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News
1:11 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Author Compiles World War II Correspondence From Father Into Book

Credit Teresa K. Irish/ATLH Publications

WEMU's Bob Eccles interviews Michigan author Teresa K. Irish, who compiled nearly a thousand letters her dad wrote home during World War II into a book, aptly titled "A Thousand Letters Home".

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News
1:06 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

EMU Student Veterans Honor Fallen Comrades

Credit Bob Eccles

Michigan servicemembers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan are being remembered in a special way on the Eastern Michigan University campus this Veterans Day.

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Transportation
10:14 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Ann Arbor Kills County-Wide Transit Authority

Ann Arbor's city council has opted out of the new county-wide transit authority, and terminated the agreement that created the new organization.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
10:11 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Ann Arbor Adds One More Firefighter

Ann Arbor's city council has approved hiring one more firefighter.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Movies and more
9:09 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Cinema Chat

More on the Disney purchase of Lucas Films;  Skyfall and other cineplex openings, plus new openings downtown, all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Washtenaw County
9:06 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Commissioners Approve Animal Control Agreement with HSHV

Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has approved spending up to a half-million dollars a year on animal control services.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County
9:03 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Commissioners Approve Compensation Changes

The Ways and Means Committee of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved changes to commissioners' compensation plan.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
9:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

What's Next for Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation

Voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts have approved consolidation of the districts.  Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Menzel discusses what's next with WEMU's David Fair.

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Environment
8:55 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Hugh McDiarmid is the Communications Director for the Michigan Environmental Council, and he weighs in on the failure of the 15X25 ballot proposal on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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Elections
5:38 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Driskell Wins 52nd District

Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell has defeated incumbent Republican state representative Mark Ouimet in the 52nd district.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Elections
5:34 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Voters Approve Consolidation of School Districts

The consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts was approved by voters on Tuesday.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Elections
5:32 am
Wed November 7, 2012

State Ballot Proposals Fail

Six state-wide ballot proposals were rejected by voters on Tuesday.  State Representative Jeff Irwin thinks the large number of proposals hurt the chances for any of them.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Elections
5:28 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Voters Reject Funding for New Library

Ann Arbor District Library voters have rejected a 65-million dollar millage to fund construction of a new main library.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Elections
10:35 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Vote is Tomorrow

Voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts will decide whether or not to consolidate the districts tomorrow.   WEMU's Bob Eccles has this preview.

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Education
10:31 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Consolidation Would Mean New School Board Too

If Ypsilanti and Willow Run schools voters approve a consolidation proposal tomorrow, the new district has many possible school board members.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
9:33 am
Fri November 2, 2012

First Friday Focus on the Environment

This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU is an in-depth examination of Propsoal 3 on the November 6th Michigan Ballot, more commonly known as the 25X25 proposal for renewable energy.  The guests are Steve Transeth and Doug Jester.  Transeth is a spokesperson for the group Clean Affordable Renewable Energy, which opposes proposal 3.  Jester is a principal at the strategy and consulting firm 5-Lakes Energy.  Jester speaks in favor of proposal 3.

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Elections
9:27 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Voters Will Elect New Mayor in Saline

With Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell challenging State Representative Mark Ouimet for his 52nd district seat, the city will have a new mayor after Tuesday's election.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview of the Saline mayoral race.

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Elections
8:42 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Ann Arbor District Library Millage

Ann Arbor District Library voters next week will decide the future of the city's main library as they decide a 65-million dollar bond proposal.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Movies and more
8:39 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Cinema Chat

Join us in celebrating Russ Collins' 30 year anniversary as Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.

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News
3:32 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Ypsi City Council Adds, Drops Housing Commissioners

The composition of the Ypsilanti Housing Commission is up to four members after city council last night approved the removal of a sitting commissioner and the appointment of two new commissioners. Mayor Paul Schreiber had proposed adding Tabitha Boone and Ariel Moore to the commission, but councilmember Pete Murdock was prepared to table the issue unless the mayor also agreed to remove commissioner Bernice Ethington. The Mayor usually cannot make motions, so he passed the gavel to councilmember Mike Bodary and then moved to add the two new commissioners and remove Ethington.

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Elections
8:54 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Pot Proposal on Ypsi Ballot

Ypsilanti voters will decide a ballot issue next week regarding possession of marijuana.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Environment
8:51 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Issues of the Environment

This week, WEMU's Issues of the Environment takes one last look at Michgian's 25X25 ballot proposal.  Our guest is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club's Michigan chapter, Anne Woiwode.

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Eastern Michigan University
8:48 am
Wed October 31, 2012

EMU Refinances Bonds

Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has approved the refinancing of more than 100-million dollars in debt.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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News
10:57 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Ypsi City Manager Presents Five-Year Sustainability Plan

Ypsilanti City Manager Ralph Lange (foreground) and Mayor Paul Schreiber.
Credit Bob Eccles
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Community health
1:38 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

State Grant to Extend YMCA Services

A state grant will allow the Ann Arbor YMCA to serve more Ypsilanti and Willow Run students.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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