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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. 

Education
8:41 am
Thu January 26, 2012

District Facing $14 Million Budget Deficit

Ann Arbor school board president says district needs to make bold changes to balance the district's budget for the next school year.

Movies and more
8:39 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Cinema Chat

All the news from the Sundance Film Festival!

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Transportation
1:44 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

U of M May Start Bike Rental Program

University of Michigan officials hope bike rental plan will lead to a larger bike sharing program.

Ann Arbor City Council
1:42 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

City Joins Lawsuit Against Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

The city of Ann Arbor will assist the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against the state over law banning domestic partner benefits for state employees.

Environment
8:26 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Re-skilling for a low-energy use lifestyle.  Laura Smith is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Transportation
8:37 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Council Again Delays Transit Vote

Ann Arbor's city council once again delays action on four-party agreement for county-wide transit plan.

Immigration
8:35 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Council Approves Immigration Resolution

Ann Arbor's city council asks government to stop deporting immigrants who pose no threat to community.

Education
8:32 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Districts To Share Transportation Center

Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts agree to share bus facility;  could be prelude to further consolidation.

Public Affairs
7:56 am
Tue January 24, 2012

The Lynn Rivers Show

State of California vs. Bakke:  The 'granddaddy' of college admissions lawsuits.

Our series on landmark US Supreme Court rulings continues this week.  Our guests are Liliana Garces from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University Law School professor Robert Sedler.

 

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