Ann Arbor

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A plume of 1,4-dioxane has been spreading under Ann Arbor since the 1980s.  During this time, numerous homes on private wells have had dioxane in their drinking water before being hooked up to city water.  Is that the only source of dioxane to consider when weighing body burdens?  In the 15th of our series on 1,4-dioxane, Barbara Lucas looks at other ways people can be exposed to this chemical of emerging concern.


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It's a rite of summer, the 57th Ann Arbor Art Fair begins today!  Downtown Ann Arbor is ready!


Homeless Shelter
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Funding cuts are prompting the elimination of more than two dozen beds at an Ann Arbor homeless shelter.


Ann Arbor Art Fair
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It's a summer rite of passage: The Ann Arbor Art Fairs!  The big event kicks off Thursday. Ann Arbor Street Art Fair-The Original executive director Maureen Riley has the inside information on what to expect this year.


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This is a big week for Ann Arbor--it's Art Fair week!  Before the city gets taken over by thousands of art lovers from around the world, locals get to celebrate with the annual Townie Street Party.

I spoke with Maureen Riley, executive director of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, about this big event.


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The city of Ann Arbor could soon get more Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons for pedestrian crossings.  City Council has it as part of its agenda for Monday night's meeting


Michigan Theater
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The weather outside is still hot and rainy, which is perfect for a trip to your local movie house.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the movies hitting the big screen this weekend.


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Candidates for Ann Arbor’s 5th Ward debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night.


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On this week's program Omari and I talk about the works on display in the Ann Arbor Art Center's recent "Real American" Exhibition Gallery.

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Candidates for Ann Arbor’s Ward 1 debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night. 


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Candidates for Ann Arbor’s Ward 4 debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night.

  

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The Ann Arbor's school board will meet today, and is expected to vote on an issue regarding bus transportation.

 


Hundreds of Ypsilanti residents filled the city’s high school auditorium Monday night for a community forum on policing and violence.

 

 

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Flint’s lead crisis has led to an increased concern about the dioxane plume in Ann Arbor’s groundwater.  In this 14th segment of WEMU’s “The Green Room” series on the Ann Arbor contamination plume, Barbara Lucas considers the dioxane content of bottled and tap water.


Michigan Theater
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It's been a hot, sticky week outside, so why not spend it in an air-conditioned theater?  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the film business and all the movies coming to the big screen this weekend.


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Just how long should the mayor and city council members serve in Ann Arbor?  That question will be addressed at Thursday night's Ann Arbor City Council meeting


Fireworks
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The legal period for lighting off fireworks in several local communities is over.


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It’s the start of a new fiscal year for Ann Arbor, and that means a lot for the city.


4th of July Parade
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This 4th of July holiday will be celebrated locally with traditional events, including parades and fireworks.


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After weeks of delays, the Ann Arbor Veterans Memorial Park Pool is open for business.

Humane Society of Huron Valley

There's been an increase recently in the number of cats with Feline Leukemia Virus, which weakens their immune system and often causes cancer.

Because of the increase, the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor is taking in more cats with the disease and is looking for homes for them instead of having them euthanized.

I spoke with the society's marketing director Wendy Welch about what they're doing to help cats suffering from the disease.

Michigan Theater
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The Fourth of July is almost here, which means fireworks, barbecues, and a trip to the movies!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the film business and all the movies coming to theaters this Independence Day weekend.

Fireworks
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Fireworks are a part of many people's 4th of July celebrations, whether it's watching a professional show or lighting some off in the neighborhood.  Here's what's scheduled in our area and what is legally allowed. 


Drinking Water
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The University of Michigan's Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health plans to test the drinking water on campus.  


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Summer is here and with it comes warm weather and plenty of chances to experience the performing arts outdoors.

On this week's on Art & Soul: The Performing Arts, Jenn and I are joined by the president of Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre, Lauren London.


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