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In my radio career I have been fortunate enough to interview hundreds of people from all walks of life (an interview with Jimmy Carter from not too long ago has been on my mind this week). 

Five community artists (including visual, literary, and performing artists) have been selected to take “residence” at UMS performances, using these experiences as a resource to support the creation of new work or to fuel a new artistic journey.

Ypsilanti residents will see an increase to their water bills beginning in October. 

The Chipotle Cultivate Festival in Kansas City, Mo., on July 18 had it all: an indie pop band onstage, long lines at the beer booths. It was like a Grateful Dead concert, only with free burritos.

But this and the three other Chipotle Cultivate events held across the country this summer were more than just a classic summertime music festival. Billed as offering "food, ideas and music," the festival offers a chance to "learn a free burrito," by going through four exhibits.

Ah, back-to-school season in America: That means it's time for the annoyingly aggressive marketing of clothes, and for the annual warnings of a national teacher shortage.

But this year the cyclical problem is more real and less of a media creation. There are serious shortages of teachers in California, Oklahoma, Kentucky and places in between.

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 The City of Ann Arbor is always looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly and eliminate waste. In its efforts, Recycle Ann Arbor was recently awarded $51,500 in grants by the State of Michigan for two educational programs. 

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If we have $300,000 by September 10th, we will cut our on-air pledge drive to just FOUR DAYS.  We have some new special gifts to celebrate our 50th anniversary including a very exciting anniversary dinner celebration  with Jarl Mohn, NPR’s CEO on Tuesday, December 8th.  

It's back to business as usual on the the Facebook pages of the University of Michigan football and basketball teams after they were hacked twice in one day.  University officials say they still don't know how it happened but have apologized to the two million followers who may have caught a glimpse of the pictures of scantily clad celebrities.  

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It's an annual sky show, the Perseid Meteor Showers should be at their peak visibility tonight.

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If you were hoping to take a super cool selfie at a University of Michigan football game this fall, you'll have to do so without the help of a selfie stick!  

Eastern Michigan University

After 4 years of protests and debate, Eastern Michigan University has announced its decision to retire the school's controversial Huron logo a second time.

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The new head of the Michigan Department of Education, Brian Whiston says he’ll act on his own to improve teacher evaluations if lawmakers fail to do so. The state Senate approved a bill in May meant to improve teacher evaluations and make them more uniform across the state. Senate Bill 103 has since stalled in the state House.

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With less than a month before most students in Washtenaw County go back to school, public health officials recommend parents to get their children immunized.  

For the past nine years, some of America's biggest producers of fresh salad greens and vegetables have been waging a quiet war on wildlife surrounding their fields, all in an effort to keep your veggies free of contamination from disease-causing bacteria.

Now, a fresh analysis of safety data suggests that the effort is mostly in vain. Clearing away wildlife habitat does not make food any safer.

EMU's Interim President, Kim Schatzel, issued a campus wide announcement this morning saying that, after extensive research, the university's administration has decided to remove the Hurons logo from marching band uniforms.

Eastern Michigan University

  After nearly two months of formal negotiations, Eastern Michigan University and the American Association of University Professors have reached a tentative contract agreement.  

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Two Ypsilanti children decided to start a lemonade stand to raise money, but the funds won't go to buy toys or anything like that.

The University of Michigan will hold an event on Sunday, August 16 from 4 to 7 p..m. at U-M's Alumni Building, 200 E. Fletcher in Ann Arbor

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The Lake Erie algae blooms in 2015  are already bigger than those in 2014. What has been done? What needs to be done? Will it get done? Find out in this month's edition of 89.1 WEMU's '1st Friday Focus on the Environment.' 


Eastern Michigan University

  Eastern Michigan University has been named 'Best in the Midwest' by the Princeton Review for the 13th year in a row. The Princeton Review cited EMU's "excellent academic offerings" as well as students' satisfaction with the campus as two major reasons for earning the title. EMU was one of only 15 schools in Michigan to make the list.  EMU's spokesman Geoff Larcom says they're happy to make the list again. "This is a validation of the academics and the faculty at EMU and a nice honor to have." Larcom says they're already thinking about how they can  improve to ensure the EMU earns the awar

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Voters have sent Incumbent Ann Arbor City Councilman Stephen Kunselman to defeat.   


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Voters in Ann Arbor's 5th Ward have decided to send Chip Smith  to city council. Smith beat the incumbent, Mike Anglin by more than 300 votes. 


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Ann Arbor City Council Incumbent, John "Jack" Eaton, cruises to a 4th Ward win in the primary.  


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It's another two year term representing the 1st Ward on Ann Arbor City Council   for Sabra Briere. 


City Council Ann Arbor
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With all the ballots counted, the results came within hours of the polls closing Tuesday night. The incumbents in Ann Arbor's 3rd and 5th wards have lost their primary election races for the Ann Arbor City Council. The 3rd Ward's Stephen Kunselman has been defeated by Zachary Ackerman, and 5th Ward Councilman Mike Anglin has been ousted by Chip Smith. 1st Ward incumbent Sabra Briere will retain her seat as will 4th Ward Councilman, Jack Eaton.

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