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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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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri August 29, 2014

'Life Of Crime' Has Authentic Elmore Leonard Snap

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 12:20 pm

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Chicago's Gang Violence Limits Kids Mobility

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 9:41 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Michel Martin Recaps #BeyondFerguson

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 9:40 am

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WEMU News
8:05 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

EMU Resident Assistants Get Fire Safety Training

Ypsilanti Fire Captain Dan Cain shows an EMU Resident Assistant how to attack a small fire using a fire extinguisher.
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Most college students will be back in the classroom next week, and many have been moving into their dorm rooms over the last few days.  Even before that, the Resident Assistants who'll be watching over students in  Eastern Michigan University's dorms were on campus, getting ready.  Part of the preparation involved fire safety training, and the Ypsilanti Fire Department was on campus Thursday to help with that.

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Arts
9:03 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Cinema Chat: 'Land Ho!', 'The One I love', 'The November Man' And More

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There are plenty of film previews for you in this week's edition of Cinema Chat. But, the conversation begins with a discussion of the ongoing Venice Film Festival. 

WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins present this week's edition of Cinema Chat. 08/28/2014

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Animals
7:20 am
Thu August 28, 2014

China Accuses Panda Of Faking Pregnancies To Get Treats

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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Sports
6:40 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Jamaica Sets Its Sights On Winter Olympic Hockey Team

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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Around the Nation
5:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Ex-Assistant Pleads Guilty To Art Theft

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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Politics
5:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Get A Russian Mortgage, Get A Cat

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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WEMU News
7:41 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Ann Arbor Senior Center To Re-Open Next Month

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Repair work continues on the Ann Arbor Senior Center.

The center was closed earlier this month and its programs temporarily relocated when the building's drywall ceiling started separating from the rafters.

Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation manager Collin Smith says they should finish repairs soon and have the center reopened early next month.

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WEMU News
7:36 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Veterans Memorial Park Pool Re-Opens

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If you've been looking forward to one last cannon ball or belly flop at Veterans Memorial Park pool in Ann Arbor, now's your chance.

The city has completed repairs to the pool and it's been re-opened.  Problems with the filtration system kept the pool closed since Saturday.

Bill Meeks is the park's Recreation Supervisor. He says they'll be closing the pool for the season on Monday.

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Education
5:54 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Public Education Supporters To Rally In Ann Arbor Thursday Evening

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With most schools opening next week a group of parents, teachers, and other supporters of public education are holding a rally Thursday night in Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza.  The rally is designed to focus on the positives public schools bring to communities and the need for additional funding.

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on an education rally to take place Thursday evening in Ann Arbor.

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Community
4:24 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Washtenaw Officials Looking For Location For Winter Warming Center For Homeless Community

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It's still summer but some in Washtenaw County are already looking ahead to the challenges winter poses for the homeless community.  The Washtenaw Housing Alliance and the county's Office of Community and Economic Development are trying to find a location suitable to serve as a warming center for homeless people.

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the search for a warming center for Washtenaw County's homeless this winter.

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WEMU News
2:38 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

WISD: Ypsilanti Community Schools Busses Will Be Ready For First Day Of Classes

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With the start of classes just a few days away,  Ypsilanti Community Schools would still like to hire  five to seven more bus drivers.

 

The Washtenaw Intermediate School District handles transportation for Y-C-S students. 

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Environment
8:30 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Issues of the Environment: A2 TimeBank And Future Sustainability

Sharing and exchanging skills is not a new concept, but the A2 TimeBank hopes to corral locals into organizing into a true community resource, building for the future.  

  

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Europe
6:32 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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Around the Nation
6:22 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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Business
5:02 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Canadians Fret Merger With Burger King Will Change Tim Hortons

What's on the menu at Tim Hortons? Coffee and doughnuts --” and also sandwiches and pastries.
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Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 12:59 pm

Never heard of Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain that U.S. fast-food chain Burger King recently announced it was buying? In Canada, that's like asking an American, "What's Starbucks?"

The brand affectionately called Timmy's is everywhere in Canada. Tim Hortons has more than 3,000 stores across Canada as well as about 600 in the U.S.

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Research News
5:02 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Parking Behavior May Reflect Economic Drive

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Wed August 27, 2014

As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Boston Has Riskiest Drivers, According To Insurance Ranking

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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Today's last word in Business involves your car - or rather, your (imitating a Boston accent) car.

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WEMU News
8:31 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Ann Arbor Fire Stations Closing For Renovations

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Three of Ann Arbor's fire stations will be temporarily closed over the next two months.

Stations 3, 4 and 5 will each be closed for renovations, although only one will be closed at a time.

Assistant Fire Chief Ellen Taylor says each station should only be closed for a few days.

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WEMU News
8:25 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

YCUA Board To Consider Water, Sewer Rate Increases

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The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has hiked the rate it charges the Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority for water by 5.2 percent, and YCUA customers are being asked to help cover the increase.

The YCUA board Wednesday will consider water and sewer rate increases that are actually well below the 5 percent imposed by Detroit. 

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