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Myra Klarman

Christopher Taylor is seeking your vote to be re-elected Mayor of Ann Arbor.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Today is your last day to register to vote in the August 7th Primary Election.  There is plenty of election -related activity going on this week and som other items of community interest and engagement, too.  Get all the details in this week's 'Civic Matters' with WEMU's David Fair and Mary Morgan, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative. 


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Atop a small hill at the corner of Observatory and East Ann Streets in Ann Arbor sits a facility operated by the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library.  It’s been at that same location for over a century now.  Still, as 89-1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan reports, the Detroit Observatory has remained largely “Hidden in Plain Sight.”  


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No one was hurt by a fire that damaged an electrical bicycle manufacturing facility Friday in Ann Arbor.

Gabrielle Langholtz

This week, Art and Soul is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to the author of “America the Cookbook,” Gabrielle Langholtz, who talks about the roots of “American” cooking.


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Celebrate America's independence with a good movie!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater digital media specialist Nick Alderink about the latest movie news and all of the new films hitting the big screen this Fourth of July weekend!


Jesse Meria

After stops as managing director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia and as president of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Mathew Van Besien chose Ann Arbor.  He left what many consider to be the cultural hub of the world to become the 7th president of UMS, the University Musical Society.  He began the job on July 1st of 2017 and, with an eye to the future, spent time reflecting on his first year in town and on the job. 


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Drivers in Ann Arbor will pay more for their gasoline than anyone else in the state this 4th of July holiday.  


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The 4th of July falls on Wednesday of this week and there are parades, fireworks, and other celebrations of note in Washtenaw County.  That's only part of the conversation between WEMU's David Fair and the CivCityInitiative's Mary Morgan on this edition of "Civic Matters!"

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Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities have been busy with such matters as a lawsuit involving the Library Lot and upcoming school board elections.  These are just a few of topics discussed in this week's "Civic Matters" with WEMU's Patrick Campion and the CivCity Initiative's Mary Morgan.


Lisa Barry

If you like cats, there is the purr-fect place for you in Ann Arbor--the “Tiny Lions Cat Café and Adoption Center.”

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry takes you to the place where you can hang out with cats or even do yoga or play trivia surrounded by a couple-dozen furry, four-legged friends in need of a new home.


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Summer is officially here, and the movie business stays hot!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new films coming to the silver screen this weekend.


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People have differing views on going to cemeteries.  Whether you find it peaceful or whether you find it creepy, you can find a sense of history.  With that in mind, 89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan went exploring at a few cemeteries in Washtenaw County.


Lisa Barry

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 Donna Crudder of the local league about their ongoing candidate public forums.


Lisa Barry

As the leader of CultureSource, Omari Rush came across a study done about trends in cultural participation across the country.  He brought some of the people involved with the study to Ann Arbor to talk about some of their findings.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Rush and LaPlaca Cohen managing director Maggie Hartnick for this week's Art and Soul.


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Another Cinetopia is in the books, but there's still plenty to talk about in the world of film.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about the movie business and the newest flicks hitting theaters this weekend.


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The English translation of the French word "dessous' is "underneath."  That's where you'll find the one of Ann Arbor's newest downtown eateries. "dessous' occupies an underground space that used to house "Melange." The menu and the space itself have been transformed into an entirely new experience for patrons.  In this week's "creative:impact" on WEMU, you'll hear from co-owner Jay Mullick and consulting chef Eve Aronoff,  on the creative process in creating something entirely new. 


Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman

Tradition and surprises can be found in the Jewish-German cookbook put together by a mother-daughter team coming to Ann Arbor June 12th.

Gabrielle Gropman and her daughter Sonja Gropman will prepare dinner from their cookbook at Zingerman's Roadhouse on the 12th and teach a baking class the next day.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with the mother-daughter team...


Grange Kitchen and Bar

For this week's Art and Soul, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Jessica Webster and the creator and chef of Grange Kitchen And Bar in Ann Arbor, Brandon Johns.  The restaurant was opened nearly 9 years ago as a genuine farm-to-table restaurant trying to serve as much local produce and meats and fish as possible.  Grange presents itself as a place for locally sourced farm-to-table dining.


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Cinetopia 2018 rolls on, and there's a lot more going in the movie business as well.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins talk about the latest Hollywood news and all of the new flicks hitting theaters this weekend.

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Thousands of Starbucks stores, including in Washtenaw County, closed down Tuesday afternoon for special employee training.


Lisa Barry

From utility boxes to manhole covers, Ann Arbor is known for having a great deal of public art in some unusual places.

Now there’s a new work of art on the recently reconstructed Stadium Boulevard, and 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry takes you there to meet the artist as he finished the project in a public space in Ann Arbor…


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Driverless technology is here!  Two fully-automated, 11-passenger, all-electric shuttles manufactured by French firm NAVYA will soon begin transporting University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff on a non-stop two-mile route between the Lurie Engineering Center and the North Campus Research Complex. As it grows, this paradigm-shifting technology promises to change our world in many ways.  In the May edition of 89.1 WEMU's 'The Green Room,' we examine its potential to help, or hurt, in our challenge to reign in the energy costs and emissions of our transportation sector.


Lisa Barry

The bloom season is just beginning at Ann Arbor’s historic peony garden in the Nichols Arboretum.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry visited the garden and has details…


Downed power lines have forced closure of a portion of N. Main Street in Ann Arbor, and it could be hours before the road is reopened. 

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