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The federal government plans to end the Clean Power Plan, and that may have negative consequences on the environment.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Kindra Weid, Coalition Coordinator for MI Air MI Health, about how Southeast Michigan's air quality could be impacted by this executive action.


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In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Dr. Gillian Miller, Senior Scientist for HealthyStuff.org, to discuss avoiding toxic chemicals or environmentally hazardous substances when shopping for gifts.  


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Nicola’s Books presents CNN’s Van Jones on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:30 PM at the Rogel Ballroom at the Michigan Union.  Tickets must be purchased for this event.  89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke to him in advance of his local appearance.


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Another Democrat entered the ring for Michigan’s Attorney General Thursday. 


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By the end of 2017, the American Center for Mobility facility in Ypsilanti Township is expected to be up and running.  It will serve as testing facility for autonomous vehicles.  And as the North American International Auto Show is underway in Detroit, several of its participants spoke about the future of the center.


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Michigan voters had reservations about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and concerns about the economy during the election Tuesday.  Here's a look at preliminary results from exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research in Michigan.

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The presidential candidates and their surrogates swung through Michigan on the final day before the polls opened.

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President Barack Obama made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Monday at the University of Michigan's Fisher baseball stadium. 
 


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There is only one more day until voters hit the polls, and the “Get Out the Vote” campaigns continue.

Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder’s administration and Republicans in the Legislature are at odds over how to pay for the Medicaid program.


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Three Michigan politicians will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention this week.  


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Federal agencies could soon catch up to Washtenaw County when it comes to hiring individuals who have been incarcerated.

 

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President Obama flew from Washington to Flint Wednesday to meet with families affected by the city’s drinking water crisis, to check in on relief efforts, and to reassure residents that their problems are fixable, even if it’s not right away.


Karen Weaver
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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver will return to Lansing for a second day today to meet with legislative leaders.


Bernie Sanders
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is taking aim at free trade deals like NAFTA and the recent Trans Pacific Partnership. He says they’ve cost the country millions of jobs. And he says it’s a critical difference between him and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    

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Governor Rick Snyder is asking the Obama Administration to change its mind and declare a major disaster in Flint.  


Bill Schuette
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced his office will investigate the Flint water crisis.  


Dr. Max Wicha
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Almost everyone  has been touched by cancer either themselves or through a friend or family member.  A renowned University of Michigan cancer researcher, Dr. Max Wicha was just appointed to the National Cancer Advisory board by President Barack Obama.  

B.B. King
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Watch President Obama join in on "Sweet Home Chicago" at In Performance at the White House: Red, White & Blues, courtesy of PBS.

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President Barack Obama's executive action protects up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation for at least two years. It's unclear how the local immigrant population will react.


President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 9:00 PM ET from the White House.

He will outline his administration's strategy for fighting the militant group, ISIS. WEMU will provide live anchored special coverage hosted by NPR's Robert Siegel that will include the President's speech and analysis.

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Zingerman' Co-founder Honored With 'Champions Of Change' Award  

The White House today will honor Paul Saginaw at a ceremony in Washington. he is among those being recognized with a 'Champions of Change' award.

Saginaw is co-founder of the Zingerman's community of businesses. During a visit to Ann Arbor in April, President Barack Obama praised Saginaw for paying his restaurant workers above minimum wage.  

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President Barack Obama got a positive response from University of Michigan students as he discussed a hike in the minimum wage.


President Obama To Visit Ann Arbor Wednesday

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President Barack Obama will visit Ann Arbor next week to tout his plan for hiking the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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  Governor Rick Snyder says he is eager to get a decision from the federal government on his plan to boost immigration in Detroit.

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