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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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He goes by Walmart kid or yodeling boy.

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MASON RAMSEY: (Yodeling) ...Sigh, oh, Lord. That last long...

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As China and the United States continue to lob threats over new import tariffs, farmers in the Midwest are already adjusting to the first shots in what could become a trade war.

China imposed new tariffs on pork this week, pressuring producers who already are barely making ends meet, and now the two countries have released lists for the next group of products each would hit if disputes over intellectual property and other issues aren't resolved.

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The American Center for Mobility is officially open for business in Ypsilanti Township.

 


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The First Fridays Ypsilanti (FFY) program, which gives tours of Ypsilanti's arts and cultural businesses, kicks off its fifth season this month.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to FFY director Elize Jekabson and FFY vice president Kayia Robinson, about what the program has in store for this year.


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The UM Center for Sustainable Systems recently published research findings that 46% of total food-based, greenhouse gas emissions in America come  from the diets of just one-fifth of the population.  In this week’s "Issues of the Environment," 89.1 WEMU’s David Fair talks with lead researcher Martin Heller about the research process and his findings. 


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A state Attorney General candidate has filed a complaint against his opponent.  Democrat Pat Miles says fellow Democrat Dana Nessel violated the Michigan Campaign Finance Act.


The History Of The U.S. Census

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A Flock Of Seagulls And Pepperoni

Apr 4, 2018

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Fleetwood Mac's classic work has gotten a chart push from a piece of Internet virality centered around a clip of the Alcorn State University dance line, the Golden Girls.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility.  Since The Americans With Disabilities Act was passed by Congress in 1990, accessibility has fortunately moved beyond a check list of "must meet" requirements to a desire to work towards making arts and cultural facilities and programs accessible to the broadest possible audiences.  And, it has not been by mandate.  The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum's 'My Turn' program is an example of this shift.  In 'creative:impact' this week, you'll meet Larissa Kunynskyj and Gwen Dunlop.  Larissa is the Accessibility Programs Coordinator at the Hands-On Museum.  Gwen is a parent whose personal experience led her to found and operate Aim High School to serve those on the autism spectrum and to help inspire the 'My Turn' program.  

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Nicole Beverly

Meet Nicole Beverly.  The Ypsilanti Township woman lives in fear every day that her ex-husband will be released from prison and follow through on his threats to kill her and the two children they share.  In this introductory interview, you'll hear of her ongoing story.  In the future, Ms. Beverly will update the WEMU audience on the court cases underway right now that seek to keep her ex behind bars.  You'll be told of her advocacy efforts to win better protections for women in dangerous situations, in the moment and through the legal process. 


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Nestle will be able to increase the amount of water it can take from a well in West Michigan.  The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved the petition Monday.


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