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WEMU's All Things Considered local host is Lisa Barry who anchors all local news segments during the program.

NPR's All Things Considered paints the bigger picture with reports on the day's news, analysis of world events, and thoughtful commentary.

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An Eastern Michigan University professor is taking part in a 600 mile bicycle ride to help raise awareness for maternal/neonatal tetanus.

Ian Wojcik-Andrews started the ride last week in Indianapolis and made a stop at his home turf in Ypsilanti.

I took the opportunity to speak with him about his plan to ride from Indianapolis all the way to Toronto by June 23rd.

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The Ypsilanti Board of Education has asked the district to review more than a dozen teacher layoffs planned for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

President Obama has set a goal this year of taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees who have fled the devastating civil war in that country. This would be a large increase from previous years.

The latest State Department reports say just over 2,800 have come so far this year. Some activists describe it as a relatively slow start, but they say the Obama administration could reach its goal by year's end.

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Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland finally got a hearing in Washington on Wednesday. Not from the U.S. Senate, but from the fifth grade graduating class at J.O. Wilson Elementary School, where Garland has tutored students for 18 years.

His testimony, as it were, was in the form of a commencement address, and he was almost as emotional as he was at the White House when he was nominated for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

"You know, I like my job, but my favorite days are when I come to J.O. Wilson, and get high-fives walking down the hall," he began.

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Food safety became a huge concern when a man introduced hazardous chemicals to grocery stores in Washtenaw County in May.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Washtenaw County Environmental Health Director Kristen Schweighoefer about what to do if contaminated food becomes a serious problem.


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Ypsilanti City Council is set to approve a new budget next week.  

 

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A press conference was held at Eastern Michigan University over concerns of job cuts and food quality if the administration decides to privatize its dining services.

 


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Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor talks about local reaction to the Orlando Night Club attack.

He shares his personal statement on the impact and safety of the LGBT community:


In more and more countries, investors are paying the government for the privilege of owning its bonds. It's usually the other way around.

The yield on Germany's 10-year government bond fell into negative territory for the first time ever on Tuesday, as worries build that the United Kingdom could decide to leave the European Union next week.

The lawyer representing Uber drivers in the historic settlement — which could total as much as $100 million — is under attack. Critics and even the judge in the case say attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan may not be fighting hard enough, and that she may be accepting too little for the drivers. Liss-Riordan disagrees, and to prove her pure intentions, she is reducing her fees.

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The last couple of weeks have not been pretty.

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Faculty, staff, and students at Eastern Michigan University want to halt a plan to privatize dining services on campus.


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Governor Rick Snyder says the federal government has extended an order that allows truckers transporting fuel in Michigan to spend more time on the road.   

Musicians from across southeast Michigan will be in Ann Arbor tonight to pay tribute to the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.   

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Gordie Howe's family is opening the doors of Joe Louis Arena, allowing his adoring fans of their father to pay respects.  

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Researchers say a process similar to making carbonated soda water could become a weapon in the fight against Asian carp.  

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Beyonce has helped raise more than $82,000 for Flint residents who continue to deal with the city's lead-tainted water supply.  

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Reaction and support following the shooting that left 50 people dead inside a nightclub in Orlando is coming in many different forms in our area.   


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Eastern Michigan University is considering the possibility of selling its Kresge Environmental Center.  Some are not happy with the news.  


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The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida has left many LGBT communities across the country concerned after a gay nightclub was the target. 

 


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