The road to recovery from drug abuse is never easy. Recently, Ypsilanti Township introduced a new program designed to make the road a little easier and a lot prettier. In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to Chelsea Brodfuehrer and Kristen Shea, who are involved in the new sobriety program appropriately named "A Fresh Start."
Sue Shink is hoping to garner your vote as a candidate for Washtenaw County Commissioner, District 2. This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer (**Editor's Note - a transcript was not provided by the candidate).
Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities have been busy with such matters as a lawsuit involving the Library Lot and upcoming school board elections. These are just a few of topics discussed in this week's "Civic Matters" with WEMU's Patrick Campion and the CivCity Initiative's Mary Morgan.
Many children across the country have incarcerated friends or relatives, especially in the juvenile detention system. Now, an Ypsilanti elementary school has launched a program to keep its students from entering that system themselves. In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly sit down with Erickson Elementary Principal Kelly Mickel and social worker Jody O'Bryan to discuss the school's new "Village Project."
The Ypsilanti Township corridors of Michigan Avenue and Ecorse Road has been struggling to keep local businesses up and running. Now, the township has pledged to revitalize the areas. In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to Clyde and Brandan Montgomery, co-owners of C&B Mortgage Solutions, and Khadija Wallace, who runs Joyful Treats Catering, about the revitalization effort.
Cinetopia 2018 rolls on, and there's a lot more going in the movie business as well. In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins talk about the latest Hollywood news and all of the new flicks hitting theaters this weekend.
After the Ypsilanti and Willow Run schools merged in 2013, there has no women's tennis team for the newly-created district. Now, the program has been revitalized and looking to compete again. In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly sit down with YCS varsity girls' tennis head coach Taryn Reid about the revived program.