Ann Arbor

WEMU's David Fair  talks with Will Hathaway about the ongoing discussions of how best to use the land above Ann Arbor's new, underground parking structure. Hathaway is a member of the "Library Green Conservancy"

Comment Anonymity

Aug 2, 2012

A newspaper in the State of Washington is fighting a right to privacy battle. It's an effort to preserve the anonymity of a person who posted a disparaging comment on the paper's website.  Does that happen here at home? WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the policy at Ann Arbor-dot-com does allow for anonymous posts, and it is a frequent topic of conversation in the newsroom.

Primary election day is less than a week away. In Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward, voters will choose between Incumbent Tony Derezinksi  and his challenger, Sally Hart Peterson. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has a look at the Democratic candidates.

Voters in Ann Arbor's First Ward will decide next week who will replace Sandi Smith on City Council. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

A2 2nd Ward Forum

Aug 1, 2012

Voters in Ann Arbor's  Second Ward got another chance to see the two candidates on next week's primary ballot discuss the issues. WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.

A long vacant house near downtown Ann Arbor is finally getting torn down, and city officials hope a rain garden on the site will help reduce some of the flooding issues in the area. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

Ann Arbor middle school students who participate in

after-school programs will still have busing options in

the fall.  

Ann Arbor officials hold public hearing to detail myriad options for improving the South State Street corridor.

For the third week in a row, the local all-star Latin jazz band, Tumbao Bravo has topped WEMU's airplay list with "Casa Versailles".  Their CD release concert will be this Saturday at Kerrytown Concert House.  We have details about the show in the "events" and "datebook" section of this website.  This group is just one example of the outstanding musicians who live and work in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and the Detroit area.  It is an honor to play their music on WEMU and support our fantastic music community.

Special kids section at the original Ann Arbor street art fair

lets children make their own artwork.

An Ann Arbor couple who've been selling their works at

the art fairs for 39 years say this year is their last.

Chelsea artist offers workshops to show others how

to take images like the ones he sells at art fairs.

Visitors to this year's Ann Arbor Art Fairs get to see the

creative process in action.

WEMU's Andrew Cluley scopes out free music at this

year's Ann Arbor Art Fairs.

New Way to Help Homeless During A2 Art Fairs

Jul 18, 2012

Visitors to this year's Ann Arbor art fairs can use their

cell phones to help the homeless.

Ann Arbor's city council votes 10 to 1 to delay proposed

charter amendment covering city-owned parkland.

Ann Arbor's city council names John Seto as the city's

new police chief.

The Ann Arbor District Library Board has decided to

place a bond issue on the November ballot to build a

brand new library.

Ann Arbor officials celebrated the grand opening of a

new underground parking structure with music, cake,

classic cars, and more.

Sally Hart Peterson hoping to unseat incumbent

Anthony Derezinski in August primary.

Sumi  Kailasapathy and Eric Sturgis are campaining

to replace Sandi Smith on Ann Arbor's city council.

Perhaps their "Top Of The Park" show for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival on July 4th helped propel them to the number one spot in WEMU's "Sweet Sixteen", but they likely would have achieved the spot without the show. We at WEMU love highlighting local artists, and this ensemble of musicians from Ann Arbor, Brighton and Detroit is simply one of the best. Every member is a leader in his own right. We are especially proud of their conga player, Dr. Alberto Nacif, former host of "Cuban Fantasy" until Marc Taras took over for him.

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority will

host party at new underground structure.

Two city council members want to amend city charter

to require voter approval of any parkland sale.

AATA hopes to get planning commission approval

later this month.

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