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The Coronavirus Crisis

Everything You Need To Know About The Global Outbreak from NPR & WEMU

Ypsilanti Township

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation after someone shot a car owned by the husband of Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustee Monica Ross-Williams.  

Debbie Dingell
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Coronavirus cases have spiked in several states, including Michigan, and 12th District U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell fears more restrictions and shutdowns.  Meantime, the Dearborn Democrat is pushing for another federal relief package, new policing measures, and protections for international students that could face deportation.  Dingell joined  WEMU's David Fair to update work on all of those fronts. 


Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library is now offering contactless lobby pickup service.  


CDC

The Washtenaw County Health Department will conduct free COVID-19 pop-up tests at an event this Saturday in Whitmore Lake.  

15th District Court

The 15th District Court in Ann Arbor has reopened its doors but with new COVID-19 guidelines.  

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This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the local visual arts.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and state and local arts leader Omari Rush talk with Avery Williamson, who works with many different types of materials to weave and paint and write blending her love of history, especially the history of Black women in this country.


Michigan Theater
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It won't be long before the Michigan Theater opens its doors again, but this week's films should satisfy your cinematic craving.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest films you can watch by logging on to the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


A2/Ypsilanti Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is offering free Personal Protective Equipment starter kits to local small businesses.  

Wiki Commons

Humans are not the only ones who need protection from the current extreme heat.  

City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor has temporarily closed the Argo and Gallup canoe liveries after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.  

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More than one month after embarking on what he calls a march for "change, justice and equality," Terry Willis completed a 1,000-mile walk from his hometown of Huntsville, Ala., to the site of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Willis, a 35-year-old business owner, said he feels obligated as a Black man and father to help create a better future for his son.

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, we want to tell you about a new drama, "P-Valley." It debuts tonight on Starz. It's a TV show based on a stage play centered on a strip club in the Mississippi Delta - a club that's become a home base for a collection of outcasts and outlaws. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says beyond the sex and stripping, there's a story about the hard work of surviving on society's margins.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, we want to tell you about a new drama, "P-Valley." It debuts tonight on Starz. It's a TV show based on a stage play centered on a strip club in the Mississippi Delta - a club that's become a home base for a collection of outcasts and outlaws. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says beyond the sex and stripping, there's a story about the hard work of surviving on society's margins.

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