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89.1 WEMU presents Morning Edition from NPR.  David Fair, WEMU News Director,  keeps you up to date on all the latest news, traffic and weather in your neighborhood.  

NPR brings you news from around the country and the world.  Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne take you around the globe for the stories you'll be talking about all day.  While they are out traveling, David Greene can be heard as regular substitute host. 

WEMU features include Green Room, Issues of the Environment and Cinema Chat.  Heard regularly on Morning Edition are some of the most familiar voices including news analyst Cokie Roberts and sport commentator Frank Deford as well as the special series StoryCorps, which travels the country recording America's oral history.

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The elimination of four sports programs at Eastern Michigan University was a controversial topic during the university's Board of Regents meeting Friday afternoon.  Over 150 people attended and overflow rooms were used. 

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A Baby On The Senate Floor

Apr 20, 2018

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There was a fresh new face on the Senate floor this week.

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Yeah. Let's explain here. Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth made history last week when she became the first senator to give birth while in office.

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The Comey memos are now out in the open. These are the contemporaneous notes that the former FBI director took after each of his interactions with President Trump. That's something Comey discussed in his public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last June.

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School safety measures are being debated in Lansing as students grow more vocal in demanding protections from gun violence.  And the race to become Michigan's next governor is heating up in both the Republican and Democratic parties.  Get an insider's look and the latest information in this week's edition of 89.1 WEMU's new feature, 'The State of Politics.' 


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Whether you use it yourself of know someone who does, the use of medical marijuana in Michigan continues to grow and evolve.

We recently shared a Hidden In Plain Sight feature about what it’s like inside the dozen or so medical marijuana dispensaries around Washtenaw County.  Now, 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry talks to some patients and an Ann Arbor doctor who’ve seen or experienced first hand the benefits of using medical marijuana.


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Earth Day will be observed on Sunday, April 22, and there's an annual festival taking place in Ann Arbor.


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The largest teacher job fair in Michigan is taking place today on the Eastern Michigan University campus.


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Thousands of students across the country will walk out of school today, which marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.  Students in Washtenaw County will participate. 


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State lawmakers continued to push work requirements for Medicaid recipients through the Legislature.  The bill was voted out of committee Wednesday, and it passed a full Senate vote the next day.


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A state licensing board has given a preliminary go-ahead to nine companies that want to go into the medical marijuana business.  It’s a slow start with hundreds of applications pending.


Dog's Cancer Was Teddy Bears

Apr 20, 2018

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We are getting a firsthand look at the memos that former FBI Director James Comey wrote after meetings he had with President Trump.

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Pruitt's Possible Ethics Violations

Apr 20, 2018

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Couple Has 14 Kids — All Boys

Apr 20, 2018

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This week, Art and Soul is about living a self-aware, well-balanced life with hope and happiness.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Ann Arbor business leader and author Peter Morville.  Lisa and Peter see how their starkly different work experiences can merge into one healthy perspective offering balance and hope and a sense of well-being.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new films coming to your local movie house this weekend.


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Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin On Pompeo

Apr 19, 2018

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo is not confirmed as secretary of state but is doing some diplomacy. President Trump spoke yesterday of Pompeo's previously secret mission to clear the way for a summit with North Korea's leader.

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Sterilization is one of methods the City of Ann Arbor uses to help control the urban deer population. That could change.  The Michigan House of Representatives has approved a bill that could impact the city's deer management program.  


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A state Senate committee debated the merits of making people work for their Medicaid benefits.  The committee passed that bill Wednesday.


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