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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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About 350 people attended a town hall yesterday in Ypsilanti to address the U.S. Postal Service mail delivery issues in that area. 
 


They are both Hungarian. They are both powerful. And three decades ago, they both worked to topple communism in their homeland.

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Skunk Problem Solved After House Burns Down

Feb 23, 2018

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Last fall, a designer bag was featured at a fashion show. I think the best way to describe it may be grocery store chic.

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High schoolers, lawmakers, and concerned citizens held a rally at the state Capitol Thursday for changes to the state’s gun laws.


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All this week, we've heard the voices of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - survivors of the mass shooting there - calling for tighter gun control, like student Cameron Kasky.

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Jenn McKee

This week, Art and Soul is about the performing arts events happening around Washtenaw County.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry is joined by local writer, reviewer and blogger Jenn McKee and the co-creator of Ann Arbor's Pointless Brewery and Theatre Tori Tomalia.


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There was a beautiful moment at the Olympics last night that might have gone unnoticed. Two U.S. athletes won medals for the first time. But that is not the story, as NPR's Russell Lewis reports from Pyeongchang.

Take $3,500 and a one-way ticket to Africa by April, or face forced deportation or jail.

This is Israel's new plan for thousands of East African migrants, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan, who crossed the Sinai Desert into Israel over the last decade.

Parkland Mayor On Meeting With Trump

Feb 22, 2018

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Last night, Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, was killed at a Florida high school on Valentine's Day, was at a town hall. He confronted his senator, Republican Marco Rubio, who was talking about gun policy.

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Conservatives In The Age Of Trump

Feb 22, 2018

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11-Year-Old Summoned For Jury Duty

Feb 22, 2018

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Ever tried this excuse to get out of jury duty?

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LUKE FOX: I'm 11 years old.

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Radio Host Gives Birth On Air

Feb 22, 2018

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The Marvel film "Black Panther" has shaken the pop culture landscape to its core.  Among those leading the way in spreading the film's message is Ypsilanti artist Jermaine Dickerson.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly spoke with Dickerson about taking a group of Ypsilanti students to see the film, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign he started.


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Debbie Dingell

12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is hosting a special town hall meeting Thursday, February 22nd to discuss Ypsilanti's ongoing mail service issues.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry discussed the upcoming community meeting with the congresswoman.


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