsilanti, MI – Fall is the time of year many people treat their lawns to remain strong and healthy through the winter months, hoping to see the benefits the following spring. However, some lawn products are major polluters of local waterways, and should be avoided. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Ann Arbor Environmental Coordinator Matt Naud.
Ypsilanti, MI – On this week's Monday Money report, WEMU's Bob Eccles disusses the value and future of Ford Motor Company stock with Edward Jones investment advisor Jeff Crause. Click on the audio icon for the latest advice.
Ypsilanti, MI – Project Vote Smart has asked candidates for major offices across Michigan to take its National Political Awareness Test. The candidates had most of the summer to respond, and the deadline for responses is today. On Tuesday, WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Project Vote Smart's Rachel Pagliaocca. Click on the audio icon to find out more about the National Political Awareness Test, Project Vote Smart, and how you can find out how your U-S House and Senate candidates stand on crucial issues.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board has approved a resolution supporting Proposal Five on Michigan's November ballot. The proposal would guarentee a certain level of state funding for education. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.