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It's All Politics
5:25 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Live Blog: Thursday At The Democratic National Convention

Attendees sing and dance as musician James Taylor performs onstage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday.
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Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 7:02 pm

  • NPR Special Coverage, Hour 1
  • NPR Special Coverage, Hour 2
  • NPR Special Coverage, Hour 3

Good evening from Charlotte. Tonight during the last day of the Democratic National Convention, President Obama will accept his party's nomination.

It will be a star-studded evening with performances from James Taylor and the Foo Fighters and appearences from stars like Eva Longoria and Scarlett Johansson.

We'll keep tabs on it the whole night. Also, along with NPR's Liz Halloran and Becky Lettenberger, we'll hit the floor and bring you updates on several of the delegations. Make sure to refresh this page to the see the latest.

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Education
9:50 am
Thu September 6, 2012

School Board Approves Tech Bond Purchases

The Ann Arbor school board has approved the first two purchases funded by the technology bond voters approved earlier this year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Health
9:48 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Healthy Schools Program Expanding

A program that began in Ann Arbor back in 2004 with the goal of getting middle school students to eat better and excercise more is expanding into south-central Michigan.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Education
9:45 am
Thu September 6, 2012

New School Year Off to a Good Start in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor school district officials say the school year is off to a good start with just a few minor glitches.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Housing
9:43 am
Thu September 6, 2012

DDA Backs New Affordable Housing Proposal

Ann Arbor's city council will consider a proposal to have a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of city-owned surface lots to be committted to affordable housing efforts.  

Movies and more
9:39 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Cinema Chat

Toronto Film Festival gets underway; new releases, special screenings and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Transportation
9:36 am
Thu September 6, 2012

AATA Issues Five-Year Transit Plan

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has officially released its five-year transit program, calling for a 56 percent increase in service hours in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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10:18 am
Wed September 5, 2012

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Transportation
8:39 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Transit Study Defeated

Ann Arbor's city council has rejected paying 60-thousand dollars to help fund a study on a possible high-capacity rapid transit connector, but the issue may come back when more council members are present.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Education
8:36 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Financially Shaky School Year Start in Ypsilanti

Today is the first day of school for students in the Ypsilanti school district, and it looks like teachers and staff will get paid,( this month).  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Local Elections
8:33 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Recounts Produce No Changes in Washtenaw County Primary Vote

No results have changed following recounts of some  August primary elections in Washtenaw County, but some recounts could not be completed.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

Environment
8:30 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Ann arbor Greenway
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Planning underway for a new park and greenway for Ann Arbor's Allen Creek corridor.   Find out more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Development
8:26 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Knight's Market to Expand

Knights Market

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a zoning change and site plan for the expansion of Knight's Market on the northwest edge of downtown Ann Arbor.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Breaking: FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR
3:52 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

89.1, WEMU’S MUSIC DIRECTOR, LINDA YOHN, WINS NATIONAL JAZZ PROGRAMMER OF THE YEAR

89.1, WEMU’S MUSIC DIRECTOR, LINDA YOHN, WINS NATIONAL JAZZ PROGRAMMER OF THE YEAR FOR THE FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR

 

YPSILANTI, MI: - 89.1, WEMU’s Music Director, Linda Yohn, was named ‘Jazz Programmer of the Year,’ in a major market, for the fourth straight year Thursday, August 30, at the JazzWeek Summit's annual awards dinner in Detroit. The summit precedes the Detroit Jazz Festival, in downtown Detroit over Labor Day weekend.

 

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Local business
9:29 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Eco-Friendly Brewing at the Corner

Corner Brewery
Corner Brewery

Ypsilanti's Corner Brewery celebrates expansion and completion of million-dollar "green brewery" project.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Heading back to college
9:26 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Moving In Days at UofM

About nine-thousand University of Michigan students are moving into residence halls this week; more into off-campus housing.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley

Movies and more
8:44 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Cinema Chat

Sugar Man
http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/cinema-chat-aug-30/#.UEEdmtZlRKg

Searching for Sugar Man, The Queen of Versailles, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater, Russ Collins.

Disaster relief
8:51 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Local Volunteers Helping Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Red Cross volunteers from Washtenaw and Lenawee counties are answering the call for help in the wake of hurricane Isaac.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Environment
8:47 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Spring Valley Trout Farm
Spring Valley Trout Farm

This week, Issues of the Environment from WEMU is "goin' fishing" with Spring Valley Trout Farm owner Jim Kaercher.

News
5:54 am
Wed August 29, 2012

U of M Student Move-in Impacts Local Traffic

Central Campus
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Student move-in begins at 6 a.m. Aug 29 and ends at 10 p.m. Aug 31. During that time, the following roads will be affected:

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New WEMU NEWS Director
9:16 am
Tue August 28, 2012

89.1, WEMU, NAMES DAVID FAIR NEWS DIRECTOR

89.1, WEMU, NAMES DAVID FAIR NEWS DIRECTOR
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      YPSILANTI:  Longtime local Morning Edition host, David Fair, will also serve as news director at 89.1, WEMU, Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station.  News director responsibilities were previously handled by Program Director, Clark Smith, who remains in that position.

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News
12:22 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ypsilanti school board briefed on student achievement

Ypsi school board President David Bates listens to presentation on student achievement
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night received a presentation on the district's efforts to eliminate the achievement gap, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the presentation may have been a little too thorough, at least for one board member.

Housing
8:54 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Habitat for Humanity Increases Housing Rehab Efforts

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Credit http://www.h4h.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley continues to expand its offerings as the community deals with the lingering impact of the housing market downturn.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
8:56 am
Fri August 24, 2012

EMU Makes "Best College" List for Tenth Year in a Row

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Eastern Michigan University has once again made the Princeton Review's list of best colleges in the midwest.

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Arts and Culture
8:53 am
Fri August 24, 2012

AAFF Looking for New Director

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is in the process of finding a new Director.  Donald Harrison has resigned after four years of guiding the festival's successful expansion.

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