Ypsilanti, MI – On Monday, March 2nd, Ann Arbor lost a great jazz spirit in pianist Rick Burgess, who opened The Del Rio restaurant and began the Sunday jam sessions in 1969. Later, Rick opened The Earle, which maintains its jazz policy to this day. Guitarist Jake Reichbart played at the Del Rio jam sessions and now performs at The Earle. He shared the Rick Burgess jazz story with Linda Yohn Thursday morning on WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring 52nd district State Representative Pam Byrnes, who chairs the state house tranportation committee, and is speaker pro tem of the state house.
Ann Arbor, MI – A west side Ann Arbor neighborhood recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of the city purchasing a ten acre wooded area for preservation as a natural area. The 'Friends of Dicken Woods' say they remain committed to maintaining and improving the woods. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Nearly all types of crime are down this school year at Eastern Michigan University and major crimes were lower throughout 2008 in the city of Ypsilanti. EMU hosted a safety and security forum Thursday. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring the new co-host of this series, Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak, and our special guest, the new President of the Michigan Environmental Council, Chris Kolb.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council is asking Governor Jennifer Granholm and state lawmakers to maintain current funding levels for the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.