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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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WEMU Local
9:58 am
Mon November 7, 2005

Handful of Elections Around the County

Washtenaw County, MI – Outside the city of Ann Arbor, there are some intersting issues on Tuesday's ballot, including city council, library, and school board races. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
3:02 pm
Fri November 4, 2005

Ecology Center Celebrates 35 Years

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ecology Center in Ann Arbor celebrates its 35th anniversary with Robert Kennedy Jr. at the Michigan Theater on Tuesday. Click on the audio icon to hear more about the history and work of the Ecology Center.

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WEMU Local
8:54 am
Thu November 3, 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
8:32 am
Wed November 2, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – America has the safest food supply in the world...or does it? Factory farms and large scale food production operations make it nearly impossible to know what's really in our food or where it comes from.
Find out what you need to know by clicking on the audio icon for this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:36 pm
Mon October 31, 2005

Michigan MAC Trophy Within Eagles' Grasp

Ypsilanti –

Saturday was a wild day in the Mid-American Conference, with three lower-tier teams beating preseason favorites.

And Eastern Michigan, with a bye, watched it all from home. The Eagles were still stewing after a 24-23 loss to Miami (Ohio), which realistically ended EMU's MAC West division title hopes.

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WEMU Local
9:58 am
Fri October 28, 2005

Sharpton Joins Affirmative Action Rally

Ann Arbor, MI – About a thousand high school students came to the University of Michigan to rally for affirmative action Thursday. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:

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WEMU Local
9:53 am
Fri October 28, 2005

Evidence of Harm

Ypsilanti, MI – New York Times journalist David Kirby is the author of "Evidence of Harm", examining the potential health threats posed by compounds used in vaccines. Click on the audio icon for more from Kirby's interview with WEMU's David Fair:

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WEMU Local
9:13 am
Thu October 27, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.
*PLEASE NOTE* This is a recording, and the e-mail offer mentioned within no longer applies!

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WEMU Local
10:21 am
Wed October 26, 2005

Mayor Urges Grassroots Push for More State Dollars

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's Mayor is asking residents to contact state senators, urging them to approve an increase in the amount of money the state pays the city for providing fire protection for Eastern Michigan University. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
10:15 am
Wed October 26, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Ann Arbor Mayor John Heiftje.

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WEMU Local
7:54 pm
Mon October 24, 2005

Genyk: Close Loss was EMU's 'Best Game.'

Ypsilanti –

For college football coaches, close losses are never as simple as they seem.

Even Eastern Michigan's 24-23 loss to Miami (Ohio) Saturday could not be solely blamed on the Eagles' missed extra point with 13 seconds left.

"Coming off the field, there was tremendous disappointment," EMU head coach Jeff Genyk said Monday. "However, by and large, we played well. That was probably our best game. I think about ten plays (determined the outcome)."

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WEMU Local
10:45 pm
Mon October 17, 2005

Genyk: Eagles Must 'Believe' to Beat Miami

Ypsilanti –

Jeff Genyk's Eastern Michigan Eagles have scored just one touchdown in the last ten quarters. His quarterback is still hobbled by a bruised ankle that severely reduces EMU's offensive versatility. Yet Genyk's biggest worry heading into Saturday's game against Miami (Ohio) is his team's mental state.

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