89.1 WEMU is looking to expand our local news department with the addition of a Part Time Reporter.  Initially this person would be the interim local host for NPR's All Things Considered (4p-7p weekdays) and would transition to the duties listed below once that position has been listed and filled.  WEMU is a mixed format (music/news), NPR affiliated, public radio station licensed to the Board of Regents of Eastern Michigan University.

  Grab your sweetheart and join us Saturday, February 14 from 7am to 3pm as the staff of 89.1 WEMU take over the Northside Grill for “the love of WEMU.”

 Meet your favorite on-air personalities as we show you to your table, pour your coffee, and collect all the tips for the day (don’t worry though — we’ll leave the cooking to the Northside).    

Marty Shichtman
Eastern Michigan University

Martin Shichtman, professor of English language and literature at Easter Michigan University, recently won the Michigan Council for the Social Studies College Educator of the Year award for developing a summer Holocaust seminar for teachers. 

University Of Michigan Brand
University of Michigan

'Brownwashing', as it is called, isn't what one would expect.

Martin Luther King, Jr. at Hill Auditorium
U-M Bentley Historical Library

Many feel the holiday should solely look to the past.

Ann Arbor Public Schools

The refinancing is contingent, however.

Stephen Kunselman
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Council member says recall isn't about what he's done, but rather a push for homeless encampments.

City of Ann Arbor

After residents raise concerns, debate on the topic can be useful.


Three-day effort to draw together experts in design, public health, and engineering, among other fields.

Bob Eccles / 89.1 WEMU News

Ypsilanti Mayor, Amanda Edmonds, thinks economic development should solely focus on the new.

Robert Lawton / en.wikipedia.org

Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission to determine the most efficient way to keep drainage operational.

SCOTUS Agrees To Rule On Same-Sex Marriage

Jan 16, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take same-sex marriage cases from Michigan and three other states. The high court will decide this term whether the states' bans are constitutional. 

All four same-sex marriage petitions from Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky.

debmexicotte.com / debmexicotte.com

Mexicotte would like to begin to transition leadership to other board members.

Review is in response to nationwide concerns about police actions.

Bob Eccles / 89.1 WEMU News

Michigan Economic Development Corporation to provide matching funds, if goal is met on time.

One final push is being made to raise the funds necessary to re-open Ypsilanti's Freighthouse, this year. The Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse hope to raise$50k by the end of February, through a crowdfunding campaign. 

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Ann Arbor Public Schools looking to join Dexter High School and Washtenaw International High School as International Baccalaureate option.


Ruling takes effect in 21 days, unless a higher court overturns the decision.

D. Gordon E. Robertson / commons.wikimedia.org

Council to discuss the legality of plants taller than turf grass.

Jeff Kubina / commons.wikimedia.org

Members of Washtenaw County's LGBT community disheartened by court's decision.

City of Ann Arbor

Residents on the southern edge of downtown Ann Arbor will no longer face 180-foot buildings.

Stephen Kunselman
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Update to the story that ran Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Washtenaw County
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Report highlights stark contrast in the housing market, from east to west in the county.

Buff Orpington chicken
Wikimedia Commons

Proposal to eliminate neighbor approval requirement divides City Council.

Flickr/ Creative Commons/Brixton

A volunteer program to keep sidewalks clear in one Ann Arbor neighborhood has passed it's first tests with this week's snow. 

Washtenaw County Public Health
Washtenaw County Public Health / facebook.com

Health care officials in Washtenaw County are hopeful flu season has already peaked.