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County Services
8:40 am
Thu February 16, 2012

HSHV Will Provide Animal Control Services for County

After months of discussion over costs, the Humane Society of Huron Valley and Washtenaw County have reached agreement on animal control services at least through the end of this year.

Movies and more
8:37 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Cinema Chat

Oscars coming up, film festival winding down, and a tremendous variety of special screenings coming your way on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Public Safety
8:54 am
Wed February 15, 2012

New Police Recruiting Program for AAPD

A pilot program for Ann Arbor's police department could give the department a pool of potential new officers.  The new program is part of the city's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013.

Environment
8:50 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Growing the local food movement.  Our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU is Jane Bush, owner of Apple Schram Orchard near Lansing, and a business development consultant for food and farm systems.

City Funding
9:24 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Better News for A2 City Budget

Preliminary discussions indicate fiscal year 2013 could be a good one for the city of Ann Arbor's finances.

Public Affairs
9:22 am
Tue February 14, 2012

The Lynn Rivers Show

This week, the Lynn Rivers Show focuses on the financial plight of Michigan's cities.  

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Business
10:35 am
Mon February 13, 2012

A2 Print Companies Merge

Two long-time Ann Arbor book printing companies have merged in an effort to better serve their customers and face the printing industry's digital future.

Education
11:39 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Board Meetings to Go Paperless

The Ann Arbor school board is going to transition to paperless meetings.

Education
8:41 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Districts Create Education Alliance

New organization will bring together K-12 leaders from throughout Washtenaw County.

Movies and more
8:39 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Cinema Chat

More Film Festivals than you can count!  New openings downtown, and new releases too.  Cinema Chat from WEMU features the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

City Funding
9:26 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Debt Millage and Income Tax Headed for May Ballot

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a Water Street debt millage issue for the May ballot, along with first reading of a city income tax question that would be decided by voters at the same time.

Wastewater Treatment
9:23 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Council OK's Treatment Plant Upgrade Project

Ann Arbor's city council approves tentative $93 million contract to replace part of treatment plant that's been offline since 2006.

Environment
9:18 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Issues of the Environment

More on oil and gas exploration in Washtenaw County.  Our guest this week is Jeffrey Cook, the President of Southwestern Oil Company based in Greenville, Michigan, and Chairman of the Michigan Oil and Gas Producers Education Foundation.

Public Affairs
9:15 am
Wed February 8, 2012

The Lynn Rivers Show

The case that gave the Supreme Court its muscle:  Marbury vs. Madison.  Our guests are Eastern Michigan University History Professor John McCurdy, and EMU History Professor emeritus Michael Homel.

Education
9:13 am
Tue February 7, 2012

School Board Asked to Partner on New Charter School

The Ypsilanti school board is being asked to consider partnering on a new charter middle school.

Transportation
9:11 am
Tue February 7, 2012

A2 Council Again Postpones Vote on County-Wide Transit Authority Framework

Ann Arbor's city council has again delayed a vote on a proposed four-party agreement that would serve as the framework to create a county-wide transit organization.

Environment
8:48 am
Fri February 3, 2012

First Friday Focus on the Environment

This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines new plans to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes.  Our guest is the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Commission, Tim Eder. 

Education
8:45 am
Fri February 3, 2012

School Board May Keep Four-Year Terms

The Ann Arbor school board is leaning toward keeping four-year terms for board members.  That could mean a majority of the board will be up for re-election at the same time.

Privatization
10:33 am
Thu February 2, 2012

District May Privatize Custodial Services

Ypsilanti school board to seek proposals from private firms for custodial services in district school buildings.

Development
10:30 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Developer Wants City's Help for South Main Street Project

A developer is asking Ann Arbor's DDA for help in getting brownfield funding for a proposed apartment complex on south Main Street.

Development
10:27 am
Thu February 2, 2012

State Help for Washtenaw Corridor Improvement Effort

The Michigan house has approved a bill that would allow communities to establish a corridor improvement authority.

Movies and more
10:25 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Cinema Chat

Oscar nomination details, new openings downtown, and the latest releases at the cineplexes on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Transportation
9:13 am
Wed February 1, 2012

More Workers Using Alternative Transit Options in Ann Arbor

Survey of downtown Ann Arbor employers and workers finds more are using alternative transit to get to their jobs.

Environment
9:10 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Issues of the Environment

New CAFE standards are doable, according to Charles Griffith, the Climate and Energy Program Director at the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor.   He's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Education
11:29 am
Tue January 31, 2012

New Test Gets Passing Grade

Ann Arbor school district officials say they're already seeing benefits from a new testing program. 

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