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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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A2Y Vice President of Foundation and Leadership for the A2Y chamber Barbara Davenport and attorney Andrew Fink of Fink and Fink Law in Ann Arbor discuss the community leadership class, which has had more than 3,000 graduates over the past 33 years.

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The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education will have its first meeting tonight since voters approved a special education millage.  


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Local efforts to address the environmental concerns of plastic bag use in Washtenaw County just took a giant step backwards in Lansing.


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Ypsilanti City Council voted in favor of a new tax and purchase agreement with developers of the Riverwalk Commons.

 

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Despite potentially having enough signatures to place a proposal on the November ballot to legalize marijuana in Michigan, a local group will continue to gather support with an Ann Arbor event Wednesday evening. 


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The legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis wrapped up hearings Tuesday without hearing from Governor Rick Snyder, his senior aides, or former emergency managers who were in charge of the city at the outset of the debacle.


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One out of every four senior citizens contract multi-drug resistant infections, or superbugs, after a hospital stay.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Dr. Lona Mody, Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, on ways to resist these powerful bugs.


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When Mariko Becker wants a particular kind of Japanese noodle, she can't find it near her northeast Ohio home.

"[I like the kind that] is tied, knotted, very convenient, but you can't get it," she says.

Becker is Japanese, and she's lived in various Ohio cities for more than 20 years. She says Asian markets are good for common things like soy sauce, but not specialty items.

"When you get into some Japanese brand, or specifically catered to some sort of cooking style, then it's a little bit harder," Becker says.

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Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
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Despite continuing efforts to making driving more safe for motorists, the number of traffic fatalities are on the rise in our state.


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The Michigan State Board of Education holds its final public session Tuesday on controversial guidelines to help schools come up with plans to deal with gay and transgender students. 


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Ypsilanti City Council will discuss funding additional soil tests for the Water Street Redevelopment site.

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Washtenaw County residents continue to be concerned about the Zika virus.  The local health department is addressing the issue.


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