Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor company that changed its name because somebody called looking for a big and tall clothing store may play a big role in keeping U-S soldiers safe. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on a four-million dollar grant for the development of transparent armor:
Ypsilanti – Eastern Michigan opens its football season Thursday night against a Cincinnati team that returns just eight starters. But the biggest unknown for head coach Jeff Genyk is actually his own defense.
"With eight new (defensive) starters, we're thinking a lot more about us than them," Genyk said Monday at his weekly media conference. "We're probably going to have more mental errors than we've ever had. But we have to play fast. We are significantly faster and more athletic (on defense) than we were last year."
Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor, MI – Classes resume today in the Ann Arbor school district. Students return to Ypsilanti school classrooms tomorrow. In Ann Arbor, a major shakeup of school principals greets students, while in Ypsilanti, schools-of-choice plays a major role in bolstering enrollment even as two schools are shuttered. Click on the audio icon for back to back reports from WEMU's Andrew Cluley and Bob Eccles:
Ann Arbor, MI – The five candidates vying to fill out the remainder of Kim Groome's term on Ann Arbor's city council were interviewed by council members Thursday night. Click on the audio icon to hear details from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County has undertaken a massive effort to make its aging government buildings more energy efficient. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – For the third year in a row, Eastern Michigan University has been named one of the best colleges in the midwest. Click on the audio icon to hear details of the designation from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ypsilanti, MI – He's spent his entire life working to bring peace to India and the world. S.N Subba Rao works especially with young people to get them involved in making the world a more peaceful place. Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with S.N Subba Rao on WEMU.