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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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With over 16,500 students, the Ann Arbor Public School District is one of the largest in the state.

Long-time local educator Jeff Gaynor was recently elected to the school board and sat down with me to talk about his plans and perspective of Ann Arbor Public Schools.


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The state Attorney General has derailed Ann Arbor’s attempt to raise the age for legally buying tobacco.

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Eastern Michigan University has been ranked one of the top "Military Friendly" schools in the nation for 2017. 


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President Trump has put forth his nominees to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. Lawmakers, pundits and advocates alike are trying to assess what direction  environmental policy will take. 


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The state Senate has adopted a criminal justice overhaul that aims to improve public safety by sending fewer people to prison. 


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The city of Escanaba is taking on big box stores in the Michigan Supreme Court.  The city says the home improvement store Menards is dodging taxes. 


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It is Super Bowl weekend. We're hoping the Falcons and Patriots give us a good game. If not, at least we have the commercials - so many memorable moments.

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All disciplinary actions against 16 Eastern Michigan University students involved in a campus sit-in protest last year have been dropped.


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This week on Art & Soul, I am joined by longtime local food and dining reporter, and host of The In Crowd here on 89.1 WEMU, Jessica Webster as we talk to Frank Fejeran to discuss his newest restaurant: "Ma Lou's Fried Chicken," which will be located in Ypsilanti.

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Eastern Michigan University president James Smith has announced all sanctions against those disciplined for a fall sit-in -protest, have been dropped.  Read the statement from Smith and the joint statement from leaders of campus student groups below. 

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WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater executive director and CEO Russ Collins discuss this weekend's feature movie offerings.  Additionally, listen for announcement of of a significant award presentation given the leader of Ann Arbor's movie palace! 


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The so-called “tampon tax” has got to go.  That’s the message of lawmakers in both chambers of the state Legislature. 


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Governor Rick Snyder’s chief of staff has taken a new job at the White House

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Michigan and Louisiana are the only two states that don’t apply their public records laws to the legislature and the governor’s office.  A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers have rolled out bills to change that. 


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