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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.


Asphalt
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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.


Gun Lake Tribe
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An agreement about casino profits has been struck between a West Michigan tribe and the state government. 


Lisa Barry

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.


City of Ann Arbor Logo
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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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The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area will host a forum tonight for the Democratic candidates running for State Representative of the 54th District.

 


Straight ticket voting
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has taken the first step to appeal a court decision that lifted the state’s ban on voters using the straight-ticket option to vote for an entire party’s slate of candidates on the November ballot. 


Ann Arbor School Board Slate
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Jeff Gaynor, Harmony Mitchell, and Hunter Van Valkenburgh have announced their candidacy for the Ann Arbor Schools Board of Education as a slate. 


Kevin Jardine

Kevin Jardine is running to represent Michigan's 54th District in the State House.  This is Kevin's submission to the WEMU "Soapbox Summer" series.


Roundabout
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As more and more roundabouts are added on local roadways, Washtenaw County officials want to make sure motorists are clear on how to use them.  


Air Conditioner
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Recent, extremely, hot weather means high energy bills and stress on local utilities.  Here's what can be done to lower costs and avoid any heat-related utility problems.


Washtenaw County Democratic Party

Delegates from across the country are in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, and Washtenaw County is represented.

 


Courtesy Photo / City of Flint

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


Gregory Peoples

Gregory Peoples is running to represent Michigan's 54th District in the State House.  This is Gregory's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.


Kevin Leeser

Kevin Leeser is running to represent the city's 5th Ward on Ann Arbor City Council.  This is Kevin's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.


Deadline is 07/29/16

First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor
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For the first time in it 57-year history, the Ann Arbor Art Fairs will include a Sunday.


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More than 500 people attended Thursday night's town hall forum on policing and community relations at Eastern Michigan University.  It was moderated by WEMU.  Panelists included a representative from Black Lives Matter, the ACLU of Michigan, and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office. It also featured the organizers of the event, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton and 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. 


School Districts Receive Waivers To Start Early

Jul 22, 2016
Classroom
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Students might need to change their Labor Day weekend plans.  This fall, 50 school districts will have a new, earlier start date.  


Voting Booths
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Voters in Michigan will be allowed to use the straight-ticket voting option on the November ballot. 


David Leyton
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The Genesee County prosecutor is asking judges to make sure two dozen felons sentenced as juveniles to life without parole don’t have a chance at freedom.  That’s despite two US Supreme Court decisions that struck down juvenile lifer laws like Michigan’s.

Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

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 15th of our series on 1,4-dioxane, Barbara Lucas looks at other ways people can be exposed to this chemical of emerging concern.


Anne Brown

Anne Brown is running to represent Michigan's 54th State House District.  This is Anne's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.


Dr. Bob Quinn, professor, author and positive public speaker, joins me once again to talk about "All Things Positive."

Michigan Theater
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The Ann Arbor Art Fair kicks off today, but there's always time to catch a flick while you're out there!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the Art Fair, the movie business, and all the films coming to the big screen this weekend.


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