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The city of Ann Arbor has received a $300,000 grant for a Universal Access playground at Gallup Park.

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Art and Soul is a conversation between 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry and Omari Rush, the curator of public programs at the Ann Arbor Art Center about the visual arts in our community.

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It's the relative calm before the holiday season movie storm. Still, there are new movies opening for you this weekend, and David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins have them covered for you in this week's edition of "Cinema Chat!" 


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After another bicyclist was killed in Ann Arbor by a driver, city officials continue to look for ways to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety.


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In the October edition of 89.1 WEMU's '1st Friday Focus on the Environment, we spoke with Yousef Rabhi about a variety of topics. The Washtenaw County Commissioner wants to take his experience to Lansing and take over the seat currently held by term-limited Democratic state representative Jeff Irwin,  Jeff Irwin.

From a desire to reduce Michigan's dependence on fossil fuels, to efforts to remove a controversial pipeline from under the Straits of Macinac to the politics that pose a challenge to effective legislation.

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Earlier this week, drummer Pete Siers and boogie-woogie piano hero Mr. B joined Linda in the WEMU studios to talk about Pete's new record, Flea Circus ahead of their CD release concert Saturday at The Ark, their special friendship and life in general. 

Lisa Barry

Ann Arbor's Performance Network Theatre is premiering a new show Called "Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story" starring Sean Blake.  The one man show written by Tim Rhoze runs November 24-December 19, 2015. 

Straight from its critically acclaimed sold-out run in Chicago, the show reveals the man inside the entertainer who became known as "Mr. Wonderful," the greatest entertainer of his time.

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Besides some of the big football games involving Michigan teams this weekend, there are plenty of other entertainment options, movies among them. In this week's 'Cinema Chat,' Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins talks with David Fair about what films are available to you.


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A high-ranking officer in the Detroit Police Department is being recommended for the top law enforcement office in Ann Arbor.

 


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Could it happen here? The City of Flint's water supply has caused elevated lead levels in children in that area. In this week's 'Issues of the Environment' David Fair talks with Washtenaw County Public Health's Medical Director, Alice Penrose, about the safety of the water in this area, and the dangers of lead from other sources. 

    

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  A few hundred protesters marched through downtown Ann Arbor on the one year anniversary of the shooting of Aura Rosser.

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Ann Arbor's city council will host a public hearing Thursday to discuss if guns should temporarily be allowed to be fired in the city. 

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Ann Arbor City Council member Jane Lumm celebrated her re-election last night.

 

 

 

Lumm beat challenger Sally Hart Peterson with 64% of the vote. At her campaign party at Paesano Restaurant on Washtenaw Avenue, Lumm says she did not expect to gain such a wide margin against Peterson.

Communities around the WEMU listening area went to the polls Tuesday to vote on city council members and local leaders, millages for road repairs, and expanding public transit in Washtenaw County. Here you'll find the results as they become available:

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A public community reception will be held this Thursday November 5th at the Ann Arbor city hall lobby so you can meet candidates interested in the chief of police job.

Voters in Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward head to the polls next Tuesday to elect either an incumbent or former ward representative. Independent Jane Lumm is seeking a third consecutive term on city council. She is challenged by Democrat Sally Hart Peterson who served on council from 2012 to 2014. We caught up with both to discuss their visions for Ann Arbor and allow them to tell you why they deserve your vote. 


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For now, the Regional Transit Authority has completed its public meetings in Washtenaw County regarding the creation of a mass transit system in our area.  The last one took place in Ann Arbor.


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Now’s the time of year a few Snowy owls might arrive in Michigan, if we’re lucky.  In this installment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas explores a few of Michigan’s owls:  the dangers they face, and why we should care.


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To help address the transportation needs of veterans in our state, AmeriCorps and the Michigan Region 10 Veterans Community Action Team has started a program called Wheels for Warriors. 


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New movie openings, special  screenings, ongoing film series, a movie star appearance in Ann Arbor and Hollywood news. It's all here for you on "Cinema Chat' this week with WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater CEO and Executive Director, Russ Collins. 

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The Allen Creek Greenway in Ann Arbor is coming. A budget allocation from Ann Arbor City Council earlier this year has the ball rolling. Where are we now? How quickly is the project moving?    In this week's 'Issues of the Environment," David Fair  seeks those answers in a conversation with the President of the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy, Joe O'Neil. 


Ann Arbor's 5th Ward will have a new city council member next month.  Incumbent Mike Anglin will not appear on the November ballot after losing the primary election.  We spoke with the two candidates in the running.


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Ann Arbor is now the 8th economically segregated city in the country, and there is growing concern about lack of affordable housing for the middle class in all of Washtenaw county. The reality is more and more people have fewer and fewer choices to live in affordable housing in Washtenaw county.

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With all of the movies being released, it's a movie trailer commanding the nations attention. In this week's "Cinema Chat,'   David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director/CEO Russ Collins discuss the force of the phenomenon and preview this week's movie releases. 


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A Senior Fellow at the International Council on Clean Transportation in Ann Arbor knows exactly how Volkswagen got caught cheating emissions testing. John German, and his colleagues, commissioned the study that led to Volkswagen being caught. In this week's 'Issues of the Environment' Mr. German explains how it all happened, and what will happen next. 


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