Ann Arbor, MI – A local official says he does not have much confidence that Michigan lawmakers will act quickly to address unfunded mandates outlined in a new state report. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Area colleges students may have noticed a spike in blood drives on their campuses over the past few years.
There's a reason for that.
Blood drives at the big three auto plants no longer yield big results, says Gerry Abejuro, regional representative for the American Red Cross. Job losses caused by poor economic conditions have caused that significant donor group to dry up. Now, the Red Cross is reaching out to other populations.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. The topic is permaculture, and this week's guest is Nathan Ayers. He's the founder of the Burns Park Green Energy Association, and co-founder of Transition Ann Arbor.
Ypsilantni, MI – Award-winning screenwriter Sterling Anderson will address Eastern Michigan University students this afternoon. He's written scripts for television's "Medium" and "The Unit". He's writing the upcoming remake of "Superfly". Sterling Anderson talked about his craft this morning with WEMU's David Fair. Click to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – Major building projects and continuing budget issues are among a variety of items discussed by Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin in this interview with WEMU's David Fair. Click to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – Representatives of a number of federal agencies described efforts to keep Asian carp out of the great lakes at the Eagle Crest Conference Center on Wednesday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's board of commissioners wants to establish new priorities to deal with the financial challenges the county is now facing. However, at its meeting Wednesday night, commissioners sent an outline of the priority developing process back to the drawing board. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.