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Friday, February 5th 89.1 WEMU is proud to present The Sheila Landis Quartet at The Rush Street Nightclub for our next free Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz show.  Although it has been  a while since Sheila performed at one of our shows, she has a long and rich history with WEMU.  Sheila discovered her passion for jazz singing in 1973 and has been a stalwart of Detroit jazz since the 1970s.  

Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor school district was included in a number of social media threats made to schools across the country.

Ann Arbor School Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift said they take such threats very seriously and are working with local law enforcement officials and have established emergency procedures as a precaution:
 

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A Washtenaw County fundraising drive to send clean water to Flint has raised nearly $12,000.

 

 


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Despite increased efforts at the University of Michigan to deal with sexual assaults on campus, there's been an increase in the number of incidents.


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As teachers request grants for projects from the Ann Arbor Educational Foundation, more and more of them are asking for help with special needs education.  


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Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins is away at the Sundance Film Festival.  So, Michigan Theater spokesperson Amanda Bynum stopped by the WEMU studios to talk movies and the movie business with WEMU's David Fair in this week's installment of 'Cinema Chat.'


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The Ann Arbor City Council and Mayor Christopher Taylor will receive a modest raise in pay this year.

 


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As it continues to stay cold, more and more homeless people are using shelters in Washtenaw County.


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A beloved member of the downtown Ann Arbor community has passed away.


More than 50 local restaurants are coming together this week to celebrate Ann Arbor Restaurant Week.

It's a twice-a-year celebration of Ann Arbor's dining scene in which participating businesses offer meals at fixed prices as a way to attract customers and encourage more residents to sample local cuisine.


Ann Arbor Art Center

Art and Soul is a monthly review of visual arts activities around Washtenaw County with Lisa Barry and Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Included in the discussion is an upcoming event called, "GIG The Art of Michigan Music," an event featuring concert photography, GIG posters and shirt designs at the Ann Arbor Art Center.

A University of Michigan biologist says Ann Arbor’s public debate over culling deer in the city is missing an important issue.

 


 

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After receiving recommendations from the Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission, some Ann Arbor city council members want to make improvements to the police department.  


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The city of Ann Arbor has chosen its new community services area administrator.

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There will be an informational meeting next week on a major construction project planned for the M-14 freeway affecting the Ann Arbor area commute.  
 


Huron Valley Humane Society

Protesters in Ann Arbor are not giving up as the city moves forward with a deer cull this winter.


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As the first full week of the New Year gets underway, the Mayor of Ann Arbor has released a "year in review" touching on a number of issues important to city residents. 


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Best wishes one and all for a Happy New Year!  Make sure you are setting aside the time needed to see all the award nominated films from 2015 as well as all the top films chosen by national movie critics. WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins cover it for you as part of "Cinema Chat." 


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Good food is great all on its own.  Good music is, too.  Put them together and sometimes you'll find yourself with a unique experience and a night to remember. And it's happening at a popular, local destination.


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The holidays are here, and that means unwrapping gifts, cooking and eating a lot of food and dealing with holiday decorations. The result? Good times, and a lot of trash.  for a more sustainable Christmas, give a listen to this week's 'Issues of the Environment.' David Fair talks with Recycle Ann Arbor's Outreach and Zero Waste Coordinator Christine Chessler-Stull about having a 'greener' holiday. 


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The award season buzz is picking up in Hollywood! Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins and WEMU's David Fair  cover the industry news and preview the movies in our area of the holiday weekend. It's 'Cinema Chat!'


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The Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor and Vicinity is inviting residents of other faiths to attend an open house and prayer service at the group’s mosque this Sunday. 891 WEMU's Amanda LeClaire reports.

 

 

  

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The Ann Arbor Board of Education Wednesday night voted to continue tapping into the area's business and education engine, and continue its schools of choice program. 

“Well, Ann Arbor, as you know, is an economic hub of the region. It’s really a destination. 60,000 folks drive in each day for either work or higher ed.” 

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 Don’t bother bringing the skies or snow shovel out of the garage yet. Unseasonably warm weather will continue for at least the next few weeks in Southeast Michigan.


Detroit Police Department

The City of Ann Arbor is starting over in looking for a new police chief, after James White who had accepted the position changed his mind and is staying on as assitant Detroit police chief. 

Ann Arbor Mayor Chrisopher Taylor says they're "moving forward" since getting the news in an email from White.

"We were all looking forward to James White's service as police chief of Ann Arbor, so yes we are disappointed. We are fortunate however to have an outstanding, experienced and respected interim chief," Taylor says. 

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