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The pandemic has impacted all parts of our economy, including the local agricultural community.  But, there are positives that have resulted and reasons for giving thanks, too!  Kim Bayer is owner of Slow Farm in Washtenaw County.  She joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss COVID-19 impacts on local farming for this week's "Issues of the Environment." 


Weber's

As a result of the new COVID-19 state guidelines that prohibit indoor dining, Weber’s Restaurant in Ann Arbor is focusing on carryout orders this Thanksgiving Day.  


Wiki Commons

The University of Michigan’s Maize and Blue Cupboard has seen an increase in food assistance demand before the Thanksgiving holiday.  


Dana Nessel
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State Attorney General Dana Nessel says her office has opened a criminal inquiry and is “actively investigating” whether members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers were the targets of illegal harassment as they met to certify the results of the November 3rd election.


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council is one step closer in filling the Ward 1 vacancy on council.  


President-elect Joe Biden is formally announcing his most recent nominees and appointments for his incoming administration. Among his choices are Antony Blinken for secretary of state, Alejandro Mayorkas for homeland security secretary and Avril Haines for director of national intelligence. Watch his announcement live.

Deb Polich
Deb Polich

Deb Polich takes David Fair on a personal journey leading to a discovery that changes what she know about herself as an American.  In a surprising way, it helps her manage the upheaval of change that 2020 has wielded and, as always in Deb’s case, winds back to creativity.  Hear it here on "creative:impact."


Nisson
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Larry Nisson is a former psychotherapist who has been making glass art in Ann Arbor for over 30 years.  He decided a few months ago to commission local glass artists to make glass art, so he could give it away to local nonprofits to "anchor them in positivity" at this difficult time.

Lisa Barry talks with him about his idea, the inspiration behind it, and the reaction to his glass art giveaway.


Ann Arbor Meals On Wheels

COVID-19 is not stopping Ann Arbor’s Meals on Wheels from delivering meals this Thanksgiving.  


Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor Education Association continues to encourage Ann Arbor Public Schools to remain a virtual learning district during the pandemic.  


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