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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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Candidates for Ann Arbor’s 5th Ward debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night.


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Eastern Michigan University has extended its appeal response time to a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the potential sale of its Kresge Environmental Center.

 

 


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Legislation to make attacks on LGBT people a hate crime in Michigan was rolled out Wednesday with the support of at least two Republican state lawmakers. 


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Democrats are calling for an amendment to the state constitution they say will make voting easier in Michigan. 


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On this week's program Omari and I talk about the works on display in the Ann Arbor Art Center's recent "Real American" Exhibition Gallery.

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Trapped Bear Is Freed From Subaru

Jul 14, 2016
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Summer brings hordes of mosquitos and several diseases along with them, including the Zika virus.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Emily Toth Martin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, about ways to protect ourselves from Zika, West Nile virus, and more. 


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Candidates for Ann Arbor’s Ward 1 debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night. 


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Candidates for Ann Arbor’s Ward 4 debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night.

  

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The Ann Arbor's school board will meet today, and is expected to vote on an issue regarding bus transportation.

 


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Michigan’s largest county has formed a special unit focused on solving and prosecuting crimes against LGBT people. 


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Dedicated To Make A Change

The recent police-related shootings across the country have sparked conversations about race and policing in Washtenaw County.

The City of Ypsilanti recently held a public forum on the issue to determine what they need to do about it.

I spoke with Gail Wolkoff, the founder of Dedicated To Make A Change, a youth empowerment group in Ypsilanti.  She was at the forum and gives her take of the situation.

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