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Music
3:05 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Jazz and Improvisation Program at the University of Michigan celebrates 25 years

Current University of Michigan Jazz Faculty
WEMU

Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, the current Chair of the Department of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation along with flugelhornist, Music School Professor, and program founder Ed Sarath sit down with Linda Yohn of WEMU to talk about 25 years and beyond of the Jazz and Contemplative Studies Programs at the University of Michigan.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:08 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ypsilanti Goes After Solar Power Generation Project

Ypsilanti's city council has taken the first step toward hopefully landing a four million dollar solar power generation project.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:04 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Curbing Construction Site Noise

Ann Arbor's city council is following up on noise complaints from residents living near construction sites.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ypsilanti City Council
8:55 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ypsilanti Mayor's Year-End Wish List

Ypsilanti's Mayor has a few things he's like to see city council accomplish before the end of the year.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Environment
8:51 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Issues of the Environment

What mode of holiday travel is best for the environment?  Dr. John DiCicco has some answers.  DiCicco is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, and a researcher at the UofM Energy Institute.   He's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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Public Art
11:50 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Council Suspends Art Funding

Ann Arbor's city council has suspended most percent-for-art funding until April, and has established a task force to review the program.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
11:46 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Board Meets

Ypsilanti and Willow Run school board meets Monday night at Willow Run High School.
Credit Bob Eccles

The school board managing both the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts met last night to take care of some business for the Ypsilanti school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Development
11:43 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Council Postpones Action on Georgetown Mall Site

Ann Arbor's city council has postponed making a decision on changes to the proposed redevelopment of the Georgetown Mall site on Packard Road.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
11:39 am
Tue December 4, 2012

EMU Helps Foster Children Succeed

Eastern Michigan University is getting some state funding to help make sure students who grew up in foster care succeed.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Environment
9:09 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Keeping Toxins Out of the Great Lakes

A new report prioritizes the top 20 chemicals that need to be kept out of the Great Lakes.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Business
9:50 am
Fri November 30, 2012

It's "Buy Local" Week in Washtenaw County

As the gift shopping season continues, "buy local" week is underway in Washtenaw County.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
8:54 am
Thu November 29, 2012

UofM Oversees Fracking Study

The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute is overseeing a study of the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Michigan.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Environment
8:51 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in Couches

A recent study found 85 percent of couches tested contained toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on local efforts to make couches safer.

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Movies and more
8:47 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Cinema Chat

Russ Collins is back from France and getting ready for the Sundance Film Festival on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Education
8:43 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Bill to Help Consolidating School Districts Stalled Until Next Year

Legislation designed to give consolidating school districts in Michigan three years in which they don't have to worry about competition from new charter schools will not be considered this year.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Environment
8:38 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Report Shows How Wind Energy Displaces Greenhouse Gasses

A state environmental group is out with a report that for the first time equates the amount of wind energy produced in Michigan to the amount of greenhouse gasses it displaced.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Environment
9:17 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Ann Arbor's Public Services Communications Liason Nancy Stone discusses how you can 'go green' this holiday season on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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Education
8:54 am
Tue November 27, 2012

New School Board holds First Meeting

Consolidated Ypsilanti/Willow Run school board holds its first meeting.
Credit Bob Eccles

The new school board appointed to oversee the consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district held its first meeting Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Electric cars
8:51 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Ann Arbor a Plug-In Electric Vehicle Leader

Michigan is projected to be in the top ten in sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the nation through 2020, with Ann Arbor a leader in the state.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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News
6:12 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

EMU's Punter Is An Australian Import

EMU punter Jay Karutz
Credit Bob Eccles
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Public Safety
11:48 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Police Step Up Drunk Driving Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies across Washtenaw County are participating in another special traffic enforcement period looking for impaired drivers.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Movies and more
11:45 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Cinema Chat

Football at the Michigan Theater;  Russ is off to Paris; new releases,  a White Christmas sing-along, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Ypsilanti City Council
11:41 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Family Dollar Store May Be Headed for Ypsilanti's Water Street Area

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a letter of intent with a developer who'd like to build a Family Dollar store on the city's Water Street property.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Environment
11:37 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Learn about Dawn Farms' "Green Farm Project" on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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Community Service
11:33 am
Wed November 21, 2012

More Money Needed for Rutherford Pool Rebuild

The "Friends of the Rutherford Pool" have raised $750,ooo to rebuild the public pool used by Ypsilanti residents, but higher than expected costs mean more fundraising needs to be done.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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