Politics

Politics
10:03 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Medical Marijuana Bills Approved by Michigan House

Credit “Caveman Chuck” Coker / Foter.com / CC BY-ND

State House approves a trio of medical marijuana bills

Medical marijuana patients in Michigan would have more ways to legally obtain and consume cannabis under three bills that cleared the state House on Thursday.

House Bill 4271 would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate again in Michigan.

State Rep. Mike Callton (R-Nashville) introduced the legislation. He says it’s critical for many patients to have safe access to marijuana right away.

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State of the Union
11:59 am
Mon February 11, 2013

State of the Union

President Barack Obama

Tuesday, February 12, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address, the first address of his second term on WEMU. You can listen in on the coverage here on 89.1 FM (or online) and follow the live-blog in real time, below. 

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Politics
10:02 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Rutledge Says Part Time Legislature Would Hurt Citizens

David E. Rutledge 54th District State Representative (D)

State lawmakers are considering whether they could get their work done on a part-time basis, but one local legislator doesn't like the idea.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Inauguration 2013
10:39 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Inauguration Coverage

Tune in on Monday, January 21 to WEMU for NPR's special coverage of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama from 10 am to 2 pm. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will host the special from the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building, where the Inaugural ceremony will take place. They’ll be joined there by White House Correspondents Ari Shapiro and Scott Horsley. 89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn will run from 9am to 10am, and 89.1 Jazz with Michael Jewett will run from 2pm to 4pm on Monday.

State Government
9:34 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Rutledge Wants More Help for Local Governments

A local state legislator says he'll be closely watching Governor Snyder's state-of-the-state address tonight, hoping to hear a plan for more help for struggling local governments.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ann Arbor
9:29 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Ann Arbor as an Example of Good Government

As Governor Rick Snyder gives his state-of-the-state address tonight, Ann Arbor's Mayor wants the state to look at Ann Arbor as an example of good government.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Contest by Precinct
9:27 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Contest Results by Precinct in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw Totals
9:25 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Washtenaw County Election Result Totals

Precinct by Contest
9:23 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Precinct Results by Contest in Washtenaw County

Breaking
10:36 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Listen Live: NPR and WEMU Election Coverage

Listen Live
Credit WEMU 89.1 FM

Join WEMU and Npr Tuesday night beginning at 8 for complete election coverage.  Npr will report the presidential, congressional, and senatorial results around the nation.  WEMU's Clark Smith and political analyst Tom Weider will have the local results from Washtenaw County. 

If you are visiting w.wemu.org just click your mobile listen button or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

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Breaking
9:32 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Washtenaw Election Results


These results represent Washtenaw County voters only.
Data courtesy Washtenaw County Clerk/Register’s Office.

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
NPR

WEMU 89.1 FM 

The Two-Way
8:26 am
Tue October 16, 2012

WEMU presents Obama Vs. Romney 9 to 11 tonight: The Presidential Candidates Set For Round 2

Media sets up in Spin Alley as they prepare for the debate between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and and President Barack Obama.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

After a zinger of a vice presidential debate last week, the bosses have a lot to live up to tonight. Just in case you haven't been paying attention: President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney face off in the second of three presidential debates.

It starts at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The town-hall style debate will be moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley.

After what has been universally called a strong Romney victory during round 1, the spotlight is on Obama.

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Hear the Candidates
3:37 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Soapbox Summer

WEMU SOAPBOX SUMMER                                 

 Hear the Candidates
Through  Monday August 6

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August Primary Election Free Air Time
2:09 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Soapbox Summer

 

Attention Washtenaw County election candidates!

It’s another Soapbox Summer on WEMU. If your name appears on Washtenaw County’s August 7th primary election ballot, WEMU offers you three minutes of free air time to tell voters why you should be elected.

Just record your best three-minute campaign message on an audio CD or MP3 computer file and sent it to WEMU by July 6th. Soapbox summer messages will be broadcast twice daily on WEMU during the last few weeks leading up to the August primary election.

Requirements:

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Politics in Environmental Policy
10:18 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Sustainable Development and U.S. Policy

U.S. Partnership for Education and Sustainable Development

Today David talks about government policies regarding recycling, renewable energy, and environmental impact with Debra Rowe, President of the U.S. Partnership for Education and Sustainable Development.

Federalism vs. State's Rights
9:36 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Saying Goodbye - Federal and State Relationships

The American Civil Liberties Union
The Constitutional Accountability Center

On this last regular episode of the 8-season Lynn Rivers Show, Lynn talks to Carrie Moss from the American Civil Liberties Union and Elizabeth Wydra from the Constitutional Accountability Center about health care reform and gay marriage, focusing on the constitutional relationship between the state and federal governments.

Landfill Solutions
9:13 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Waste Not Dump Not?

FreeDigitalPhotos.Net

Republican state lawmakers are racing to repeal Michigan's ban on yard waste going to landfills. David talks to Jeff Irwin this week, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Technology.

Power, Public and Private
9:40 am
Tue April 17, 2012

The White House and the Media and the Foreclosure Debacle

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Inside the White House and holding on to your house on this week's Lynn Rivers Show from WEMU. Lynn's guests this week are Mother Jones' Washington Bureau Chief David Corn, and Pro Publica investigative reporter Paul Kiel.
 

Public Affairs
9:14 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Pakistan on the Brink

AhmedRashid.com

Lynn's guest this week is journalist Ahmed Rashid, author of 'Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan'.

The Lynn Rivers Show
10:42 am
Tue April 3, 2012

The Lynn Rivers Show

This week, the Lynn Rivers Show examines third parties and third party candidates in the American electoral process.

Right to Work States Vs. Union States
9:42 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Fight for Your Right... to Work

Mario Tama/Getty Images

This week, Lynn talks about 'right to work states' versus 'union states'. She talks to people on both sides of the debate this week on the Lynn Rivers Show.

Public Affairs
9:48 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Lynn Rivers Show

Primaries, caucuses, and some anomalies of our electoral system.

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