Ypsilanti, MI – A record number of mortgage foreclosures in Michigan is underway. For many, the perception is that Washtenaw County manages to stay away from most of the economic troubles that plague other areas. County Treasurer Catherine McClary says it's time to put that notion aside. McClary spoke with WEMU's David Fair about help available to county homeowners facing mortgage or tax foreclosures. Click on the audio icon to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – A new report released by Environment Michigan finds that states with established renewable energy standards are getting both environmental and economic rewards. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the report from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Fresh off its first "initiatives for excellence" grant, the Ann Arbor Education Foundation will soon kick off its first annual fundraising campaign. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has given preliminary approval to an increase in water and sewer rates in the city. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the reasons for the increase, and objections to it, from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – The head of the National Collegiate Athletic Association says college sports add academic value to universities. N-C-A-A President Myles Brand visited Eastern Michigan University on Tuesday, and talked about academic reforms in college athletics. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – There's been a lot of rain in Washtenaw County in the past month, and the landscape is green, but earlier this summer, there were extended hot and dry periods, and the scenery was decidedly brown. Weather definitely impacts local agriculture, but was it as bad as it felt this summer? Click on the audio icon to find out on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring MSU Extension Service agriculture and natural resources educator, Ned Birkey.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's best-known street icon has passed away. "Shakey Jake" Woods died in his sleep Sunday night. He was 82. Jake was a fixture around Ann Arbor since the 1970's. He was known for wearing colorful suits, carrying a guitar he seldom played, and greeting people with the phrase "movin' on." Funeral services for Jake Woods are still pending as of this morning.
Ypsilanti, MI – For much of the past year, media coverage of Eastern Michigan University has focused on controversy, but that's beginning to change. EMU Executive vice-president Donald Loppnow joined WEMU's David Fair Thursday morning to talk about the university's efforts rebuild a positive image, and refocus on putting education first. Click on the audio icon to hear more.