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Lisa Barry

Host, All Things Considered

Lisa Barry is a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU. Contact her at 734.487.3363, on twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her lbarryma@emich.edu

Most recently a reporter with Detroit’s WJR-AM, Lisa Barry is a lifelong metro Detroiter with a wealth of broadcast experience.  She began her career covering the Michigan Governor’s Office and State Capitol in Lansing and continued on to stints with Detroit stations WXYT and WNIC in addition to WJR.  She is a seasoned interviewer whose resume includes conversations with U.S. Presidents, celebrities, and medical professionals.  Lisa has won numerous awards; among them the prestigious ‘Outstanding Woman in Communications,’ bestowed annually by the American Women in Radio and TV Association of Metro Detroit.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff
Courtesy Photo / ewashtenaw.org

Voters in Washtenaw County are deciding a millage renewal today. 


M-14
Courtesy Photo / MDOT

You may have seen the signs posted on your commute, but a major local freeway closure begins tonight. 


Lisa Barry

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says community engagement and a thoughtful response are what is needed to deal with the issues they face in the county.

He said people may not want to acknowledge it, but there is a heroin epidemic throughout the entire county.

His deputies have saved 15 lives since they began carrying a drug that reverses the effects of an overdose since last summer.

Sheriff Clayton says mental health issues are also a challenge his department has to deal with.

He says they have partnered with community mental health experts and established crisis intervention programs so there are options for people dealing with a mental health problem.

He also spoke about an emergency communications millage renewal that will be on the local ballot for the March 8th election.

He is urging approval of the ballot question and said it enhances the infrastructure of first responders and improves the way they deal with crime and emergency situations.

Ann Arbor Planning Commission

A community bath house is expected to move one step closer tonight to opening in Ann Arbor.  


Stuart Collins / Pet City Pets

A male Yorkie-Poo puppy, valued at $700, was stolen from an Ypsilanti Township pet store, and the story is gaining national attention.

New County Plow Truck
Jim Harmon

With snow pummeling Washtenaw County, area roadways proved quite treacherous. As of 4:45 P.M., Washtenaw County saw anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of snow, with up to another 5 before the storm ends.


Fulbright
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

With five from Eastern Michigan University awarded Fulbright grants for 2015-16, the University now has more Fulbright scholars than any other Master's degree granting university in the nation.

Chris Hughes
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The co-founder of the world's largest social networking site is speaking at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business today.


University of Michigan Health Service

Several hundred students sought treatment at the University of Michigan this week for what has now been confirmed as the norovirus by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

U of M's chief health officer Dr. Robert Winfield told WEMU'S Lisa Barry that at least 200 students have reported symptoms and suspects the number of infected students to be much higher.


Debbie Dingell
U.S. House of Representatives / house.gov

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell gave her now annual "state of the district" address at an Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber luncheon Thursday.


Randy Mascharka / Eastern Michigan University

A crowd of over 9,000 people gave a big welcome to Bernie Sanders at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  The presidential hopeful addressed the medical issues some Flint residents are having because of the water contamination.  Sanders wants Snyder to resign.


Bernie Sanders
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Bernie Sanders brings his bid for the presidency to Ypsilanti today. 

  ve In Rally at Eastern Michigan University."  The event begins at 2:30 this afternoon at the EMU Convocation Center and is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 12:30 pm. The Sanders campaign is asking those planning to attend to RSVP.  You can do so here.

Lisa Barry

Beginning next Fall, Eastern Michigan University will begin offering a four-year program in "fermentation science"  as either a major or minor.


WEMU

Art and Soul is a monthly review of visual arts activities around Washtenaw County with Lisa Barry and Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center.


Denist Washtenaw
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

It's been nearly a year since the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic for low income and uninsured patients opened for business in Ypsilanti.


Sexual Assault Protester
Women's eNews / flickr.com

Today begins "Sexual Assault Prevention Week" on the Eastern Michigan University campus.


Michael Finney
Edward Vielmetti / localwiki.org/ann-arbor

The former president and CEO of Ann Arbor Spark has a new position now-- finding jobs for the mostly unemployable.


Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor school district was included in a number of social media threats made to schools across the country.

Ann Arbor School Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift said they take such threats very seriously and are working with local law enforcement officials and have established emergency procedures as a precaution:
 

Rape U-M
Creative Commons / ANdrewHorne

Despite increased efforts at the University of Michigan to deal with sexual assaults on campus, there's been an increase in the number of incidents.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department has its first ever dog on the force.  "Nitro" is a 75 pound Belgian Malinois that will turn 2 years old in April.

Nitro lives with and is trained by EMU police officer Bridget Bofysil.  She says he eats a raw diet of meat, organ and bone.  He is trained primarily in explosive detection but can also help in other searches. 

More than 50 local restaurants are coming together this week to celebrate Ann Arbor Restaurant Week.

It's a twice-a-year celebration of Ann Arbor's dining scene in which participating businesses offer meals at fixed prices as a way to attract customers and encourage more residents to sample local cuisine.


United States Senate

U.S. Senator Gary Peters from Michigan honors the life and legacy of a true American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He also shares the latest on the Flint water crisis and what he hopes to hear from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in his State Of The State address.


Washtenaw County Seal
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

Washtenaw County officials are narrowing down their search for a new county administrator.


EMU Practice Facility
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

The recently re-inflated indoor practice dome at Eastern Michigan University has a new problem.


Ann Arbor Art Center

Art and Soul is a monthly review of visual arts activities around Washtenaw County with Lisa Barry and Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Included in the discussion is an upcoming event called, "GIG The Art of Michigan Music," an event featuring concert photography, GIG posters and shirt designs at the Ann Arbor Art Center.

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