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The WEMU Fall Pledge Drive is in the books, so let's unwind with a good movie!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater director of program operations Amanda Bynum about the movie business and all of the new films you can check out this weekend.


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Michigan is facing a new lawsuit over same-sex couple adoptions.  The ACLU says the state can’t let adoption agencies that take public money turn away same-sex couples.


Union Powers Limited After State Board Vote

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A state board voted yesterday to restrict state employee’s collective bargaining power.  Ahead of the meeting, hundreds of union workers gathered to protest.  


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Voters might have the chance to decide a pair of workers’ rights questions next year.


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Republicans in Lansing worked at a breakneck speed Tuesday to pass legislation that would allow politicians in Michigan to solicit campaign contributions on behalf of political action committees. 


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Hurricane Maria has made landfall in Puerto Rico. Officials say this could be the strongest hurricane ever to hit the U.S. territory, and that is unnerving even hurricane veterans on the island like Abel Mendez.

On The Ground In Puerto Rico

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Sen. Lankford On Closing Havana Embassy

Sep 20, 2017

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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking state Attorney General Bill Schuette for a formal ruling on whether it has the authority to extend housing and employment protections to gay, lesbian, and transgender people.  That’s after an attorney from his office torpedoed a proposal the commission was on the cusp of adopting. 


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The state pipeline safety board met for the first time Monday since it was revealed that Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline had lost some of its coating. 


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NFL fans right now are deeply divided, and it's not about which team is better.

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