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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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Over the weekend, the U.S. led an airstrike on sites in Syria that produced chemical weapons. President Trump was responding to a chemical weapons attack earlier this month that killed dozens of Syrians.

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For more than two decades, Rick Pluta has been covering Michigan politics in Lansing as chief correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network.  He has his finger on the pulse of what is happening at levels of state government.  Now, he'll regularly share his expertise with you in 89.1 WEMU's new feature, 'The State of Politics." 


Roxanne and Dennis Simmonds knew their son as fearless and strong from the day he was born.

"D.J. came out with shoulders of a linebacker," Roxanne says. "He was the first baby I saw that had muscles."

"He wasn't really afraid of anything," Dennis says.

At night, young D.J. would take the dog with him and circle the entire house, to "make sure there's nobody on the grounds," Dennis says, laughing. "I used to say, 'D.J. where you going? It's late.' He would say 'I'm doing a perimeter search, Dad.' "

Gretchen Whitmer
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Former state Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer filed petition signatures yesterday to get her name on the primary ballot as a candidate for governor.  


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State lawmakers want to hit universities in their pocketbooks if they don’t follow certain sexual assault policies.


Pence Travels To Peru

Apr 13, 2018

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Trump's TPP Turnaround

Apr 13, 2018

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President Trump in the past made no secret of the fact that he did not like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here is then-candidate Trump in June of 2016.

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Police Blame Mice For Missing Marijuana

Apr 13, 2018

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New Yorker Mistakes Raccoon For Tiger

Apr 13, 2018

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Eastern Michigan University

For the past eight years, Eastern Michigan University has been working with girls in Metro Detroit to spark interest in the STEM field. 

 


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The director of CultureSource and chair of the Michigan Arts Council Omari Rush joins 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry for a conversation about the many different visual arts events happening around Washtenaw County right now and in the coming weeks:


Ann Arbor Public Schools

The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday afternoon in two separates cases involving guns in schools.  One of those cases involves the Ann Arbor public school district.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Ann Arbor school superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift about the district's stance on guns in school.


Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University has chosen its keynote speakers for this year’s Spring Commencement ceremony.

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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about the latest movie news and all of the flicks hitting the big screen this weekend.


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After two years of being closed, the Border-to-Border Trail in Ypsilanti will soon re-open.  


The Ripple Effects Of Ryan's Retirement

Apr 12, 2018

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The debate over firearms and school safety found its way Wednesday to the Michigan Supreme Court


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People from Flint interrupted a state legislative session Wednesday to demand clean drinking water.


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Michigan universities might have to report all campus sexual assaults to their governing boards.


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