Metro-Dispatch provides police dispatching services for the Sheriff's Office, Ann Arbor Police Department, Huron Area Metro Parks Police, Michigan State Police, Northfield Township Police and the Ypsilanti Police Department, while providing non-emergency and emergency 911 services to the citizens of Washtenaw County. On average, Metro Dispatch handles in excess of 1000 emergency and non-emergency calls every day.
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Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says the first six months of the county providing dispatch services to the city of Ann Arbor has gone better than anticipated. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Sustaining our food future through aquaculture. Jim Diana is a Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Author Tim Wise says most Americans celebrate a sanitized, whitewashed version of Martin Luther King Jr., not the radical advocate for social justice he really was. Wise gave the keynote address at Monday's MLK Day celebration at Eastern Michigan University. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Thursday night's public forum on the qualities folks want to see in a superintendent for the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district was slightly better attended than Wednesday night's meeting on possible names for the district. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
It is no surprise that "Elemental" the new CD by conguero/composer Alberto Nacif and his magnificent ensemble "Aguanko" topped WEMU's "Sweet Sixteen" from January 7th through the 13th. We will always support great regional talent along with international music figures, but Alberto Nacif means more to WEMU than just great regional talent: he is family. Today's "Cuban Fantasy" program on Saturdays at 7PM grew out of an interview that Alberto did with evening jazz host Michael G.
Governor Snyder delivered his third state-of-the-state address Wednesday night. Washtenaw County State Senator Rebekah Warren was on hand for the speech and says while the Governor offered some good ideas, there was a lot he failed to address as well. Warren spoke with WEMU's David Fair.
The Ann Arbor school board has again elected Deb Mexicotte to serve as board President. The board also tweaked a couple of policies at its organizational meeting Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
A local state legislator says he'll be closely watching Governor Snyder's state-of-the-state address tonight, hoping to hear a plan for more help for struggling local governments. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
January is radon awareness month. Washtenaw County environmental educator Angela Parsons is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. She explains the dangers of radon and why you might want to have your home tested for the cancer-causing gas.
Ann Arbor's city council has begun discussions on the Downtown Development Authority's proposal for the redevelopment of city-owned surface parking lots. City council and the DDA held a joint meeting Monday night and much of the talk surrounded the connection William Street project. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
This winter's flu outbreak has prompted three Grand Rapids hospitals to ask visitors who are sick to go home and come back when they're well. There are no such restrictions in place locally so far. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
The city of Ypsilanti is the first community enrolled in the Better Buildings for Michigan program to reach 200 homes that have had an energy audit through the program. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.