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10:05 am
Thu May 5, 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
10:00 am
Thu May 5, 2005

Issue of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment, featuring the director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Steve Chester:

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WEMU Local
7:55 am
Wed May 4, 2005

Washtenaw County School Election Results

Washtenaw County, MI – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS OF TUESDAY'S SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS IN WASHTENAW COUNTY

ANN ARBOR: Incumbents Karen Cross and Glenn Nelson re-elected; Irene Patalan wins the third available school board seat.

MILAN: Incumbent Charles Bushart wins re-election, but the millage issue for community recreational programs was defeated by a three-to-one margin.

LINCOLN: Incumbent Jeanette Upston is re-elected. Ken Goetz was the other winner.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Tue May 3, 2005

Ypsi Committee Recommends Closing Schools

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has scheduled five meetings over the next month and a half to determine where to make more than five-million dollars in reductions to the district's budget. The board received recommendations Monday night from the district's Community Schools Committee. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on the committee's report:

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WEMU Local
10:55 am
Mon May 2, 2005

School Elections Tuesday

Washtenaw County, MI – There are three, four-year terms open on the Ann Arbor School Board. Four candidates are vying to fill them. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on the Ann Arbor School Board race.

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WEMU Local
2:17 pm
Thu April 28, 2005

Soaring on Black Wings

Ypsilanti, MI – Tony award-winning actor Ben Vereen has been on the Eastern Michigan University campus for the past few weeks, working with EMU students on the production of "Soaring on Black Wings", the story of the Tuskeege Airmen of World War Two.
Bob Eccles spoke with Vereen about the play, and his work with students on the EMU campus. Click on the audio icon to listen in:

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WEMU Local
8:33 am
Thu April 28, 2005

Cinema Chat

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

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WEMU Local
9:03 am
Wed April 27, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Wed April 27, 2005

Local Students Win Congressional Art Awards

Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor Community High School student has won a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, and will have a piece of artwork displayed at the U-S capitol for a year.
Liz Woodward's self-portrait was selected as the top entry in the 15th Congressional District arts competition. Woodward will be invited to the capitol for the exhibit's opening ceremony.
Community High's Emma Raynor took second place and will have her work displayed at Congressman John Dingell's Washington D.C. office.

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WEMU Local
8:53 am
Wed April 27, 2005

Coaches Say Change is Good

Ypsilanti, MI – With Dave Diles leaving his post as athletic director at Eastern Michigan University, some coaches see opportunity for positive changes. Click on the audio icon to hear Brian Nemerovski's report:

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Tue April 26, 2005

Incarnati Steps Down as EMU Board Chair

WEMU Local
8:55 am
Tue April 26, 2005

EMU Athletic Director Takes Post at Case Western

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WEMU Local
8:54 am
Tue April 26, 2005

Administrators Laid Off from Ypsilanti Schools

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has told 11 administrators and principals that they will not have their contracts renewed after the current school year.
Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on the school board's action to help reduce the district's five-million dollar budget deficit:

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WEMU Local
8:54 am
Tue April 26, 2005

Ann Arbor Schools Sued Over New High School Site

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor School District's Superintendent and Board of Education are on the receiving end of a Sierra Club letter and a lawsuit filed by concerned citizens, both dealing with environmental concerns at the site chosen for the district's new high school. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:

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WEMU Local
2:25 pm
Fri April 22, 2005

Yankee Air Museum Kicks Off Capital Campaign

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on the capital campaign now underway to rebuild the Yankee Air Museum.

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WEMU Local
8:40 am
Thu April 21, 2005

Board Chooses Interim Superintendent

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's Board of Education has chosen former Superitendent James Hawkins to serve in that post again on an interim basis. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on Wednesday night's board action.

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WEMU Local
8:37 am
Thu April 21, 2005

Cinema Chat

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

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WEMU Local
9:00 am
Wed April 20, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
2:07 pm
Tue April 19, 2005

EMU Inks Five Hoops Recruits

Ypsilanti – Click on the audio icon above to hear Brian Nemerovski's report on the newest Eagles.

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WEMU Local
8:40 am
Tue April 19, 2005

Council Gets New Budget

Ann Arbor, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on Monday night's budget presentation to the Ann Arbor city council:

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WEMU Local
8:26 am
Mon April 18, 2005

Many In Washtenaw County have No Health Insurance

Ypsilanti, MI – A new study shows that more than 11 percent of Washtenaw County's population does not have health insurance. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:

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WEMU Local
8:23 am
Mon April 18, 2005

From Ypsilanti to the Vatican

Ypsilanti, MI – He's a priest, a lawyer, and a former Eastern Michigan University professor.
He's been at the Vatican for the past year. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' interview with Father Bernard O'Connor, better known around this area as "Father Bernie":

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WEMU Local
12:24 pm
Sun April 17, 2005

Eagles Put a Wrap on Spring Drills

Ypsilanti – To improve upon its 4-7 record in 2004, Eastern Michigan must get better defensively. And, early in Saturday's intra-squad spring scrimmage, the defense excelled, stopping EMU's offense on five of eight possessions.

Then backup quarterback Tyler Jones broke loose, providing more than enough memorable plays to trump the defense's early success.

"He plays faster than he runs the 40," head coach Jeff Genyk said of Jones. "And, obviously, he's very difficult to tackle."

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WEMU Local
12:25 pm
Sat April 16, 2005

EMU Spring Recap

Ypsilanti – WEMU's Brian Nemerovski looked at each unit of the EMU football team this spring, and notes what's left to determine before EMU's September 1 opener at Cincinnati.

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