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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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Washtenaw County
1:35 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Wednesday Deadline for County Board Volunteers

Wednesday is the deadline for people to apply for positions on various county boards.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Elections
12:07 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Voters To Decide How Public Art is Funded

Ann Arbor voters will decide next week how the city's public art program will be funded.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
9:59 am
Thu October 25, 2012

A2 Schools Partner with Toyota

The Ann Arbor school district is teaming up with Toyota to help boost science, technology, engineering, and math in high schools.  Hear more fromWEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
9:54 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Board Approves Tech Upgrades

The Ann Arbor school board has approved technology upgrades coinciding with the district's technology strategic plan.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Movies and more
9:50 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Cinema Chat

Red carpet roll-out for latest Bond film;  film world salutes Andrew

Sarris; new openings, and special screenings, all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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News
10:16 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

About 30 People Attend Last Public Forum On Proposed Ypsilanti-Willow Run Consolidation

The last public forum before Ypsi-Willow Run consolidation issue is decided at the polls
Bob Eccles

A crowd of about 30 people attended last night's public forum on the proposed consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on  the last of these meetings before voters decide the issue November 6th.

Communications
2:18 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Phone Service Partially Restored

Ann Arbor officials say phone service has been restored to city offices this afternoon. 

Earlier today, phone services in Ann Arbor City and some Washtenaw County offices were cut and employees were not able to make phone calls in or out.  Outages were also reported in Oakland, St. Clair, and Midland Counties as well as in the western Michigan city of Wyoming. Several other states were also experiencing problems, and it's not clear if service has been fully restored to all areas.

According to Ann Arbor’s Infrastructure Management Director, Gregory Dill, the problem was caused by  a severed fiber optic cable in Indiana.

Environment
8:39 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Issues of the Environment

On this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, Megan Brown of Clean Affordable Renewable Energy, or CARE, explains the group's opposition to proposal 3 on Michigan's November ballot.

Education
9:41 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Students Weigh In on Consolidation

Most may not be old enough to vote, but a majorityof students at one Ypsilanti school appear to support the proposed Ypsilanti-Willow Run schools consolidation.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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10:21 am
Mon October 22, 2012

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Developing: Listen Live
8:54 am
Sun October 21, 2012

WEMU 89.1 FM - Third and Last Presidential Debate Starting at 9PM Monday Night

Presidential Debate
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County Commissioners
8:03 am
Thu October 18, 2012

County Board Considers Civil Infractions Ordinance

Washtenaw County officials are considering a civil infractions ordinance.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

County Commissioners
8:00 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Board Approves Breastfeeding Policy

The Washtenaw County board of commissioners has approved a policy to allow breastfeeding in all county owned and leased facilities.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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