It is no surprise that "Elemental" the new CD by conguero/composer Alberto Nacif and his magnificent ensemble "Aguanko" topped WEMU's "Sweet Sixteen" from January 7th through the 13th. We will always support great regional talent along with international music figures, but Alberto Nacif means more to WEMU than just great regional talent: he is family. Today's "Cuban Fantasy" program on Saturdays at 7PM grew out of an interview that Alberto did with evening jazz host Michael G.
The Ann Arbor school board has again elected Deb Mexicotte to serve as board President. The board also tweaked a couple of policies at its organizational meeting Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor's city council has begun discussions on the Downtown Development Authority's proposal for the redevelopment of city-owned surface parking lots. City council and the DDA held a joint meeting Monday night and much of the talk surrounded the connection William Street project. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
With many people receiving new electronics over the holidays, the question becomes what to do with old devices. According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste is produced each year in the US.
If the item is still relatively new, it is possible to sell the item on eBay or elsewhere. But, environmentalists hope that the old items won’t just end up in the trash.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has again rejected putting an ad calling for a boycott of Israel on its buses. The AATA board unanimously passed a resolution Thursday night rejecting the proposal for two reasons. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority is making some service changes later this month, including an increase in peak hour service on one of the routes between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. Hear more on the changes from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Even with temperatures below freezing and snow on the ground, some of Ann Arbor's downtown workers will continue to bicycle, walk, or take the bus to work. They're competing in the Conquer the Cold Winter Commuting Challenge throughout January. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
A working group of Ann Arbor public schools officials and community members has come up with four recommendations to serve as a basis for further talks on district transportation issues. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The majority of community members at the "connecting William Street" meeting Wednesday night raised concerns about the amount of - or lack of - green space in downtown Ann Arbor. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor's city council has approved an ambitious climate action plan. Local architect and chair of the Ann Arbor energy commission, Wayne Appleyard, has been at the center of the construct of the Climate Action plan, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ann Arbor's city council has adopted the city's climate action plan, and approved a resolution urging the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gasses under the clean air act. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Groups interested in transit along a corridor from northeast Ann Arbor through town to the Briarwood Mall area have wrapped up two days of getting feedback at locations along the route. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.