Ypsilanti, MI – The last week of February has been declared 'Invasive Weed Awareness Week'. Click on the audio icon to learn more about the environmental dangers posed by these 'foreign' plants. It's this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the manager of Natural Areas Preservation for the city of Ann Arbor, Dave Borneman.
Ypsilanti, MI – More than 100 people turned out for Monday night's Ypsilanti City Council meeting to speak at a public hearing on the proposed re-zoning of the Cross Stree area near the Eastern Michigan University campus. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – With the help of local and state health professionals, WEMU's local Morning Edition host David Fair is spearheading a very public campaign to quit smoking, and invites all smokers to join in the program. Click on the audio icon for day two of the campaign as Dave talks with Vicki Rakowski of the American Cancer Society about the difficulties, and benefits, of quitting the nicotine habit.
Ypsilanti, MI – In 2000, Eastern Michigan University's women's basketball team came within one basket of winning the Mid-American Conference championship. Click on the audio icon for Brian Nemerovski's look back at steller team and individual performances in the championship game.
Ypsilanti, MI – To some, it seemed like the game would never end. To Eastern Michigan University football fans, it was one of the best games ever played. Click on the audio icon for part three of Great Moments in EMU Sports, recalling the 2004 Eastern Michigan - Central Michigan football game at Ford Field in Detroit.
Ypsilanti, MI – As part of WEMU's continuing 40th anniversary celebration, we've dug into the audio archives to re-live some of the greatest moments in Eastern Michigan University sports history. In part two of this series, the greatest moment in EMU football history, the 1987 victory in the California Bowl. Click on the audio icon to hear more from that day, and the remembrances of some of those for whom the victory is still sweet.
Ypsilanti, MI – In the mid 1990's, Eastern Michigan University's men's basketball program became a force to be reckoned with, and gained national attention in N-C-A-A tournaments. Click on the audio icon for a look back at one of the team's greatest runs toward a national championship.
Ypsilanti, MI – Much has been made of the fact that Super Bowl 40 in Detroit is a homecoming for Pittsburgh Steelers' running back Jerome Bettis. While Bettis has been the biggest cheerleader for Detroit, he's far from the only Steeler with connections to Detroit and Michigan. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the many Steelers who are familiar to Michigan football fans, in this report from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.