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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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WEMU Local
8:42 am
Thu October 13, 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
9:35 am
Wed October 12, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – It might not save much money on energy bills, but wind power does make for a cleaner environment. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring John Wakeman from the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.

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WEMU Local
9:30 am
Wed October 12, 2005

City and School Board Discuss Cooperative Efforts

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council and board of education held a joint meeting Tuesday night. Much of the talk centered on how the two entities might assist one another. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
9:16 am
Wed October 12, 2005

Bedside Music

Ann Arbor, MI – Patients at the University of Michigan Health System are fighting the stresses of hospitalization with a little help from bedside musicians. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
10:10 am
Tue October 11, 2005

Better Long-Term Health Care for Seniors

Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan's long-term health care system pushes too many state residents into costly nursing homes. That's according to care providers and their advocates speaking at a town hall meeting hosted by state representative Kathy Angerer on Monday. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:

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WEMU Local
7:20 pm
Mon October 10, 2005

NIU Next on EMU's Challenging Schedule

Ypsilanti, MI –

From Jeff Genyk's perspective, Eastern Michigan could easily have a 3-0 Mid-American Conference record heading into Saturday's game at Northern Illinois with .

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WEMU Local
10:01 am
Fri October 7, 2005

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment.
Today's discussion focuses on the continuing controversy over deep injection wells for the disposal of toxic waste, and features WEMU's David Fair, Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and our special guest, Romulus City Council member Debbie Romak.

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WEMU Local
9:36 am
Fri October 7, 2005

EMU Takes On Toledo

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's football team can stay perfect in the Mid-American Conference with a win Saturday night at Toledo, but it will be the Eagles' toughest MAC test yet. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Brian Nemerovski.

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Thu October 6, 2005

Ypsilanti Wants Passenger Rail Stop

Ypsilanti, MI – Would a rapid transit system linking Ann Arbor with Detroit make a stop in Ypsilanti? Ypsilanti's representative to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) says she'll make sure it does. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
8:51 am
Thu October 6, 2005

Stormwater Rate Study Underway

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WEMU Local
8:45 am
Thu October 6, 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
9:40 am
Wed October 5, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Washtenaw County, MI – Help is available in Washtenaw County to reclaim brownfield sites for new development. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Wed October 5, 2005

Oates Takes Colorado Post

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Wed October 5, 2005

Ypsilanti Delays City Income Tax Vote

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti voters will not see an income tax issue on the ballot during the coming fiscal year. Click on the audio icon for more on that story, and details of other action from Tuesday night's city council meeting, from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
9:00 am
Wed October 5, 2005

Parking Structure Will Be Demolished

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Wed October 5, 2005

Union Pickets Council Over Lack of Contract

WEMU Local
4:04 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

EMU Back in Underdog Role Against Toledo

Ypsilanti –

Eastern Michigan's football program is brimming with confidence following wins over Central Michigan and Kent State. The Eagles' 2-0 Mid-American Conference record has them atop the West Division standings.

But head coach Jeff Genyk is treating Saturday's game at Toledo (6:45 p.m. on 89.1, WEMU) as a reminder that the Eagles' early success has not yet earned them a place among the MAC's elite teams.

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