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News
1:59 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Grants to help Leslie Science & Nature Center teach conservation

Leslie Science & Nature Center

At-risk K-8 students and their families will benefit from programs being offered by the Leslie Science and Nature Center and funded by $35,000 in grants.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Transportation
10:05 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Work Continues on Commuter Rail Plan

North-south commuter rail would link Ann Arbor to

Livingston County.

Environment
10:02 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Checking in on Ann Arbor's Greenbelt program as it nears the

ten year mark.

Sweet Sixteeen for August 13 to August 19, 2012
1:10 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Detroit bluesman Johnnie Bassett, tops WEMU's Sweet 16 with "I Can Make That Happen"

Johnnie Bassett's new CD "I Can Make That Happen" once again topped WEMU's "Sweet 16" of most-played CDs for the week.  Just after the disc was released nationally, Johnnie passed away on August 4th due to a battle with cancer. 

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News
11:17 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Ypsilanti City Councilmembers walk out in protest.

Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson
Bob Eccles

Two members of Ypsilanti City Council walked out of last night's meeting to protest the Mayor's refusal to fire the city's Housing Commission members.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Ann Arbor City Council
8:02 am
Tue August 21, 2012

A2 Arts Millage Headed to November Ballot

Ann Arbor voters will decide proposed new arts millage in November.

Pure Michigan
8:57 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Ypsilanti in the "Pure Michigan" Spotlight

The city of Ypsilanti  will be in the spotlight in a new Pure Michigan ad, and city residents can get in on the fun this Wednesday.

News
8:22 am
Fri August 17, 2012

AATA Advances County-wide Transit Measure

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority becomes the last to approve a four-party agreement that will serve as a framework for a county-wide transit authority. The AATA Board last night joined, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County in approving an amended Articles of Incorporation. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
7:58 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

Bob Eccles

The 34th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks off today. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview.

News
9:04 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Cinema Chat 8/16/12

Twilight

Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins made his weekly visit to "Morning Edition" and joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss what movies are available locally this week. The conversation begins with an issue that's been sending ripples through the community of fans that love the "Twilight" franchise.

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News
8:59 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Survey

A new survey shows a majority of likely voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run are either planning on, or  thinking about, supporting a ballot measure to merge the two districts into one. WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on the findings of the survey.

News
8:55 am
Thu August 16, 2012

A2 Public Art Commission Supports Ballot Issue

annarbor.com

Ann Arbor's Public Art Commission has unanimously passed a resolution in support of placing a millage issue on the November ballot specifically designed to raise money for Public Art. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.

News
8:55 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Issues of the Environment 8/15/12

VegMichigan

Veganism and the environment. In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment WEMU's David Fair talks with the President of "VegMichigan."

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News
8:47 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Ypsilanti Housing Commission "Essentially Fired"

Ypsilanti City Councilmember Pete Murdock.
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti City Council has decided to essentially fire the city's housing commission. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more on the action taken by council Tuesday night.

News
9:48 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Ypsilanti Schools Budget Struggles

The start of the new academic year is approaching, and officials in the Ypsilanti district are continue to work  at securing September paychecks . WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
12:01 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

A2 Art Millage

Public Art-Percent for the Arts
annarbor.com

Ann Arbor's " Percent for Art" program may soon be replaced by a dedicated tax for funding public art.  WEMU's  Andrew Cluley has the details.

News
9:34 am
Fri August 10, 2012

A2 City Council Approves County-wide Transit Agreement

Ann Arbor City Council has once again signed off on a four-party agreement and revised Articles of Incorporation that will form the framework to create a new county-wide transit authority. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
9:30 am
Fri August 10, 2012

A2 City Council Shoots Down Potential Ballot Issue

Ann Arbor residents in November will vote on a renewal of the Parks Maintenance and Capitol Improvement millage. But, a measure supporters contend would have strengthened protections for city-owned parkland failed to win enough support to make the fall ballot. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
10:36 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Cinema Chat 8/9/12

After a week up north at the Traverse City Film Festival, Russ Collins returned to the WEMU studios and joined David Fair with plenty of Cinema Chat news!

News
10:24 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Will Go To Voters

State schools superintendent Mike Flanagan addresses the joint Willow Run-Ypsilanti school board.
Bob Eccles

The Willow Run and Ypsilanti Boards of Education have agreed to put a consolidation question before district voters in the November general election.  WEMU's Bob Eccles provides a long-form report.

News
10:20 am
Thu August 9, 2012

A2 City Council Preview

Ann Arbor City Council tonight will hold a rare Thursday meeting. The primary elections on Tuesday forced council to shift its meeting this week.  It's a full agenda tonight and WEMU's Andrew Cluley has a preview.

News
9:10 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Issues of the Environment 8/7/12

This week's focus is local, sustainable and healthy food options, and the growing interest in expanding these options in Washtenaw County.

News
9:06 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Ann Arbor City Council Primary Races

Ann Arbor City Council will have three new faces, after Tuesday's Democratic primary elections. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
9:04 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: County Commissioner

Andy Labarre last night defeated former Washtenaw County Commissioner Christina Montague in the race for the Commission's new, 7th District seat. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
3:52 am
Wed August 8, 2012

More Primary Election Results

In Dexter Township, James Drolett has won the republican primary for Supervisor, defeating Kathryn Bowring.  Drolett will face incumbent Democrat Pat Kelly in November.
    In the Dexter Township Republican primary for the Treasurer's post, Libby Brushaber has defeated Mark Wojno.  Brushaber faces no opposition in November.

    In the Republican primary for Bridgwater Township's Board of Trustees, incumbent trustee David Faust and newcomer Wes Cowden won yesterday's vote.  Both will be unopposed in November.

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