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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Thu December 8, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
10:53 am
Wed December 7, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Connie Baille of the Mathaei Botanical Gardens:

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WEMU Local
10:53 am
Wed December 7, 2005

Safety Forum at EMU

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WEMU Local
10:52 am
Wed December 7, 2005

EMU Roundball Doubleheader Tonight

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University hosts a basketball doubleheader tonight at the Convocation Center. Click on the audio icon for a preview from WEMU's Brian Nemerovski, and tune in for the play-by-play of both games beginning at 5:45pm:

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WEMU Local
10:51 am
Wed December 7, 2005

Ypsilanti Joins Wireless Washtenaw

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti has signed on to participate in the 'Wireless Washtenaw' project. Communities across the county are being asked to provide assets to make it more attractive for a provider to deliver free wireless internet access county-wide. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
10:54 am
Tue December 6, 2005

Ann Arbor's Future Downtown

Ann Arbor, MI – A report looking at the future of the city of Ann Arbor's downtown has been accepted by city council. However, city officials say the report by Calthorpe Associates is only the start of the process of mapping the downtown's future. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluely:

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WEMU Local
9:57 am
Fri December 2, 2005

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Protecting surface and groundwater in Michigan is one of the big issues facing the Michigan senate next week. Click on the audio icon to hear this month's first-Friday focus on the environment, featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and special guest Mark Schaeffer, who has personal experience with the damage large-scale groundwater withdrawals can do:

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WEMU Local
9:50 am
Fri December 2, 2005

Higher Steel Price Bid Approved for New High School

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district's board of education has approved a nearly nine-point-five million dollar bid for steel for the district's new high school. That's more than two-million dollars above original design estimates. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluely:

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WEMU Local
8:54 am
Thu December 1, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:50 am
Thu December 1, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring State Representative Alma Wheeler-Smith:

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WEMU Local
11:32 am
Thu November 24, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Plenty of great new releases out this Thanksgiving weekend. Click on the audio icon for more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
12:41 pm
Tue November 22, 2005

Proposal Request Delayed; Re-Zoning Still Alive

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority has been granted more time to submit requests for proposals for the development of two parking lots. City council unanimously approved the delays Monday night.
D-D-A Director Susan Pollay says the request for proposals for the First and Washington site is complete and will be shown to council next month. Pollay says the Kline lot request for proposals will not be drafted until ongoing soil and economic studies are completed.

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WEMU Local
5:36 pm
Fri November 18, 2005

Ben Braun Returns to EMU

Ypsilanti – Click on the audio icon above to hear the full interveiw

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WEMU Local
9:36 am
Thu November 17, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
10:04 am
Wed November 16, 2005

Ypsi - EMU Need Each Other

Ypsilanti, MI – The latest in a series of town hall meetings on Ypsilanti's financial future was held Tuesday night. The focus this time was the relationship between the city and Eastern Michigan University. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
9:57 am
Wed November 16, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Great Lakes protection; water diversions, and limits on groundwater withdrawals. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Ann Arbor State Senator Liz Brater:

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WEMU Local
11:29 am
Tue November 15, 2005

Willow Run Fires Benit

Ypsilanti, MI – The Willow Run School Board has voted unanimously to fire Superintendent Douglas Benit. Click on the audio icon for more on Monday night's decision from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:

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WEMU Local
11:27 am
Tue November 15, 2005

Board Sets Up Bus Garage Committee

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has established a broad-based committee to find a suitable location for the district's new school bus garage. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
8:21 pm
Mon November 14, 2005

Lost Lead Forces Genyk, EMU to Change Approach

Ypsilanti –

Coming off of two straight agonizing losses before last Saturday's game against Ball State, Eastern Michigan coach Jeff Genyk was worried his team starting slowly against the Cardinals.

Midway through the game, his team led 22-0.

"I was very proud of how our players came out after heartbreaking losses to Miami (Ohio) and Western Michigan," Genyk said. "Those players could have come out and not played hard. We came out very hard."

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WEMU Local
9:20 am
Fri November 11, 2005

Residents of old "Y" Will Stay Elsewhere for Now

Ann Arbor, MI – A broken pipe at the old Y-M-C-A building in Ann Arbor has led to more than 80 residents being put up in a motel at city expense. Thursday night, Ann Arbor's city council committed to spending more than 150-thousand dollars on the situation through the end of this year. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Thu November 10, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:01 am
Wed November 9, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment, featuring Huron River Watershed Council Executive Director Laura Rubin.

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WEMU Local
8:09 am
Wed November 9, 2005

Washtenaw County Election Results

Washtenaw County, MI – *Please note these results from Tuesday's elections are unofficial*

ANN ARBOR: Voters rejected a two-year, half-mil levy for removal of ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer. 56 percent voted "no".
Democrats Stephen Rapundalo, Leigh Greden, and Marcia Higgins were elected to city council.

SALINE: Glenn Law, Alica Ping, and Theresa Sibo won city council seats.

CHELSEA: Anne Feeney won another term as Mayor; Frank Hammer and Cheri Albertson won seats on city council.

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WEMU Local
7:20 pm
Mon November 7, 2005

EMU Looks to End Slide Against Ball St.

Ypsilanti –

Many of Eastern Michigan's goals for this football season can be measured tangibly.

So when two of the Eagles' most attainable benchmarks--winning the Michigan MAC Championship and finishing the season with a winning record--slipped out of reach after Saturday's 44-36 loss to Western Michigan, the team was forced to revise its aspirations.

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WEMU Local
1:10 pm
Mon November 7, 2005

Ash Borer Millage; City Council Races in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Citizens in Ann Arbor are being asked to approve a half-mil, two-year tax to pay for the removal of ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer. Click on the audio icon for more on the issue from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:

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