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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 winds have died down this morning, but the gusts blowing through southeast Michigan Thursday left many without electricity. 

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Eastern Michigan has named Erin Kido as its 2nd interim athletic director in the past two months. 

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Controversial legislation on state regulatory rules is making its way through the legislature. 


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Two more petition campaigns were given the go-ahead Thursday by a state elections panel to start collecting signatures, including one to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan. 


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the films you can check out at your local theater this weekend.  Plus, get the latest details on this year's Cinetopia Film Festival.


George W. Bush Photo-Bombs A Reporter

May 19, 2017

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. So Fox Sports reporter Emily Jones was just doing her job, talking on camera about a Texas Rangers player, when a baseball fan photo-bombed her, walked by and yelled hey.

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GEORGE W. BUSH: Hey.

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Twenty-five years ago, television audiences watching the final episodes of "Twin Peaks" heard this.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTRESS: (As Laura Palmer, unintelligible).

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This week, Art and Soul talks about the art of well-being.  Lisa Barry sits down with Dr. David Mayer - an associate professor in the management and organizations area at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the University Center for Positive Organizations.

Dr. Mayer recently wrote an article titled, “Want to be happier and more successful? Learn to like other people.”


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Voters in Ypsilanti will have another chance to decide in August if they want to approve the Water Street Debt Millage proposal.


Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder, Dies

May 18, 2017

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And let's keep this conversation going with a Republican member of Congress. It's Blake Farenthold of Texas. He's in our studios this morning. Congressman, good morning to you.

BLAKE FARENTHOLD: Good morning.

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The Justice Department has named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing its investigation into Russia's role in the U.S. election. NPR's justice correspondent Carrie Johnson is covering this. She joins me now.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. The rapper Kendrick Lamar wonders...

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KENDRICK LAMAR AND ANNA WISE: (Singing) If these walls could talk...

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. For 21 years, the king of the Netherlands has been leading a double life. He occasionally takes a break from his royal duties and pilots a small plane for the Dutch airline KLM.

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State lawmakers are quickly pushing through female genital mutilation legislation.  About two weeks ago, a Senate committee passed legislation that would make performing female genital mutilation a fifteen year felony.


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Working With Robert Mueller

May 18, 2017

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Formerly the US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and now a professor for the University of Michigan Law School, Barbara McQuade spoke with 89.1 FM WEMU’s Lisa Barry about what she called "the chaos in Washington" and the importance of diversity.


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Eastern Michigan University held a budget forum on Tuesday.

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