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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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Renovation of Ypsilanti's historic Freighthouse has hit some obstacles.   


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May 13, 2016
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The University of Michigan’s research in human and environmental health is of global import.  Should the university “think local” as well?  In this segment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas looks at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor area’s 1,4-dioxane contamination. 

 


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Michigan state legislators approved a bill that will create a system similar to the Amber Alert set-up that will inform residents when there is an active shooter.  What does this mean for Washtenaw County?


This weekend, the Italian city of Naples wants the world to know that it is the heart and soul of pizza. And to prove it, 100 chefs are teaming up for 11 hours to make the planet's longest pizza – 2 kilometers, to be exact.

"Pizza was born in Naples," says Alessandro Marinacci, who helped organize the smackdown with Caputo flour, "but the record was made in Milan." Last year, Milan's pizza clocked in at just over 1.5 kilometers.

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Drunk driving is on the rise across Michigan.


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The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office wants to host a citizen's police academy, but is trying to determine if there is enough interest from the public.  


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There could be a legal showdown looming between state elections officials and the ballot campaign to legalize marijuana.


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In this edition, Omari Rush of the Ann Arbor Art Center and I make a visit to a very special home on the west side of Ann Arbor to talk about the visual arts in and around Ann Arbor. 

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Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton is asking residents to become a 'interrupter' this Saturday, May 14th.

It's a grassroots effort aimed at getting neighbors talking to each other in hopes of making the community a safer place.

Volunteers will go door-to-door to help stem violence and make people more accountable for their behavior.

I spoke to the sheriff about several events going on in the community involving his department.


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Cinetopia is less than a month away, and the summer movie season is in full swing.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the flicks coming to the big screen this weekend.


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Former Republican Governor William Milliken is formally endorsing Democratic State Representative Gretchen Driskell.

 

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  There are several places in Washtenaw County that provide services.


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Ypsilanti Township's housing policies are drawing criticism from a local non-profit organization.

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A Washtenaw County Brownfield program analysis revealed positive impacts that type of project has on the community.


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A federal appeals court says Michigan still has not fixed problems with its juvenile lifer law that was declared unconstitutional four years ago. 


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Suicides Cast A Pall Over Marine Reunions

May 12, 2016
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