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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.


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Movie Review: 'First Man'

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It was one of the most dangerous missions in history, landing a man on the moon. Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in the new film "First Man." It retells the dramatic history leading up to the Apollo 11 flight.

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I'm Steve Inskeep with a live audience at Broomwagon Bikes and Coffee in Lexington, Ky. Folks, would you take a moment to thank our hosts here?

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Most of the roads in Florida's Bay County are now impassable. There's no electricity, no working sewers, no gasoline, very little cell service, and a boil water advisory.

"This whole town's destroyed" after Hurricane Michael, says Ryan Smith, a mechanic in Lynn Haven, on the north side of Panama City, Fla.

He's standing outside a red brick apartment complex where most of the roofs are gone and giant pine trees have fallen through some of the buildings.

"This was our house," he says. "Now all our stuff's destroyed."

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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and a special guest: Amanda Krugliak, arts curator and assistant director of Arts Programming at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities.  She talks about curating a unique, light-up, literary art exhibit in downtown Ann Arbor on October 23rd from 5 until 11pm.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about all of the new flicks coming to your local movie house this weekend.  Plus, the Michigan and State Theaters will have some spooky, special screenings for the days leading up to Halloween!


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A year has passed since the #MeToo movement brought more attention to sexual assault and harrassment.  WEMU's David Fair talks to Safehouse Center executive director Barbara Niess-May and U of M law professor and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastrern District of Michigan Barb McQuade about how the movement has emboldened survivors and launched a conversation that will create positive change in the years to come.  


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Tens of thousands of people were falsely accused of cheating on their unemployment benefits.  The state took money from their tax refund or ordered them to re-pay benefits.  That was after a problem with the state’s automated system.  The Michigan Supreme Court will decide if a lawsuit against the state for the false fraud accusations can go forward.


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Floridians who rode out Hurricane Michael are waking up to view the devastation that has been left behind. Panama City resident Vance Beu (ph) described the experience as this massive storm came through.

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OK. Kareem mentioned President Trump's relationship with Saudi Arabia. Speaking of that, the president is vowing to, quote, "get to the bottom of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi." This is the president speaking yesterday.

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Let's remember this morning how Havana sounded back in the 1950s and 1960s.

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