Ypsilanti, MI – Art Fairs, movies, and special honors for the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Theater executive director Russ Collins is in Hollywood, hoping to accept a big award. Click on the audio icon to hear more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – Each Monday afternoon during All Things Considered, WEMU's Bob Eccles discusses financial investments with Jeff Crause of Edward Jones in Ann Arbor. This week, the topic is investing for future college costs. Click on the audio icon for more.
Ann Arbor, MI – Downtown development strategies from the Calthorpe report will be in place more quickly than originally anticipated. Ann Arbor's city council has approved revisions in the work plan that could cut six months to a year off the timeline. When finished, the plan will create special overlay zoning districts, streamline the development process, create essential design standards, and clarify historic district criteria. Public input is still being sought as the plan progresses.
Ypsilanti, MI – If the Michigan legislature fails to act by midnight Saturday, voters will decide the k-16 education funding proposal in November. The proposal would require annual funding increases for local schools, community colleges, and state universities equal to or greater than the rate of inflation. Click on the audio icon to hear local opposition and support for the measure, featuring Ypsilanti Township Supervisor RuthAnn Jamnick, and Ypsilanti Schools Superintendent James Hawkins.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this month's Friday Focus on the Environment, featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and special guest, David Sandalow. Sandalow is a 1974 graduate of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. He served as Deputy Secretary of State for Environment and Science in the Clinton administration. He's now Director of the Environment and Energy Project at the Brookings Institution. The topic this month is global warming.