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Andy LaBarre
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

Research, development and the implementation of automated cars and transportation systems have already made Washtenaw County one of the nation’s largest mobility hubs in the country.  Where we go from here is the subject of an event taking place today.

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is hosting its Impact 2018 session from 11am-3pm today at the Toyota Motor North America Research & Development facility on Platt Road in Saline.

89.1 WEMU’s Patrick Campion caught up with the chamber’s Executive Vice President & Director of Government Relations Andy LaBarre to learn more about the event and get a glimpse of Washtenaw County’s mobility future.


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Several empty buildings, such as the old Smith Furniture building, could be found throughout Ypsilanti.  Thanks to the Michigan Advocacy Program, small business owners and nonprofit organizations are ready to breathe new life into these structures.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg talk about these business developments with Ann Routt, co-director of the Michigan Advocacy Program.


Child Care
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

The Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center, also known as the Collaborative, was created to provide child care to low-income families in Ypsilanti.  It also provides assistance to parents attending Eastern Michigan University.  WEMU's Patrick Campion talks about the Collaborative with EMU doctoral candidates Nigora Erkaeva and Veronica Konglim, EMU's assistant director of community relations and engagement Caroline Sanders, and Ann Arbor YMCA regional child development director Lee Anna Pasker.


Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

The month of October has become known as "Outober," which is a time when LGBT residents get recognition on the EMU Campus.  WEMU's Patrick Campion talks about the upcoming "Outober" events with Mary Larkin from EMU's LGBT Resource Center.


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

The TEDxYDL event came to Ypsilanti's Riverside Arts Center recently.  It featured numerous speakers who offered their perspectives on mobility, from vehicles to animals to ideas.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg spoke to two of those speakers, EMU assistant professor of biology Jamie Cornelius and Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels executive director Alison Foreman.


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Last year, Ypsilanti City Council met to discuss the International Village development project, and residents were looking to have a say in the situation.  In time, the council passed a community benefits ordinance, or CBO, that would allow public input on such developments.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg talk to Desirae Simmons, who represents REDY, the group that helped make this ordinance possible.


Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Eastern Michigan University's Early College Alliance will once again be holding a "Unity in the Community" day on campus.  Patrick Campion sits down with Ellen Fischer, ECA's Principal, to talk about the ECA and why this event is important to them, their students, and EMU campus community.


Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

On this week's Focus on EMU, Eastern Michigan University Professor Emad Tanbour sits down with Patrick Campion to discuss the newly unveiled Virtual Reality Lab in the College of Technology.  You will learn more about projects underway and what EMU and its funding partners are hoping the lab will grow into in the future.  


Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

On this week's Focus on EMU, Eastern Michigan University Student Body President Candice Crutcher sits down with Patrick Campion to talk about her administration's goals for the new year, her personal passions, and the work they'd like to do in and around campus.  

Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

On this week's Focus on EMU, Eastern Michigan University President, Dr. James Smith, sits down with Patrick Campion to discuss the new year, projects happening on campus, and new opportunities coming soon for students and the entire campus community. 

 

#OTGYpsi: NAAAHR Invests In Ypsilanti

Sep 19, 2018
Brianna Kelly / Concentrate Media

In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to Nat Alston, chairman of the National Association of African-Americans in Human Resources, which will host its national conference in Ypsilanti later this month.  Also, Brianna announces her departure from the On the Ground-Ypsi project.


Emmanuel Jones
Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Eastern Michigan University alumnus Emmanuel Jones had trouble finding a direction in life.  After many personal trials, he found his calling in helping young people find their own direction in life.  From there, he created the nonprofit organization, Mentor2Youth.  Jones talks all about his journey with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Michigan Theater
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Summer vacation is coming to a close, so let's get in another trip to the movies!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new films coming to theaters this Labor Day weekend.

 

Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

The Ypsilanti skies were filled with action and excitement this past weekend.  Folks from all across Michigan flocked to the Willow Run airport to catch the 2018 Thunder Over Michigan event.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks about what unfolded at this year's aerial display with Concentrate Media reporter Brianna Kelly and Concentrate Media photographer Doug Coombe.


State Theatre
Brandon C / flickr.com

The dust from the August primary election has settled, so let's unwind at the movie theater.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about Hollywood news and the latest films hitting the big screen this weekend.


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

The religious community always tries to reach out to those in need.  However, in Ypsilanti, more and more churches are offering their services beyond the typical Sunday activities.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to Pastor Jason Robinson of Ypsilanti's Reach Church, who is among several, faith-based establishments going above and beyond for the public.


Anthony Morgan is seeking election to Ypsilanti City Council in the 3rd Ward.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

For those who have served time in prison, landing a job is an incredibly difficult task.  Fortunately, the organization Michigan Works! Southeast has provided opportunities to clean up criminal records and get people back in the workplace.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk about a recent expungement fair with Michigan Works! Southeast career advisor Herb Fluker and Walter Griffin, who has benefitted from this event.


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Not far from downtown Ypsilanti and Depot Town is the West Cross Street business district.  It has attracted small business owners for years, but a few of these entrepeneurs still believe their establishments are being overlooked.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to two West Cross Street business owners--Jesse Kranyak, who co-operates the Wurst Bar, and Jon Eslinger, who co-owns the branding studio, Do:Better.


Trish Reilly would like to continue representing you and retain a seat on the Pittsfield Township Park Commission.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Michelle Deatrick would like to represent you in Michigan's State Senate.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.  


Ali Ramlawi is running to represent Ann Arbor's 5th Ward on City Council.  Here is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Graydon Krapohl would like your vote to continue as Ann Arbor's City Council member in the 4th Ward.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Elizabeth Nelson is running for City Council in Ann Arbor's Ward 4.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.  


Katie Scott is running for Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in District 9.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


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