#Ann Arbor

Duo Security

Ann Arbor-based Duo Security is getting a $2.5 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.


Ann Arbor Green Burial Network
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It's "Earth Day" today, and a local organization is using the day to bring attention to "green burials."   


Wendy Wright

"Barefoot in the Park" plays April 21st-24th at the Arthur Miller Theatre on the University of Michigan campus presented by the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with cast member Ellen Finch and director Wendy Wright about the production.


Gavel
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Susana Bernabe-Ramirez and her sixteen-year old daughter from Washtenaw County are two undocumented immigrants who are scheduled to be deported on April 29th. 


Accessory Dwelling Unit
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Ann Arbor's planning commission will meet tonight and they will discuss a zoning change that could create more housing in the city. 


The Ride

Representatives from the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as "The Ride," will pass out information on service improvements.  


Jeff Irwin
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A town hall meeting will be held this evening from 6PM to 8PM in Ann Arbor to discuss the latest dioxane plume situation in the area.


Storm Drain
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Ann Arbor's city council will receive the revised 2017 fiscal year budget proposal tonight.  


Smoking
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The city of Ann Arbor could raise the age of when its residents can buy tobacco products.  


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The annual Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival takes place Sunday, April 17th from noon until 4:00pm

I spoke with MacKenzie Maxwell from the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor where the family fun event is taking place.


Larcom City Hall
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Selection of a new city administrator in Ann Arbor is in the home stretch.


Stop Bullying
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The Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission will host an anti-bullying forum tomorrow in Ann Arbor.  


Michigan Theater
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The 2016 Cinetopia Film Festival is just around the corner.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater program director Ruth Lednicer discuss the movie business and all the movies coming to theaters this weekend.


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Earth Day is officially April 22nd, but there's a big local celebration taking place this coming weekend.  


Women in Workforce
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Ann Arbor is a good place for women in the workplace, according to a new report.


Huron Valley Ambulance in Ann Arbor

Countless people's lives are saved everyday thanks to the efforts of emergency dispatchers.

They're the person on the other end of the phone when you call 9-1-1.

To honor their service, April 10-16 has been named National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

I recently had a chance to talk with Dan Blaszkiewicz, an emergency dispatcher with Huron Valley Ambulance in Ann Arbor.


Donald Harrison

Community High School was started in 1972 with some radical ideas, enthusiastic teachers, and a reclaimed elementary school building in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The concept was based on a “school without walls” approach where the city could serve as the classroom.  Students were encouraged to design their own courses and take responsibility for their education.  There was no prom, no cafeteria, no sports teams, an AntiZebra anti-mascot, and students called teachers by their first names.

I spoke with local independent filmmaker and video producer Donald Harrison behind the documentary about Ann Arbor's "Community High School."


Robotics Students
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A major high school robotics competition is taking place today and tomorrow in Ann Arbor. 


City of Ann Arbor

When people hear about "water problems" they're paying very close attention these days especially in light of what is going on in Flint.

Ann Arbor City officials just announced a major sewer overload situation that spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into a tributary of the Huron River.

I spoke with the city's water quality manager Jennifer Lawson about what happened...

 


Ken Fischer
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A fixture in the Ann Arbor arts scene will soon step down. 


Ann Arbor District Library
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The city of Ann Arbor will host its last Sustainable Forum of the season this evening, and they will discuss what our county may look like in the year 2040.  


Start By Believing
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Washtenaw County will soon become the first in the state to pledge to end victim-blaming in sexual assault cases. 

 

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Roundabouts are becoming a common sight along Washtenaw County's roads, but many people still struggle to use them.

Zingtrain.

As part of a series of thought provoking books for personal empowerment and improved work outcomes, the CEO and co-founder of Zingerman's, Ari Weinzweig, is about to release a new book, "The Power of Beliefs at Work."  He will also be speaking early Wednesday morning April 6th as part of the Zing Train speaker series about the ideas he learned after years of research.

Weinzweig spoke with me about the "beliefs of which one approaches a situation."


Parking Meter
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Ann Arbor's City Council and the Downtown Development Authority will discuss possible modifications to their parking agreement tonight.  


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