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A status conference was held Tuesday afternoon on a U.S. District Court judge's ruling determining Eastern Michigan University is in violation of Title IX after eliminating two women's sports teams in a money-saving move.

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Eastern Michigan University continues to bundle the arts and sciences in its program offerings.  Many colleges across the country have separated the disciplines.  The committment to maintain the marriage of arts and sciences is what led Dr. Dana Heller to EMU.  Heller is the recently-appointed Dean of Arts and Sciences.  In this week's "creative:impact,"  Dr. Heller discusses her passion for, and the importance of, this kind of education.  

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This week on "In the Public Interest" our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member and lawyer Margaret Leary about all the elements included in Proposal 3 voters will decide on when they vote in the coming election on November 6th.

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There's only two weeks left until the general election.  In the meantime, Ann Arbor will be hosting forums regarding the Library Lot and other issues, and the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will discuss financial security.  These are just a few of these issues discussed in this week's "Civic Matters" with WEMU's David Fair and the CivCity Initiative's Mary Morgan.

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In just over two weeks, recreational use of marijuana could be legal in Michigan.  Then what happens?  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry explores the possible impact on local communities, law enforcement, businesses, and the tourism industry, should the adult personal use of marijuana be legalized by Michigan voters.

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Legislation awaiting President Trump’s signature would provide more support for people struggling with opioid addiction. 

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Combat veterans across America have many stories to tell, and an upcoming event will give them a chance to share them with the public.  In this week's "Focus on EMU," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Eastern Michigan University theatre arts professor Wallace Bridges, who is the event director of the "Stories of Service" event coming to Ann Arbor.

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You fall in love, get married, have children, and expect to live the rest of your life in the warmth and security of family.  Then, your partner begins to manipulate and undermine you.  That's before he starts beating you.  Even when sent to jail, he tries to hire people to kill you and the children and you share together.  That is the story of Nicole Beverly.

The Ypsilanti Township woman is taking the lessons she learned, sharing her story and educating others, so they might avoid a similar circumstance.  Beverly's experience exposed a number of holes in the legal system that keep victims in danger.  Now, she advocates for legislative and policy changes to create greater protections.

Nicole Beverly updates her story with 89.1 WEMU's David Fair in this Domestic Violence Awareness Month conversation. 

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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by local author, speaker, and Eastern Michigan University professor Sarah Brabbs to talk about how good communication can help us live better, more well-balanced lives.

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There's plenty going on in the movie world, especially if you're looking for a good, pre-Halloween scare!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the flicks opening in theaters this weekend.


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The Florida and Georgia races for governor — two of the most closely watched in the country — have been roiled in the past 24 hours by more scrutiny over alleged voter suppression, racist ads and newly ignited controversies over the Confederate flag and allegations of corruption involving the hit musical Hamilton.

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