Ann Arbor

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Ann Arbor's interim city administrator will present a $370 million budget to City Council on Monday for the 2017 fiscal year.


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Selection of a new city administrator in Ann Arbor is in the home stretch.

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The Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission will host an anti-bullying forum tomorrow in Ann Arbor.  

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The 2016 Cinetopia Film Festival is just around the corner.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater program director Ruth Lednicer discuss the movie business and all the movies coming to theaters this weekend.

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Earth Day is officially April 22nd, but there's a big local celebration taking place this coming weekend.  

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Ann Arbor is a good place for women in the workplace, according to a new report.

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Countless people's lives are saved everyday thanks to the efforts of emergency dispatchers.

They're the person on the other end of the phone when you call 9-1-1.

To honor their service, April 10-16 has been named National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

I recently had a chance to talk with Dan Blaszkiewicz, an emergency dispatcher with Huron Valley Ambulance in Ann Arbor.

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Community High School was started in 1972 with some radical ideas, enthusiastic teachers, and a reclaimed elementary school building in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The concept was based on a “school without walls” approach where the city could serve as the classroom.  Students were encouraged to design their own courses and take responsibility for their education.  There was no prom, no cafeteria, no sports teams, an AntiZebra anti-mascot, and students called teachers by their first names.

I spoke with local independent filmmaker and video producer Donald Harrison behind the documentary about Ann Arbor's "Community High School."

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A major high school robotics competition is taking place today and tomorrow in Ann Arbor. 

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When people hear about "water problems" they're paying very close attention these days especially in light of what is going on in Flint.

Ann Arbor City officials just announced a major sewer overload situation that spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into a tributary of the Huron River.

I spoke with the city's water quality manager Jennifer Lawson about what happened...


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A proposal to increase the hours of parking meter enforcement in downtown Ann Arbor is causing a stir online and in the community today.

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Executive Director & Artistic Director Amy Nesbitt sat down with WEMU's Linda Yohn earlier this week to talk about the schedule and hear some music from some of the acts scheduled to appear.

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A fixture in the Ann Arbor arts scene will soon step down. 

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The city of Ann Arbor will host its last Sustainable Forum of the season this evening, and they will discuss what our county may look like in the year 2040.  

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Have an opinion about the recent deer cull in Ann Arbor?  City officials want to hear feedback from residents.

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Washtenaw County will soon become the first in the state to pledge to end victim-blaming in sexual assault cases. 


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Roundabouts are becoming a common sight along Washtenaw County's roads, but many people still struggle to use them.


As part of a series of thought provoking books for personal empowerment and improved work outcomes, the CEO and co-founder of Zingerman's, Ari Weinzweig, is about to release a new book, "The Power of Beliefs at Work."  He will also be speaking early Wednesday morning April 6th as part of the Zing Train speaker series about the ideas he learned after years of research.

Weinzweig spoke with me about the "beliefs of which one approaches a situation."

Creative Many

The creative sector in Washtenaw County employs more than 6,000 people and more than 25,000 statewide.




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Ann Arbor's City Council and the Downtown Development Authority will discuss possible modifications to their parking agreement tonight.  

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The outdoor festival season in Ann Arbor kicks off tonight with the tenth annual FestiFools celebration.

Regional Transit Holds Public Meeting In Ann Arbor

Apr 1, 2016

The future of regional mass transit was the topic at a meeting in downtown Ann Arbor Thursday night.


For a gift of $100, you and a guest will receive film tickets for two to see a special screening of Miles Ahead Ann Arbor premier, plus admission to a special pre-show reception at the Necto Nightclub (across from Michigan Theater) from 5 to 6:30 p.m on Thursday, April 21, 2016. The reception will feature light snacks, a cash bar, music from Big Fun, a 5 piece band led by Mark Kirschenman and Stephen Rush, and a special souvenir ($50 for one ticket and admission if you're unable to commit to a pair of tickets).

Fact:  Trumpeter Ingrid Racine has released her first CD of original tunes and arrangements as a leader – Concentric Circles.  Opinion:  This is modern jazz of the highest order placing Ingrid Racine in the company of fellow modern trumpet improvisers Eddie Henderson, Ingrid Jensen, Wallace Roney and Sean Jones.  

Fact:  WEMU is proud to present Ingrid and her quartet featuring guitarist Chuck Newsome, bassist Ben Rolston and drummer Rob Avsharian at our next free Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz Show at Rush Street Nightclub Friday April 1st at 5:01 PM sharp.  

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  It's down to the final four for the Ann Arbor city administrator's job.