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Five major health risks in Michigan will increase due to climate change.

 

 

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Ypsilanti Community Schools' Grizzly Robotics team will compete in a national  contest this week. 


University of Michigan

To spank or not spank your children:  It's a debate that has gone on among parents for years, but there's a new study that weighs in heavily on one side.

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 the Los Gatos at Rush Street in Ann Arbor on May 8th at 5:01 pm sharp.

 

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You're the head of athletics at a mid-major university, and the football team has been struggling.  29 years without a conference title, 21 years since the last winning season.  Conversations on campus range from eliminating football to dropping a level to Division II. That's the situation facing Eastern Michigan University's Athletic Director.  How does she respond?  We find out. 


Howard Bunsis EMU
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If HBO has it right, the Eastern Michigan University Department of Athletics has lost well over $50 million over the past two years.  That doesn't sit well with many on campus.  Now that the program "Real Sports" on HBO has highlighted EMU sports, the conversation is expanding nationwide.  We caught up with the vocal critic of athletic spending highlighted in the cable news report, Howard Bunsis.  


Ypsilanti's Water Street
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Ypsilanti officials want to clarify details of a lawsuit filed against the owner of a sculpture park at the Water Street Redevelopment Project.

Eastern Michigan University is being criticized for spending too much money on athletics and not enough of academics. 

 


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The Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office expects more registered voters this year over 2012.

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For over ten years, the cleanup criterion for 1,4-Dioxane in Michigan has been 85 ppb.  This is in spite of the fact that in 2010, the EPA in recommended 3.5 ppb as the screening level for a one in 100,000 cancer risk. Finally, the Michigan DEQ has proposed a safer limit:  7.2 ppb.  Today—Earth Day—WEMU’s “The Green Room” looks a how this may affect Ann Arbor’s groundwater cleanup.


EMU Graduates
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It's a rite of passage on Sunday as Eastern Michigan University holds its Spring Commencement


Ann Arbor Green Burial Network
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It's "Earth Day" today, and a local organization is using the day to bring attention to "green burials."   


Wendy Wright

"Barefoot in the Park" plays April 21st-24th at the Arthur Miller Theatre on the University of Michigan campus presented by the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with cast member Ellen Finch and director Wendy Wright about the production.


Scott Menzel
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The Washtenaw Intermediate School District will ask voters in the May 3rd election to approve a special education millage.


Eastern Michigan University

To help spark interest among girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Eastern Michigan University will host a conference on April 22nd called "Digital Divas."

 


Driveway
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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled drinking too much and operating a car in a driveway doesn’t amount to illegal drunk driving.


Mlive's life and culture writer and host of WEMU's "In Crowd," Jessica Webster shares details of the lineup of the 37th Detroit Jazz Festival. The festival takes place Labor Day Weekend, and is spread between stages at Detroit's Hart Plaza and Campus Martius from September 2 - 5.

Michigan Theater
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The climate continues to warm up outside and in the movie theater.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the films coming to the big screen this weekend.


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Susana Bernabe-Ramirez and her sixteen-year old daughter from Washtenaw County are two undocumented immigrants who are scheduled to be deported on April 29th. 


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Marijuana advocates are gathering in Detroit Wednesday for "National Weed Day."  

Eastern Michigan University

The school year is almost over, and many college graduates are getting ready to look for their first real job.  Unfortunately, that search is being made even tougher thanks to a recent increase in phishing scams.

Flint Water
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Two state water quality experts and a Flint utility official face criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis.


Gillian Ream Gainsley
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Public transportation in Washtenaw County is growing. The AAATA is expanding service beginning in May, and increased rail service may be on the horizon.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Gillian Ream Gainsley, Ypsilanti representative for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, about how these transportation methods may impact the local environment.


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet on April 20th, and a millage proposal is on the agenda.


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