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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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This week, Art and Soul is about the visual arts in our community.  89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry is joined by Omari Rush, vice president of strategic initiatives for the Ann Arbor Art Center and Olivia Guterson. Guterson is a recruiting coordinator for Duo Security in Ann Arbor and also an artist painting a mural in the company's newest location the historic Allmendinger Building on First Street in Ann Arbor.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about all of the films hitting the big screen this weekend.  Plus, Russ talks about an upcoming event starring Michigan-born, B-movie legend, Bruce Campbell!


Delray Beach's charming downtown, palm trees and waves attract locals, vacationers and, increasingly, drug users who come here to try to get off opioids. In some parts of the small Florida community, there's a residential program for people recovering from addiction — a sober living house or "sober home" — on nearly every block. Sometimes two or three.

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North Korea is keeping up its aggressive tone against the United States, warning it is, quote, "seriously examining a plan" to fire four missiles into the sea near the U.S. territory of Guam.

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Infant death rates in Michigan are down overall.  But race and income still seem to make a difference in whether children live past their first birthday.


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Michigan needs more asbestos inspectors but doesn’t have the funding to pay for them, according to the Legislature’s Auditor General.


Cat Becomes Cardinals' Good Luck Charm

Aug 10, 2017

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Last night, announcers for the Kansas City Royals seemed to be making fun of a kitten who wandered onto the outfield.

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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #1: Are all these fans cheering for me?

Beware Of Rocks By The River

Aug 10, 2017

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Later this month, the moon's shadow will fall on Carhenge.

"Holy cow man, guess what? There's going to be an eclipse," says Kevin Howard, the head of the visitor's bureau for Alliance, Neb., which is home to the Stonehenge replica made of cars.

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The FBI raided the home of President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. According to the Washington Post, which first reported the story, documents and other materials were seized. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with White House reporter Geoff Bennett.

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By nearly a 2-1 margin on Tuesday, voters in Ypsilanti passed a Water Street debt retirement millage. Approval comes a year after city voters defeated a similar measure by 39 votes.  Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds tells WEMU city officials can now begin mapping out a better future. 


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Back in March, the Trump Administration issued its budget recommendations that included a more 30% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency.  As part of the funding reductions, the Sea Grant program faced potential elimination.  As WEMU’s David Fair found out, the director of the Michigan Sea Grant Program has maintained faith the work will continue with financial support. For the latest, listen to this week’s “Issues of the Environment” conversation with Dr. James Diana


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How To Respond To A Nuclear North Korea

Aug 9, 2017

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It was a relatively light day at the ballot box Tuesday in Washtenaw County.  In the end, all ballot issues passed, and one incumbent lost in the four, contested primary races for Ann Arbor City Council. 

The Case Of The Returning Ring

Aug 9, 2017

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There were four Ann Arbor City Council incumbents on Tuesday's primary election ballot.  Three of them have advanced to the November ballot. 


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After narrowly defeating a similar proposal one year ago, Ypsilanti voters have approved a millage increase to pay off debt from the failed Water Street redevelopment project. 


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The Michigan State Board of Education deadlocked along party lines Tuesday on a model student code of conduct.  The major issue was protecting students from discrimination based on their gender identity.


The View From Guam On North Korean Threat

Aug 9, 2017

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North Korea's nuclear arsenal may be advancing faster than analysts had once thought.

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