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89.1 WEMU is looking to expand our local news department with the addition of a Part Time Reporter.  Initially this person would be the interim local host for NPR's All Things Considered (4p-7p weekdays) and would transition to the duties listed below once that position has been listed and filled.  WEMU is a mixed format (music/news), NPR affiliated, public radio station licensed to the Board of Regents of Eastern Michigan University.

Marty Shichtman
Eastern Michigan University

Martin Shichtman, professor of English language and literature at Easter Michigan University, recently won the Michigan Council for the Social Studies College Educator of the Year award for developing a summer Holocaust seminar for teachers. 

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  89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman. Join us for a 5:01 celebration of music featuring Bob Mervak & Isabel Nelson Friday, February 6th.

There has been plenty of reaction to Michigan governor Rick Snyder's 2015 'State of the State' address.   

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Governor Rick Snyder last night delivered his 5th State of the State Address on Tuesday evening. The Republican touched on a number of topics and even took a swipe at Washington. Still, he had to spend time discussing what was left undone last year that he wants accomplished in 2015. 


Simple and easy resolutions for 2015 to make your home, community and yourself a better environmental steward. In this week's 'Issues of the Environment', David Fair talks with Ecology center Environmental Coordinator MacKenzie Maxwell about simple simple and inexpensive steps for better sustainability. 


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University of Michigan

'Brownwashing', as it is called, isn't what one would expect.

Martin Luther King, Jr. at Hill Auditorium
U-M Bentley Historical Library

Many feel the holiday should solely look to the past.

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If you’re curious about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thoughts on jazz, you’re not alone. For decades, people have speculated as to his affections for the music, especially given that during the mid-1960s, jazz was becoming increasingly aligned with the Civil Rights Movement in the hands of artists like Nina Simone and drummer Max Roach. But as for King’s own thoughts on jazz?

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As 2015 develops, so will WEMU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. We began broadcasting at 10 watts to EMU dormitories in 1965 and are now the award-winning and nationally recognized NPR, news, jazz and blues service you know and depend on.

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The refinancing is contingent, however.

Stephen Kunselman
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Council member says recall isn't about what he's done, but rather a push for homeless encampments.

City of Ann Arbor
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After residents raise concerns, debate on the topic can be useful.

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Three-day effort to draw together experts in design, public health, and engineering, among other fields.

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Ypsilanti Mayor, Amanda Edmonds, thinks economic development should solely focus on the new.

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Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission to determine the most efficient way to keep drainage operational.

SCOTUS Agrees To Rule On Same-Sex Marriage

Jan 16, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take same-sex marriage cases from Michigan and three other states. The high court will decide this term whether the states' bans are constitutional. 

All four same-sex marriage petitions from Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky.

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Mexicotte would like to begin to transition leadership to other board members.

Review is in response to nationwide concerns about police actions.

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation to provide matching funds, if goal is met on time.

One final push is being made to raise the funds necessary to re-open Ypsilanti's Freighthouse, this year. The Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse hope to raise$50k by the end of February, through a crowdfunding campaign. 

Ann Arbor Public Schools
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Ann Arbor Public Schools looking to join Dexter High School and Washtenaw International High School as International Baccalaureate option.

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Ruling takes effect in 21 days, unless a higher court overturns the decision.

A federal judge says Michigan must recognize the marriages of 300 gay and lesbian couples that were performed last March. They were all married the day after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, but before an appeals court put the order on hold.  Judge Mark Goldsmith says the marriages were legal and must be recognized by the state. His order takes effect in 21 days.

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