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Amtrak
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With the Thanksgiving Day holiday a few days away, it's the busiest travel week of the year.  Local Amtrak train service will be at max capacity.


Ann Arbor
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A big construction project started today in Ann Arbor to rebuild a local road.  It's expected to last until August of next year.


University of Michigan
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Predictions for the future of Michigan's economy remain upbeat, despite political uncertainty in Washington, according to a University of Michigan report.


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When comedian Bill Maher offered $5 million to Donald Trump if he could prove he wasn't the son of an orangutan, Trump did something he's done many times before: He sued.

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Smoking By Expectant Mothers Sees A Spike

Nov 18, 2016
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More Michigan mothers are smoking while pregnant.  A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows between 2008 and 2014 the rate of expectant mothers smoking increased by 18% in Michigan.


Lead Test
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Every infant and toddler in Michigan should be tested for lead.  That’s one of the recommendations of a state task force looking for ways to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. 


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The process has begun to look for a new Ann Arbor school board member.


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This week on Art and Soul, I speak with Dr. Robert Quinn, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan, author, speaker, and professor in the Ross School of Business.

We talk about how to look at last week's election results and how having the proper perspective can make a difference in any situation you are dealing with in life.


Heather Neff
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In light of the recent unrest being felt at college campuses all over the country, Eastern Michigan University is having an event featuring several speakers to address the current campus climate.  The goal is to create a culture that embraces diversity and social justice. I spoke to Dr. Heather Neff, director of the McNair scholars program and EMU professor of English, about what her message will be. 

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President Obama is in Germany today meeting with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two are holding a press conference at this hour. Let's listen to a bit.

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Jerry Clayton
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Prior to the November general election racial tensions were running on high around the country and in Washtenaw County.  Post-election tensions have only increased with incidents of ethnic and racial intimidation growing in numbers.  In this conversation with WEMU's David Fair, Sheriff Clayton discusses ongoing community engagement efforts and the need for more. 


Great American Smokeout
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Today is the day local and national health officials try to encourage people to quit smoking.


Michigan Theater
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The weather is changing, but don't let that stop you from catching a good movie.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the flicks heading to the big screen this weekend.


Deer Herd Disrupts Cross-Country Event

Nov 17, 2016
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Thousands of students gathered at the University of Michigan's Diag for a rally and march to protest white supremacy.
 


White Nose Syndrome
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Bats have a positive impact on Michigan's ecosystem, but a terrible affliction known as "white-nose syndrome" is threatening their population.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with  Dr. Allen Kurta, professor of biology at Eastern Michigan University, about the ecological impacts posed by a decimation in certain bat species. 


Michigan
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Michigan’s state flag might be getting a new design. 

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