Ypsilanti, MI – You don't have to be a pinball wizard to enjoy the artwork that accompanied the sounds of the classic games many considered a "time waster for teens" in days gone by. The art of pinball is now on display at Eastern Michigan University's Ford Gallery. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on pinball art and history.
Ypsilanti, MI – Today's First Friday Focus on the Environment examines the state's natural resources trust fund and the fight to prevent oil and gas drilling on state lands. Click on the audio icon to hear this month's conversation.
Ypsilanti, MI – The new chair of the state house higher education committee last week said he supports Governor Granholm's goal of doubling the number of college graduates in Michigan within ten years. However, republican Lorence Wenke says the state's public colleges and universities could face further reductions in state aid as lawmakers try to reduce spending. Eastern Michigan University has already cut its budget by millions of dollars. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on EMU's financial future.
Ann Arbor, MI – Formerly called the Ann Arbor Committee for Peace, members of the group now called Peacworks gathered at Arbor Brewing last night to watch and jeer President Bush's State of the Union address. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report.
Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti has few options to expand its tax base. It can't annex property in adjacent townships to expand city borders and increase property tax revenues. Now, officials are looking further into the possibility of levying a city income tax. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on last night's city council action.
The top 25 new and reissued jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs played on WEMU January 24-30, 2005.
Following are the 25 most-played new and reissued jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs on 89.1 from January 24th through 30th. The number in the parentheses indicates how many times a disc was played.