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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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It's Sap Season, and Michigan ranks 5th in maple syrup production in the United States.

In Ann Arbor's "Greenbelt region," an area of protected farmland, there is a multi-generational family-owned farm which is busy this time of the year making syrup.


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Ann Arbor city council tonight will revisit an immigration ordinance after postponing a vote on the measure last month.   


A rally and march will be held this week on the Eastern Michigan University campus. It's part of International Women's Day.  


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Students need more options outside of traditional, college-track education.  That’s the thought behind new legislation scheduled to be introduced this week. 


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President Trump's administration has been revising its travel ban. The initial order, now stopped in court, affected visitors from seven majority Muslim nations and refugees. It prompted debate on this question - does it improve security?

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The novelist Mohsin Hamid has written a book about a world that can sound a little like our own.

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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States, and Michigan Medicine is opening a new clinic considered to be the first of its kind in the nation to deal with high-risk cases.


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Another Oscars ceremony is in the books, and it's one people will talk about for years to come.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the flicks heading to the silver screen this weekend.


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Big news from the Justice Department late yesterday - Attorney General Jeff Sessions called a press conference to announce that he will play no role in an investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. People playing video games on the Nintendo Switch console wanted answers. For some reason, the game cartridges have this awful flavor. Players have posted their taste tests online.

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Some Democrats in the state House want to make literacy a constitutional right.  But not everyone is on board.   


Donald Trump frequently boasts about starting a movement, and sociologists say they are seeing unprecedented grass-roots activism across the country. They credit Trump for inspiring people to become politically engaged on the right — and even more so on the left. And many of those activists are brand new to the scene.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions now says he will have nothing to do with investigations into President Trump's campaign and possible communication with Russia.

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This week on Art & Soul, I’m joined by food and dining reporter, and host of The In Crowd, Jessica Webster, to talk about what is going on in the culinary scene of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

We discuss how Ann Arbor’s Main Street Café Felix and the iconic Blind Pig music venue are both up for sale.  The Jefferson Market will be under new management soon, as it has been bought by the owners of Mighty Good Coffee.


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The 2017 Homeless Point-In-Time count, conducted by the Washtenaw County Continuum of Care, reveals there are still about 300 homeless people in the county.  It is an improvement over last year's figures, though. 


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In addition to the stress of filing your taxes every April, local law enforcement officials want you to be aware of possible tax scams.


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