In Ann Arbor's 5th ward, Current councilman Carston Hohnke is not seeking re-election. Voters will choose from a pair of familiar faces seeking to fill that seat. WEMU's Andrew Cluley provides a preview.
A statewide coalition is seeking public comment on Michigan should best spend its transportation dollars. "Transportation for Michigan" held a community forum in Ann Arbor Thursday night. WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.
WEMU's David Fair talks with Will Hathaway about the ongoing discussions of how best to use the land above Ann Arbor's new, underground parking structure. Hathaway is a member of the "Library Green Conservancy"
A newspaper in the State of Washington is fighting a right to privacy battle. It's an effort to preserve the anonymity of a person who posted a disparaging comment on the paper's website. Does that happen here at home? WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the policy at Ann Arbor-dot-com does allow for anonymous posts, and it is a frequent topic of conversation in the newsroom.
Primary election day is less than a week away. In Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward, voters will choose between Incumbent Tony Derezinksi and his challenger, Sally Hart Peterson. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has a look at the Democratic candidates.
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners have signed off on a four-party agreement and Articles of Incorporation that will serve as the framework for a new, county-wide transit authority. Even with that step forward, another action was taken that will takes the process a step backward. WEMU's Andrew Cluley explains.
Once again, WEMU hosts and listeners realized the depth and mastery of our regional musicians by awarding the Latin jazz band, Tumbao Bravo, the coveted number one spot on the "Sweet 16". This marks the fourth week in a row for that theirs was the most played CD on 89.1. This disc deserves the distinction not just because it is music from local performers, but because it is totally original, beautifully produced and recorded with the highest audio quality. "Casa Versailles" by Tumbao Bravo deserved national accolades and WEMU is leading the way.
A long vacant house near downtown Ann Arbor is finally getting torn down, and city officials hope a rain garden on the site will help reduce some of the flooding issues in the area. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.
For the third week in a row, the local all-star Latin jazz band, Tumbao Bravo has topped WEMU's airplay list with "Casa Versailles". Their CD release concert will be this Saturday at Kerrytown Concert House. We have details about the show in the "events" and "datebook" section of this website. This group is just one example of the outstanding musicians who live and work in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and the Detroit area. It is an honor to play their music on WEMU and support our fantastic music community.