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Environment
9:40 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Sizing up the health of Ann Arbor's trees.  Ann Arbor's Urban Forest and Natural Resources Planning Coordinator Kerry Grey is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

News
11:03 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Ypsi City Council Approves First Reading of Water and Sewer Rate Hike Measures.

YCUA interim Director Jeff Castro addresses Ypsilanti City Council.
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti City Council is halfway toward approving higher water and sewer rates in the city.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

City government
9:37 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Citizens Committee Plan Tabled for Now

Ann Arbor city council member Mike Anglin says he still wants to create a citizens committee to proposed uses for city-owned parking structures in the downtown area.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Education
9:35 am
Tue October 2, 2012

WISD Taking Applications for New Consolidated Board

If you're interested in serving on a consolidated Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board, the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is taking applications.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

City government
9:32 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Council Approves Tax Abatement for Barricuda Networks

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a tax abatement for Barricuda Networks Corporation as the firm moves to its new downtown location.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

City government
9:29 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Hupy Named Public Services Area Administrator

Ann Arbor's city council has removed the 'interim' from the title of the Public Services Area Administrator.  Craig Hupy will fill the role on a permanent basis.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Transportation
9:33 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Taking County-Wide Transit Plan to the Next Level

Next week, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority board will meet to consider taking the next steps toward creating a new county-wide transit authority.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Transportation
9:31 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Leadership Change at AATA

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has approved a 32-point-seven million dollar operating budget for the fiscal year that starts October first.  The AATA board also selected a new chair of the board Thursday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Arts and Culture
9:27 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Spotlight on Funding for Public Art

With a proposed millage to fund public art on the November ballot in Ann Arbor, Thursday's Concentrate Media speaker series focused on the overall topic of art in public place.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Live theater
1:07 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

From Rehearsals to Opening Night

The Glass Menagerie
http://www.performancenetwork.org/

Go behind the scenes with WEMU's Wendy Wright with the cast and director of the Performance Network's production of "The Glass Menagerie."

Movies and more
8:56 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Cinema Chat

Three Corpse Circus

An Oscar boycott?   Looper, Three Corpse Circus, the latest buzz from Hollywood, and much much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

News
9:18 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Election Inspectors Needed in Ypsilanti

Bob Eccles

With the November election rapidly approaching, the city of Ypsilanti is looking to fill some election-related positions.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Environment
9:05 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Issues of the Environment

This spring's record-setting rainfall .
Angela Cesere | AnnArbor.com

Sizing up the effects of climate change in our area.  UofM research associate Evan Mallen is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

25X25
8:53 am
Wed September 26, 2012

25X25 Campaign Comes to UofM

University of Michigan students in the Michigan Energy Club got an update on state ballot proposal number three.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
9:47 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

WISD Gears Up for Consolidation Information Push

www.together4ss.org
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti and Willow Run voters will decide in November whether their school districts should merge. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, it looks like the process of getting the word out about the proposed consolidation will kick into high gear in October.

Washtenaw County
12:58 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

County Considering Slight Increase in "ACT 88" Millage

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is considering a slight in increase to the agricultural and economic development act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
11:50 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Ypsi School Board Holds Animated Discussion on Consolidation Particulars

The Ypsilanti school board discusses consolidation.
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night had a rather animated if un-official discussion on whether to press the Washtenaw Intermediate School District for details on what a consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district might lo0k like.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

Electric cars
9:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

National Plug-in Day

A wide variety of electric vehicle owners participated in National Plug-in Day in Ann Arbor and Saline on Sunday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
5:41 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

A Look At the Citizenship Check Box and Local Ballots

A voting rights coalition has asked a Federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the use of check-off boxes that ask voters to confirm their U.S. citizenship on November ballots.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has that, and a look at what you can expect to find - or not find - on your local baloot.

News
5:03 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Livonia Woman Survives Car-Train Crash

A 23-year old Livonia woman is lucky to be alive after her 2006 Ford Focus hit a train on Pontiac Trail in Ann Arbor in the early morning hours.  The crash happened just south of Warren Road.  Sergeant Geoffrey Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office says the woman's car struck the side of the freight train around 4:30 Friday morning, causing her car to be pushed into a ditch.

News
4:21 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Early College Alliance Begins Fifth Year

ECA at EMU
Bob Eccles

Eastern Michigan University's Early College Alliance projects it'll have 425 area high schoolers enrolled this year.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

Pedstrian Safety
9:21 am
Fri September 21, 2012

"Safe Routes" Grant to make Walking Safer in Northeast Ann Arbor

A federal grant should help make it safer for students walking to Clague Middle School.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

County Commissioners
9:16 am
Thu September 20, 2012

County Approves Slight Tax Increase for Veterans Relief Services

Washtenaw County commissioners have increased the veterans relief tax to continue services as property tax revenues continue to decline.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

County Commissioners
9:13 am
Thu September 20, 2012

County Animal Control Cost Negotiations

County Administrator will negotiate with Humane Society of Huron Valley to continue providing animal control services.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Movies and more
9:09 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Cinema Chat

Toronto Film Festival wrap-up; Sleepwalk With Me; The Making of Steinway, Motor City Movies and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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