Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
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Ann Arbor's South University Area is getting some improvements.   

The City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor talks about local reaction to the Orlando Night Club attack.

He shares his personal statement on the impact and safety of the LGBT community:


U-M Spectrum Center
University of Michigan / umich.edu

Reaction and support following the shooting that left 50 people dead inside a nightclub in Orlando is coming in many different forms in our area.   


Jim Toy Community Center / jimtoycenter.org

The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida has left many LGBT communities across the country concerned after a gay nightclub was the target. 

 


Washtenaw County Parks & Rec
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

The Eastside Recreation Center was the topic of a community meeting last night in Ypsilanti.

 


City of Ann Arbor

The 16th annual Mayor's Green Fair will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM June 10th in Ann Arbor. 

 


Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

It’s been over three decades since Ann Arbor’s groundwater contamination was discovered, and throughout this time, citizen science and community advocacy have had a crucial role.  In this edition  of 'The Green Room,' Barbara Lucas looks at the uphill battle from its earliest steps.


Ramadan Observances Continue In Ann Arbor

Jun 10, 2016
Muslim Community Association
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Members of Ann Arbor’s Muslim community began observing Ramadan this week.


Michigan Theater
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The Cinetopia Internatonal Film Festival is underway! In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the festival and all the movies coming to the big screen this weekend.


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The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has received gold medal recognition for its sustainability efforts.  


Creative Commons

 Ann Arbor cyclists will lead a memorial ride to honor the victims of a deadly vehicle crash in Kalamazoo.


WikiCommons

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month.  The VA Hospital in Ann Arbor is offering help to those in need. 

 


The historic collection at the University of Michigan peony garden just inside the Nichols arboretum is about 99 percent in full bloom right now.  The hot weather last week plus heavy rain last weekend pushed blooming forward to the peak period earlier than expected.

 

 


Mayor's Green Fair
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

The City of Ann Arbor will host the 16th annual Mayor's Green Fair on Main Street Friday, June 10, 6–9 p.m. to celebrate the community's environmental leadership as exhibited by citizens, nonprofits, government, and businesses.  In this week’s “Issues of the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair talks with Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor.


WEMU

A heavily trafficked section of the Border to Border Trail will close next month for reconstruction.


Violin Monster
Lisa Barry

He's been seen playing his violin around the streets of Ann Arbor for years, and now the "Violin Monster" is going national appearing on "America's Got Talent" on NBC.

I spoke with him about the experience and he shares what he hopes to gain from the national exposure...

WikiCommons

Ann Arbor's city council is getting closer to regulating the operation of pedal pubs in the downtown area. 

 


89.1 WEMU

Summer is almost here with it comes plenty of new culinary experiences.

On this week's Art and Soul, I talk with Jessica Webster about some of the things happening in and around Ann Arbor this month.

Taste of Ann Arbor is this coming Saturday, June 4th. It's a chance to sample food from a number of different Ann Arbor restaurants.

Michigan Theater
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The long-awaited Cinetopia Film Festival officially starts this week!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the start of Cinetopia and all the movies opening this weekend.


Zingerman's Camp Bacon

It's a meat lover's dream.  Camp Bacon takes place this week in the Ann Arbor area.

Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

  The National Priorities List is the list of hazardous waste sites in the United States eligible for long-term remedial action financed under the federal Superfund program.  Currently there are 1,171 sites on the NPL, either being cleaned up or waiting for their turn.  Should Ann Arbor’s 1,4-dioxane contamination be “listed” too?  Weighing benefits against potential stigma costs is the subject of this week’s Green Room segment in our ongoing series.


WEMU

 On this week's Art & Soul, I sit down with local arts and journalist blogger Jenn McKee to talk about Shakespeare in the Arb with one of its founders, Kate Mendeloff.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

The LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor is attracting thousands of golf aficionados.  And as Memorial Day approaches, veterans are being offered resources at the event. 


Michigan Theater
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Cinetopia is only a week away!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the upcoming film festival and all the movies opening this Memorial Day weekend.


University of Michigan

A female Blanding's turtle believed to be at least 83 years old was captured by scientists at the University of Michigan E.S. George Reserve about 25 miles northwest of Ann Arbor. It is believed to be one of the oldest well documented Blanding's freshwater turtles still alive.

I spoke with the director of the University of Michigan E.S. George reserve near Pinckney, Christopher Dick.


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