Ann Arbor

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A community favorite was honored with the unveiling of a memorial sculpture Wednesday evening at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market .

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Bees have always been beneficial to our ecosystem, but their numbers have declined significantly in recent years. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Eileen Dickinson, representative for the group "Bee Town Ann Arbor," about ways to protect the bee population.

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On Saturday, the city of Ann Arbor hosted another international soccer match . As you might imagine, the event brought out a huge crowd.

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Ann Arbor still has plenty of summer activities left for you, especially in the realm of performing arts. This week, blogger Jenn McKee and I spoke with Ann Arbor Summer Festival executive director Amy Nesbitt about David Dimitri's "one-man circus" which is coming to Ann Arbor in August.

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The dog days of summer keep on coming, but so do the movies at 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 flicks heading to the big screen this weekend.

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A charter amendment proposal to renew a sidewalk repair and bridge construction millage will appear on the ballot next week in Ann Arbor.

National Health Service Corps

The National Health Service Corps is helping bring in doctors to medically underserved areas of Washtenaw County through a special program.


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With the increase in social media, is the art of interpersonal communication being lost? I spoke with Michael Angelo Caruso , an expert on human communication, about some of the strategies that can be used to deepen relationships.

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The city of Ann Arbor recently passed a ban on coal tar sealants for repairing asphalt. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Rebecca Esselman, watershed planner for the Huron River Watershed Council, about the environment impacts of the ban and why Michigan should consider expanding the ban statewide.

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Michigan author Patti Smith explains the 45-year history of Ann Arbor's original food co-op , which began in 1971. Her new book, titled A History of Ann Arbor's Food Co-op, explains how the community-based food market evolved from a volunteer collection of six items for sale to where it is today.

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Ann Arbor residents are being asked to weigh in on the city's "Parks and Open Space Plan" concerning the future of the city's parks and recreation system.

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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 15 th 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.

Townie Street Party
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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.

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