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University of Michigan
8:31 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Fans Mostly Well-Behaved After UofM Loss to Louisville

The majority of the disappointed University of Michigan fans behaved well following last night's loss in the NCAA championship game.  However, several small fires were set in student neighborhoods.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Support WEMU
3:59 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

VIDEO: Esperanza Spalding on the Importance of Supporting Public Radio Stations like WEMU

"Without Public Radio there is no music" -Esperanza Spalding

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Environment
3:42 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Ypsilanti Makes First Cut For Solar Array

Credit PNNL- Creative Commons

The city of Ypsilanti has made the first cut in the effort to be home to a four million dollar DTE Energy solar array. 

City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a lease and easement for the project, part of the next phase in the selection process. 

DTE Energy is looking for a place to install a one-point-three megawatt solar array, and the city has proposed locating the array on four-and-a-half acres of land that once served as a landfill, north of I-94 and east of Huron Street.

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Washtenaw County
8:35 am
Thu April 4, 2013

County Considers Expanded Mental Health Services

Washtenaw County is considering the expansion of community support treatment services to help meet the needs of a growing number of people receiving mental illness and substance abuse services.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the plan.

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Downtown Development
8:32 am
Thu April 4, 2013

DDA Calls Revenue Reduction Plan 'Confusing'

A lack of clarity is one of many concerns Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board members have over a proposed ordinance amendment that would limit the amount of tax revenue the DDA can collect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Support Public Radio
12:15 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Make Your Pet's Cuteness Public

Which pet will win?

This spring WEMU is taking community investment even further by partnering with the Humane Society of Huron Valley for our spring fundraising campaign. HSHV does incredible work in rescuing unwanted pets and placing them in loving homes. Now you can support them through your support of WEMU. 

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Education
9:34 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Ann Arbor School Board Considers Ways to Cut Lengthy Meetings

With regular meetings typically running past midnight, the Ann Arbor school board is considering some changes to make the board more efficient.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Humane Society of Huron Valley
9:31 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Cats Make Spring a Busy Time for Humane Society

The Humane Society of Huron Valley is almost always a busy place, but things really pick up in the spring.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Environment
9:26 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Issues of the Environment: Waste Reduction at WCC

This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines Washtenaw Community College's efforts to reduce, recycle, and now, compost.  Our guest is WCC's Facilities Maintenance Manager, Barry Wilkens.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:24 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Ann Arbor Council Moves to Cut DDA Revenue

Ann Arbor's city council has approved the first reading of proposed ordinance amendments that will impact the Downtown Development Authority.  Council voted 7 to 3 Monday night to send the amendments to a second reading.  Hear more from 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ypsilanti
9:20 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Rutherford Pool Project Nearing Fundraising Goal

The start of construction on the re-building of Ypsilanti's Rutherford pool is so close you can almost hear the sounds of folks enjoying a cool dip on a hot summer day.  But as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, work won't begin until $51,000 is raised. 

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:06 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Council Approves Review of Downtown Zoning

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a resolution outlining what specifically it wants the planning commission to review about downtown zoning.  Details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County
9:03 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Washtenaw County Second in SE Michigan for Organ and Tissue Donor Registry

Credit Creative Commons- M. Martilla

When it comes to the percentage of adults registered as organ and tissue donors, Washtenaw County is second only to Lenawee County.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/gift-of-life  

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Live Jazz
6:24 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Jazz is Alive at EMU

Renowned area drummer Sean Dobbins

Jazz   Is   Alive!  Benefit   Concert   &   Dance

7pm   Saturday,   April   6th   at   the   EMU   Student   Center   Ballroom

 

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New Music
6:13 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

James Hunter Tops WEMU's Sweet Sixteen

New / old school soul sensation James Hunter tops WEMU’s Sweet Sixteen with Minute By Minute from March 18th through the 24th. It’s been five years since Hunter released a new CD.

 

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Washtenaw Community College
9:09 am
Mon April 1, 2013

WCC Students Get Chance at Tuition Break

Washtenaw Community College students who act quickly enough won't have to pay more for classes next fall.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
9:22 am
Fri March 29, 2013

The Green Room: Green Burials

In-depth report on 'green burials'.

Being environmentally responsible, even in death.  A fascinating look at 'green burials' on The Green Room from WEMU.

Local Business
9:19 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Last Day for Herb David Guitar Studio

Ann Arbor area music lovers are saying goodbye to the Herb David Guitar Studio, which closes its doors for the last time on Saturday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:16 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Board Sets Standards and Principles

The Ann Arbor school board has approved a statement of standards and principles it expects board members to meet.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Movies and more
10:15 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Cinema Chat: Love and Honor, the Oscars, Bond, Star Wars and more

Oscars moving for the Olympics; New Star Wars news; new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Amanda Bynum is Director of Programming and Education at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. 

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Environment
11:12 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Issues of the Environment: Fair Food Systems

Find out more about fair food systems on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.  Our guest is Oran Hesterman, who discusses fair food systems in Washtenaw County, and some of the ways in which the county is working to provide equitable access to sustainable foods for all residents.

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Education
8:23 am
Wed March 27, 2013

WCC Faculty Protests VP Firing

The President of Washtenaw Community College and school's faculty agree that better communication is needed at the school, but how to achieve that remains a question.  Faculty members spoke out at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting in the wake of the dismissal of Vice-President for Instruction, Stuart Blacklaw.  

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Local News
5:43 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Movie with Local Connections Opens Friday at Michigan Theater

Credit Deep Blue Pictures, LLC

"Love and Honor", a movie with many connections to the Ann Arbor community, opens Friday at the Michigan Theater.

The movie marks the directorial debut of Danny Mooney, an Ann Arbor actor and filmmaker who graduated from Pioneer High School and the University of Michigan.

Much of the film was shot in Ann Arbor.  It tells the story of a soldier who gets a "Dear John" letter while serving in Vietnam.  He and his buddy decide to travel halfway around the world to return to Ann Arbor in the hopes of changing the girl's mind.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:23 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Ann Arbor Council Approves AFSCME Contract

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a new four-year deal with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees local 369 just before the state's new right-to-work law takes effect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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