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Throughout 2015, The Ark will present many special concerts to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.  The first of these is this Sunday at the Power Center, featuring the husband and wife banjo duo of Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.  


Barbara Lucas

To decrease its carbon footprint, the Climate Action Plan of Ann Arbor calls for increasing walking, biking and public transit.  But heavy precipitation events have increased 37% in the Midwest in the last century, and keeping pathways clear can be a challenge.  In this installment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” we explore local attempts to make sustainable travel viable, year-round.


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The movie awards season is reaching a crescendo. In 'Cinema Chat' this week, David Fair and Russ Collins cover your movie options for the weekend, with a particular eye towards Academy award nominated films. 


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On March 11th, the Ann Arbor Board of Education is expected to approve a three-year contract with a new bussing provider. Get the details in this conversation with AAPS Executive Director of Communications, Liz Nowland-Margolis. 


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Julianne Moore's performance in 'Still Alice' is winning rave reviews. The nation is buzzing about the opening of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. Listen  for conversation on those movies and more with David Fair and Russ Collins in this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat.' 


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A few special  event are on tap this weekend at the Michigan Theater! In this week's 'Cinema Chat' David fair and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins tell you all about it and preview other movies available to you through the weekend. 


The City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County have invested in a unique study along Swift Creek. With the aid of grants from the DEQ and United States' E.P.A. "green infrastructure" will be installed and studied in a target residential neighborhood.

Russ Collins calls in from the Sundance Film Festival for 'Cinema Chat' this week. In addition to providing some breaking news for Ann Arbor's film enthusiasts, Russ and David Fair preview  your film options for the weekend.   


This year’s Ann Arbor Folk Festival lineup includes headliners Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell on Friday night, with emcee Steve Poltz (tickets still available for this show); and Amos Lee and Ani DiFranco on Saturday night, with emcee Cheryl Wheeler.

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More than half of available housing in Ann Arbor is comprised of rentals. In this week's 'Issues of the Environment' David Fair talks with Ann Arbor Sustainability Associate Jamie Kidwell-Brix about the importance of making these properties more efficient, and what the city and Washtenaw County are doing to help. 


 89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman. Join us for a 5:01 celebration of jazz featuring the Brad McNett Quartet (filling in for Bob Mervak & Isabel Nelson due to a family death) Friday, February 6th.

Some 10-acres of property at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport may soon be home to a massive solar array. In this weeks edition of 'Issues of the Environment'  our guest is City of Ann Arbor Environmental Coordinator Matt Naud. Listen below to the conversation on the genesis of the project, what it will mean to the Ann Arbor area and what other projects it may inspire. 


Buff Orpington chicken
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Proposal to eliminate neighbor approval requirement divides City Council.


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A volunteer program to keep sidewalks clear in one Ann Arbor neighborhood has passed it's first tests with this week's snow. 


Washtenaw County Public Health
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Health care officials in Washtenaw County are hopeful flu season has already peaked.


Think Local First
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A local farmer and musician has taken over an organization designed to promote Washtenaw County businesses and institutions. 


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A major Ann Arbor announcement from the Sundance Film Festival, Hollywood news and movie previews. It's all a part of  this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat!'    


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The hiring of Jim Harbaugh as the new University of Michigan football coach could help boost sales at some area stores. 


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Once again, there is plenty of Hollywood news to cover! David Fair and Russ Collins have that and previews of this week's movie offerings in 'Cinema Chat'. 

  

Theatre Nova
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It's all about the playwright at Ann Arbor's newest theater non-profit. 


Box Office
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Award season is getting underway in the film industry, and some surprising titles are getting attention. In this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat', David fair and Russ Collins provide the news from Hollywood and cover the movies opening for you this weekend.

  

Ann Arbor Public Schools
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The Ann Arbor School Board says goodbye to over 20 years of experience tonight.  


Digital Inclusion
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A new pop up store in Ypsilanti is offering refurbished computers and opportunities for young people. 


Kids using computers
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Ann Arbor Public Schools families likely can put down the pen and paper when they go to register for next school year. 


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Infrastructure upgrades, the Allen Creek Greenway project, and accessory dwelling units to be included in the next fiscal year.

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