WEMU Local
1:08 pm
Thu May 28, 2009

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
3:55 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

Ann Arbor Schools to Try Out Hybrid Bus

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district will likely have a hybrid school bus in the fall, thanks to a grant from D-T-E Energy Ventures. The grant is expected to be approved by the school board tonight. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:23 am
Wed May 27, 2009

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Tonight, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to Pall Life Sciences' dioxane cleanup plan, even as an underground dioxane plume continues to spread around Scio Township and the west side of Ann Arbor. Hear more on the long-running cleanup controversy in this week's Issues of the Enviroment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Wed May 27, 2009

Wheeler-Smith Backs Progressive Income Tax

Ypsilanti, MI – 54th district State Representative Alma Wheeler-Smith is running for Governor, and says one way to generate more revenue for the state is to change from a flat income tax to a progressive tax. Hear more in this interview with WEMU's David Fair.

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Tue May 26, 2009

Lawmakers Renew Smoking Ban Effort

Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan house is working on legislation to ban smoking in workplaces, but there's a long way to go before legislation reaches the Governor's desk. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:50 am
Fri May 22, 2009

City May Officially Authorize Traditional Outdoor Sales

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials are looking into adding a special use permit to some commercial property zoning to allow outdoor sales that have apparently been occurring illegally for years. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:47 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Public Art to Bolster Arts Funding

Ann Arbor, MI – With funding to the arts declining, arts supporters in Ann Arbor say the community's public arts effort is even more important. The Ann Arbor Public Arts Commission held an open house on Thursday. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:18 am
Thu May 21, 2009

Groups Oppose Dioxane Cleanup Plan Revisions

Scio Township, MI – Some government officials and citizens groups are concerned that a proposal to change the Pall Life Sciences 1-4 Dioxane cleanup plan threatens the source of 80 percent of Ann Arbor's drinking water. The Coalition for Action on Mediation of Dioxane held it's annual update meeting Wednesday night. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Thu May 21, 2009

UM Lifts Mexico Travel Ban

Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan's restrictions on travel to Mexico have been lifted. The travel rules were eased when it became clear the outbreak of swine flu wasn't any more dangerous than a normal flu outbreak. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:03 am
Thu May 21, 2009

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – You have lots of cinematic choices for your weekend. Hear about them all in this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring Michigan Theater Executive Director, Russ Collins.

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