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Back in August of 2017, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners agreed, in principle, to sell a county-owned parcel of land in Ann Arbor for a development to be known as, "Verdian at County Farm."  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's Patrick Campion speaks to Washtenaw County Commissioner Conan Smith about how this project will affect Washtenaw County's overall sustainability.


EMU Eagles / Eastern Michigan University

From EMUEagles.com: The Eastern Michigan University football team battled hard, but ultimately fell in a 24-20 defeat to the University of Kentucky Saturday evening, Sept. 30, at Kroger Field. EMU and UK were deadlocked at 14 going into the half, but the Eagles were unable to overcome second half miscues in the four-point loss. 

Eastern's (2-2, 0-1 MAC) defense carried the day for the fourth consecutive game, limiting UK's (4-1, 1-1 SEC) offense to 228 yards of total offense, including just 53 on the ground. The Eagles actually out-gained the Wildcats by a final tally of 312-228.

Doog Coombe / Concentrate Media

Each week, WEMU is sitting down with Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media to discuss their latest work on the "On The Ground Ypsilanti" project.  Today, the focus is on the folks who are helping Ypsilanti's Depot Town prosper, including Ollie Food and Spirits owner, Mark Teachout. 

Eastern Michigan University Athletics

From EMUEagles.com: The Eastern Michigan University football team fell in double overtime to Mid-American Conference East Division favorite Ohio University, 27-20, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, at "The Factory" inside Rynearson Stadium. It was the first multi-overtime game for EMU since a four-overtime affair in 2004.

Eastern Michigan University

On this week's "Focus on EMU," Patrick Campion sat down with Student Body President, Miles Payne, to talk about how the platform he ran on is being translated to action in the new school year.  For more information about how you can be involved in Student Government activities, visit their web site.


YCS @ Work Program
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Each week, WEMU is sitting down with Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media to discuss their latest work on the "On The Ground Ypsilanti" project.

Today the conversation is about a program within the Ypsilanti Community Schools, YCS @ Work, which for the last two years has been partnering high school students internship opportunities that align with their career interests with the goal of exposing students to different careers and posibilities. Patrick Campion chats with OTG's  Brianna Kelly and Kharena Keith,  YCS' coordinator of Wellness and Community partnerships.


Eastern Michigan University Athletics

From EMUEagles.com: The Eastern Michigan University football team completed its first win over a 'Power 5' opponent in program history with a heart-pounding 16-13 victory over Rutgers University Saturday evening, Sept. 9, at High Point Solutions Stadium. With the win, EMU snatched its first win over a Big Ten Conference opponent in 39 tries, and moved to 2-0 on the season for the first time since 2011.  

Eastern Michigan University

During halftime of Eastern Michigan University football games, we take a moment to shine a light on the people, places and things that are enacting positive change in and around EMU's campus community.  This week we talked with EMU's VP for Communications, Walter Kraft, about the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign and Eastern's take on it.  


Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and about all of the films you catch on the silver screen this weekend!


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

89.1 WEMU has forged a new partnership with Concentrate Ann Arbor to highlight some of the positive things taking place in Ypsilanti. The sponsored news and feature series from SecondWave Media is called, "On the Ground Ypsi." 

 

Doug Coombe / Concentrate Ann Arbor

89.1 WEMU has forged a new partnership with Concentrate Ann Arbor to highlight some of the positive things taking place in Ypsilanti. The sponsored-project from SecondWave Media is called, "On the Ground Ypsi." WEMU Program Director Patrick Campion will visit with project reporter Brianna Kelly to discuss her observations and interactions while, "On the Ground" in Ypsilanti. 


Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the new and returning films playing at your local movie house this weekend.  Plus, Russ gives an update on the State Theatre renovation project.


Michigan Theater
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It is officially summertime, which means longer days, outdoor activities, and air-conditioned movie theaters.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater spokesperson Amanda Bynum about the movie business and all of the films opening in theaters this weekend.


Michigan Theater
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This year's Cinetopia Festival is in the books, but there's still plenty going on in the world of film.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the films heading to the silver screen this weekend.


Rolanda Taylor

During the Winter 2017 semester, students in Professor Sadaf Ali's CTAT 334 class at Eastern Michigan University were given the option of reporting on something of interest to them and our community for 89.1 WEMU.  Rolanda Taylor chose the topic "Girls Group: Takes action over words to make a difference in young girl’s lives."  Here is her report.

WEMU MAB Awards
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The Michigan Association of Broadcasters presented WEMU with eight awards last night at the annual Broadcast Excellence Awards event.  This record breaking number of awards for the station came just days after receiving news that WEMU had registered the largest total audience estimate in the station's history.

EMU
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Eastern Michigan University's President, Dr. James Smith, sent an email to all EMU students and employees reiterating the message that "The University will continue to support international students without regard to their immigration status." A similar message was sent out by University of Michigan's President Saturday. The full text of Dr. Smith's message can be found below:

Michigan Theater
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The 2017 Golden Globes have been handed out, so let's celebrate the victors with a good movie!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and the flicks coming to the silver screen this weekend.


An early morning fire at University Green Apartments in Ypsilanti appears to have been caused by candles that were left lit after residents went to sleep.  Eastern Michigan University officials confirm that students have been affected by this fire; two were injured, a few were treated for smoke inhalation, and a handful have been displaced as the buildings have been evacuated.  

Michigan Theater
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The Michigan Theater marks 89 years today, so let's celebrate with a good flick.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the films coming to the big screen this weekend.


Haley Moraniec / Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University students who face food insecurity have a resource, right on campus, that they can turn to.  Swoop's Student Food Pantry was created to "provide EMU students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively affect well-being and college success."  The Pantry recently moved and expanded.  


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King Hall, the site of last week's racist graffiti message, played host to an event devoted to unity, diversity, and hope.  The students and staff of the Early College Alliance, whose offices are in King Hall, gathered to ask questions, alleviate concerns, and put forth the message that hate is not a part of the EMU community.  WEMU was there to speak with the students and staff about how they've been dealing with a climate of fear and uncertainty that has been created by these acts of hateful cowardice.


Patrick Campion / 89.1 WEMU

It's been over a week since racist graffiti was found in several locations on the Eastern Michigan University campus.  

The campus is home to the Early College Alliance, where high school students can earn college credit.  ECA organized a "unity in the community" event Thursday to unite against the recent incident outside King Hall, where the program is located.

Benita Goldman

Dr. Sadaf Ali took a group of Eastern Michigan University students to London.  The goal was to have them experience, first hand, how media organizations there approach journalism and social media.  They accomplished this by immersing themselves in the media rich environment of London.  Dr. Ali and her student, Valerie Hopkins, stopped by the WEMU studios to share their thoughts and memories of the trip.


Kevin Jardine

Kevin Jardine is running to represent Michigan's 54th District in the State House.  This is Kevin's submission to the WEMU "Soapbox Summer" series.


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