Ypsilanti, MI – The north pole is a constantly moving and shifting sheet of ice and snow. What are scientists finding out and what's it really like to be there? Find out by clicking on the audio icon for this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor School District officials are celebrating reductions in the achievement gap for African American, economically disadvanted, and special education students in most MEAP test results. Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Geraldine Middleton says several efforts led to the higher scores for minority groups, but she says work still needs to be done, particularly in writing skills. Achievement gap reductions over the last three years came as overall MEAP scores increased.
Ypsilanti, MI – Public investiture ceremonies were held Friday for Eastern Michigan University's 21st President, Dr. John A. Fallon III. Click on the audio icon to hear President Fallon's remarks at the ceremonies.
Ypsilanti, MI – Should the Argo dam in Ann Arbor be removed from the Huron River? Many environmentalists say 'yes', but those who use the pond and adjacent parks for recreation are equally opposed to such a plan. It's the topic of this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Click on the audio icon for more.
Ypsilanti, MI – After years of budget cuts and service reductions, the city of Ypsilanti is still struggling to keep its budget balanced. Now, it looks like a city income tax proposal will go before city voters this fall. Eastern Michigan University political science professor Joe Ohren does a great deal of municipal consulting work in the state. He's been working with Ypsilanti on the income tax proposal, and discusses its pros and cons with WEMU's Bob Eccles. Click on the audio icon for more.
Ypsilanti, MI – This week, WEMU's Bob Eccles and Edward Jones investment representative Jeff Crause discuss some of the options auto industry workers have to stretch buyout dollars as far into the future as possible. Click on the audio icon to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's local Morning Edition host David Fair has now gone 50 days without tobacco. That's a major milestone, but the battle's not over yet. Each Monday during this community effort to encourage others to kick the habit as well, Dave talks with health professionals, and current and former smokers to get their advice, counsel, and experiences. Today, Dave talks with another of our own who's tried to quit, but hasn't quite done it yet. Click on the audio icon to hear more.