Eastern Michigan University

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, Eastern Michigan University needs your help to feed students in need. 

Pure Michigan
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University's College of Business is hosting its annual Search Marketing Workshop on Friday and you're invited.

The theme is "Fusion of Everything."  They will discuss all types of digital platforms from the internet, mobile devices and even home entertainment systems and how they are impacting our lives.

City of Ann Arbor

The city of Ann Arbor needs your help to decide by December 15th what design should be painted on the Manchester Water Tank.  They've narrowed the selection to a few after getting proposals from the public.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University offers a diverse range of majors and opportunities including  a "Running Science Lab" which recently moved into Rackham Hall.  This allowed them to offer expanded services to the public with increased flexibility.   

Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County has expanded its services when it comes to obtaining County ID Cards.

The gentle giant of New Orleans music has passed.

If you live in an apartment building or another densely populated area and your Wi-Fi is slow, your neighbors bingeing on Netflix may be to blame.

Your and your neighbors' Wi-Fi networks have a limited number of wireless frequency channels to move your data. And when things get crowded and busy, Wi-Fi networks can overlap and bump into each other and slow down your Internet connection.

Civilian Life
Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University hosted a physical training workshop on campus today to give the public a glimpse of how military personnel train to fight for our country.  It's all part of activities leading up to Veteran's Day this Wednesday.

PBS Newshour shines the spotlight on small-town Chelsea theater and its founder's roots.

Ann Arbor SPark
Ann Arbor SPARK

To help attract new companies to Ypsilanti, the city partnered with the Ann Arbor economic development organization, SPARK for a special real estate tour.

Eastern Michigan University

300 middle school girls from all over Michigan participated in a conference called "Digital Divas" Friday at Eastern Michigan University.

  The event was created to get more girls interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math also known as STEM.  Right now, women make-up only 24% of that workforce.

  EMU College of Technology professor and co-chair of the event, Dr. Susan Gregory, says that traditionally, girls have been discouraged from the STEM field. 

Blue Note Records' long-awaited valentine to Detroit's jazz scene is finally on its way.

veteransradio.net / Veterans Radio

Charles "Chuck" Kettles has lived an interesting life worthy of celebration.  He is an Ypsilanti resident, an Eastern Michigan University alumnus,   a former faculty member at EMU, and a decorated veteran.  On May 15, 1967, he chose to put his own life at risk in order to save eight men stranded on the battlefield in Vietnam.  For his meritorious service, he has been nominated to receive the Medal of Honor.  

Patrick Campion sat down with Mr. Kettles to talk about his life, his service, and his loving devotion to his wife Ann Kettles (a longtime EMU employee).  

Mike Nystrom
Courtesy photo

The water crisis in Flint has reverberated throughout the state of Michigan.  Mike Nystrom of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) joins Lisa Wozniak to discuss Michigan's drinking water situation. 


A new Michigan House bill wants to make it a lot easier to monitor surface-water levels through a process called CrowdHydrology. 

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor's city council will host a public hearing Thursday to discuss if guns should temporarily be allowed to be fired in the city. 

Chrissy Deiger/Chip Smith

After beating 5th Ward Ann Arbor city council member Mike Anglin in the primary election, Chip Smith celebrated another victory last night in the general election. 

Sally Hart Peterson
Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

Former Ann Arbor city council member Sally Hart Petersen did not get enough votes to beat incumbent Jane Lumm for the 2nd Ward race in the general election. 

Communities around the WEMU listening area went to the polls Tuesday to vote on city council members and local leaders, millages for road repairs, and expanding public transit in Washtenaw County. Here you'll find the results as they become available:


Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as Obamacare, is now open.

Ann Arbor Police.

A public community reception will be held this Thursday November 5th at the Ann Arbor city hall lobby so you can meet candidates interested in the chief of police job.

Voters in Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward head to the polls next Tuesday to elect either an incumbent or former ward representative. Independent Jane Lumm is seeking a third consecutive term on city council. She is challenged by Democrat Sally Hart Peterson who served on council from 2012 to 2014. We caught up with both to discuss their visions for Ann Arbor and allow them to tell you why they deserve your vote. 

Randy Mascharka / Eastern Michigan University

Two lucky Eastern Michigan University students had a chance to win one year of free tuition during the Eagles Vs. Western Michigan game at Rynearson stadium in Ypsilanti Thursday night.  The activity was planned as a way for the university to say thank you to students for attending games.   

Travis Gonyou / RTA

For now, the Regional Transit Authority has completed its public meetings in Washtenaw County regarding the creation of a mass transit system in our area.  The last one took place in Ann Arbor.

Saline Area Schools

Next week, voters in Saline will see a twenty year bond proposal on the ballot from Saline Area Schools.  The funds are needed for school building improvements. 

Get all of the details from the 2015 local elections from WEMU News here

The district is asking voters to approve $67.5 million dollars.