Ypsilanti, MI – Issues of the Environment begins a series of interviews this week examining what automakers are really doing to be more environmentally responsible in building cars. This week's guest is Lora Herron, a materials engineer working in product development for General Motors. Click on the audio icon to hear more.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council wants more information before voting on the site plans and development agreements for a pair of housing projects. Council postponed votes on the 42 North and 601 Forest proposals Monday night. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Joshua Barclay, the proprietor of the 'Dream Farm', a renewable energy demonstration project you can find near Whitmore Lake.
Congressman John Dingell joined local State Representatives Alma Wheeler-Smith, Rebekkah Warren and Pam Byrnes in a show of support for less restrictive stem cell reseach legislation. The elected officials led a Thursday night fourm in Ann Arbor, during which they expressed support for a stem cell initiative that will appear on the November ballot. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.
Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins was back in studio Thursday morning with WEMU's David Fair. Each week, Dave and Russ discuss the movies opening in the area and some of the more pertinent news coming out of Hollywood. We call it, "Cinema Chat"
AS you well know, the Michigan Theater is best known as a film venue, but as Russ points out, some of the great theater it presents is Live and In Person!
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved a plan to sell off nearly 160-million dollars in Certificates of Participation. The Certificates will fully fund future retiree medical benefits. WEMU's Andrew Cluley covers the details found in the unanimously approved plan.
A third term was not in the cards for Washtenaw County Sheriff Dan Minzey. The incumbent Democrat lost his primary race to retired Sheriff's Deputy, Jerry Clayton. Clayton now faces Republican Dwayne Taylor in the November general election.
In other local races of interest: 2nd ward Ypsilanti City Councilman John Gawlas was upset in his primary race. Mike Bodary won the Democratic Primary and will be unchallenged in November, effectively winning the seat with Tuesday's win.