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The Cinetopia Film Festival has wrapped and was a massive success!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater program director Ruth Lednicer about Cinetopia and all the movies coming to the big screen this weekend.


Ohio Woman Foils Kidnapping With Perfume

Jun 16, 2016
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A five-mile loop of a new mountain biking trail opens in Chelsea with a ribbon cutting and naming ceremony today. 


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An Ypsilanti Kroger store re-opened on June 15th, and its improvements are expected to help the local economy. 

 


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Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario are negotiating a strategy to boost trade opportunities in the region. 


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Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate has dropped to 4.7%.  That’s the lowest it’s been in 15 years.   

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Ann Arbor's South University Area is getting some improvements.   

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The mass shooting in Orlando has once again brought the issue of gun control to the fore.   


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The Ford Motor Company is trying to help match local veterans with meaningful jobs.  

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2,000-Year-Old Butter Discovered In Ireland

Jun 16, 2016
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With near universal literacy and long life expectancy, the small Indian state of Kerala is a model for the rest of India.

In recent weeks, however, the small state tucked at the bottom of the country has been in the spotlight for what its glowing human development indicators do not reveal.

It sometimes takes an awful event to uncover maladies beneath the surface, and here, it was the savage murder of an underprivileged law student.

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Kiwanis & CKI Bike for Babies: Eliminate MNT

An Eastern Michigan University professor is taking part in a 600 mile bicycle ride to help raise awareness for maternal/neonatal tetanus.

Ian Wojcik-Andrews started the ride last week in Indianapolis and made a stop at his home turf in Ypsilanti.

I took the opportunity to speak with him about his plan to ride from Indianapolis all the way to Toronto by June 23rd.

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The Ypsilanti Board of Education has asked the district to review more than a dozen teacher layoffs planned for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

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Food safety became a huge concern when a man introduced hazardous chemicals to grocery stores in Washtenaw County in May.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Washtenaw County Environmental Health Director Kristen Schweighoefer about what to do if contaminated food becomes a serious problem.


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Ypsilanti City Council is set to approve a new budget next week.  

 

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Beehive Hair Designer Dies At 98

Jun 15, 2016
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Reaction To Orlando Attack

Jun 15, 2016
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