WEMU Local
2:39 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Cinema Chat for 5/6/10

Ypsilanti, MI – Mother's Day is right around the corner, and you may be looking to do something a little more special than picking up some flowers and making breakfast in bed. How about taking Mom to a movie? WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins cover the options available this weekend as part of Cinema Chat. First, they open with some movie news.

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WEMU Local
2:29 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Ann Arbor DDA Approves Transfer of $2 Million To City

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority has approved plans to transfer $2 million to the city to help with the 2011 fiscal year budget. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the seven-to-four vote.

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WEMU Local
2:27 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

U-of-M's Ford School To Study Effectiveness Of Michigan Merit Curriculum

Ann Arbor, MI – The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan will lead a study on the effectiveness of the Michigan Merit Curriculum and the Michigan Promise scholarship program. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

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WEMU Local
2:23 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Local Community College Eyes Lansing Budget Negotiations

Ypsilanti, MI – The President of Washtenaw Community College is keeping an eye on budget talks in Lansing, where one plan would keep funding for community colleges at current levels, and another would trim funding by three percent. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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WEMU Local
2:37 pm
Wed May 5, 2010

Ypsilanti's Downtown Farmers Market Opens In New Location

Ypsilanti, MI – Opening day at Ypsilanti's downtown Farmers Market was busy thanks to nice weather, more vendors and a new location. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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WEMU Local
3:10 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Argo Dam Headrace Agreement Reached

Ann Arbor, MI – The city of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment have reached an agreement on the Argo Dam headrace. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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WEMU Local
1:58 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Issues of the Environment for May 3, 2010

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair speaks with a local health expert about the new smoking ban in Michigan in Issues of the Environment for May 3, 2010.

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WEMU Local
1:54 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Concerned Ann Arbor Residents Speak On Proposed Budget

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor residents concerned about possible cuts to public safety and human services spoke at a hearing on the city's proposed 2011 fiscal year budget. We have more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
1:51 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Collaboration Provides Books for Kids

Ypsilanti, MI – A collaborative effort involving several Washtenaw County agencies and the Dolly Parton Foundation will make every child in two local zip codes eligible for a free book each month until age five. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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WEMU Local
1:08 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Smoking Ban

Ann Arbor – Michigan's ban on smoking in bars and restaurants goes into effect tomorrow. WEMU's Andrew Cluley takes a look at what several Ann Arbor establishments are expecting.

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