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With handwritten cards and "comfort items" purchased with money raised in Ann Arbor, a contingent of area activists traveled to Texas this week to raise awareness about hundreds of children at an immigration detention camp separated from their families.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Marcy Epstein, one of the participants who traveled from Ann Arbor this week in hopes of making a difference.


Anne Lamott
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With all that is happening in our world, it may sometimes be difficult having hope.  This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to best-selling author and inspirational speaker Anne Lamott about hope.


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The weather's been cold lately, but the movie business stays hot!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater digital media specialist Nick Alderink about the latest movie news and all of the new films hitting theaters on this pre-Thanksgiving weekend.


Eastern Michigan University
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EMU's College of Health and Human Services is intent on its students becoming successful in the field of medicine.  Now, those students can get a real, hands-on experience this week.  In this week's "Focus on EMU," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Linda Myler, assistant professor and director of nursing simulation labs at EMU, about the second annual IPE Simulation Day, where students get to work in simulated, medical situations.


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For the last two decades, Ypsilanti's Michigan Firehouse Museum has displayed over a century's worth of firefighting memorabilia.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg take a tour of the museum with its recently-appointed director, Al Dyer, Jr.


Nancy Love
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Searching for new sources of natural fertilizer is an ongoing process, and a University of Michigan research project is exploring use of an unending source.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with U-M professor of civil and environmental engineering Dr. Nancy Love about the Urine Diversion Research Project. 


Eastern Michigan University
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In an effort to comply with Title IX requirements, Eastern Michigan University's athletics department hosted two meetings Tuesday afternoon to gauge interest in women's sports.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the story.
 


Duster / Artrain 1986

Back in 1986, artists submitted graffiti art to decorate the outside of the "Artrain" railcars.  Later this month, renderings of those pieces will go up for auction in Paris, France, where the proceeds will benefit art programs, here at home.  A treasure trove of art of the past will help fund the art of the future.  WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance president and CEO Deb Polich take you back and look forward in this week's "creative:impact."


Gretchen Whitmer
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Michigan’s new governor will start in January.  But Governor-Elect Gretchen Whitmer faces an adversarial state Legislature, which could impact what Whitmer is able to accomplish.


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Every once in a while, students may feel the usual academic, athletic, or financial strain that comes with the whole college experience.  Luckily, Eastern Michigan University has a solution with its team of furry, four-legged friends.  In this week's "Focus on EMU," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Nick Pomante from EMU's Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility about its ongoing "Wellness Woof" program.


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