A new book examines the conditions for restaurant workers and how they can make eating out less healthy. The author of "Behind the Kitchen Door" spoke at the Homegrown Local Food Summit. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The city of Ypsilanti will be represented on a committee created to make collaboration between the city, Ypsilanti Township, and Eastern Michigan University more efficient. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor's city council has postponed a decision on placing a six-month moratorium on site plan approvals in the downtown area. Council voted unanimously to wait two weeks before making a decision on the proposed moratorium, plus a review of D-1 and D-2 zoning, and reconvening the design guidelines task force. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Disagreement Tuesday night over the issue of hoop houses and greenhouses nearly scuttled legislation before Ypsilanti's city council designed to expand urban gardening opportunities. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
This year, Eastern Michigan University has the largest number of students living on campus in nearly a decade, and EMU's Board of Regents has approved room and board rate increases for next fall. Details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County officials expect another drop in delinquent property taxes this year. Later this week, county commissioners are expected to approve an annual resolution to establish the delinquent tax revolving fund. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
A pilot program designed to encourage more Eastern Michigan University employees to live in the city of Ypsilanti has been so successful, it's getting a second year of funding. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor school board members say they're frustrated with a program designed to help students who can achieve at high levels, but who may not have all of the support structures needed to reach their potential. District officials say the "Rising Scholars" program is now headed in the right direction. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
José James is simply beyond category. No Beginning No End is a culmination of his career and life weaving threads of jazz, balladry, R&B, classic and neo-soul plus hip-hop into a sensual stream of consciousness.
Ann Arbor's Skyline high school students, parents, and teachers say the school's trimester schedule is an important part of Skyline's culture. They spoke out against a possible switch to semesters at Wednesday night's school board meeting. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has stepped up several services linking downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Much of the service increase was in preparation for a county-wide transit authority. Now, with the county-wide plan stopped, the AATA is looking to expand its partnership with Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The status and future of public transportation in Washtenaw County is the topic of this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest is Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Chair Yousef Rabhi.