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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 federal government plans to end the Clean Power Plan, and that may have negative consequences on the environment.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Kindra Weid, Coalition Coordinator for MI Air MI Health, about how Southeast Michigan's air quality could be impacted by this executive action.


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The Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission will meet tonight and possible creation of  a community police review board will be up for discussion.  


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There’s been a shakeup at the agency responsible for Michigan energy policy.  People are being re-assigned as the agency’s leader leaves state government for the private sector.


Michigan Launches New Tool For School Transparency

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Michigan parents now have a new tool to vet their child’s school. 


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The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over whether Ohio's so-called use-it-or-lose-it voter registration rule violates federal law.

Ohio, which has the most aggressive voter-purge system in the country, currently strikes voters from the registration rolls if they fail to vote in two consecutive elections — and if they fail to return a mailed address confirmation form.

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The arts community around southeast Michigan is excited about new leadership in Lansing.  Omari Rush has been named chair of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.  Rush also serves as executive director of CultureSource after years as Vice President at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  Rush discusses his plans for the council with WEMU's David Fair and Deb Polich, president and CEO of The Arts Alliance, in this week's edition of 'creative:impact'. 


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Governor Rick Snyder has proposed a plan to offset higher costs that could be forced on Michigan taxpayers as a result of the federal tax overhaul.  The biggest issue is the elimination of the federal personal exemption.


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Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow says getting high speed internet to rural communities in Michigan is a priority for her.


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Good morning. I'm David Greene.

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Editor's note: This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual assault.

In the sex education class for adults with intellectual disabilities, the material is not watered down. The dozen women and men in a large room full of windows and light in Casco, Maine, take on complex issues, such as how to break up or how you know you're in an abusive relationship. And the most difficult of those issues is sexual assault.

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Now let's recall the life of a woman who broke a barrier in the United States military.

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The #MeToo campaign forced many industries into a moral reckoning over sexual harassment and abuse.

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The City of Ann Arbor will begin deer culls at seventeen parks and nature areas today.  This is the lethal part of the city's 2018 Deer Management program that will help control the deer population. 


Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative will join WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to the city of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County.  Mary Morgan provides news, analysis, commentary and explains the various ways residents can become more engaged.


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