That’s the belief of Robin Robinson, a talented musician, Broadway musical actor, and singer/songwriter who now fills her soul helping children and their families discover the joy of music at Robinsongs for Kids. Join host Deb Polich on this edition of "creative:impact" to meet Robin and hear why she was inspired to leave New York to teach.
The Ann Arbor City Council will vote to replace the city’s drop-off station at their meeting tonight. WEMU’s Josh Hakala has a preview.
The City of Ann Arbor is working to improve its recycling stream by reducing contamination and the type of non-recyclable items going into the bin. So, starting July 11th, they’ll be inspecting residential recycling bins to make sure residents are following the city’s recycling rules. WEMU’s Cathy Shafran explains.
The University of Michigan has become one of the first major engineering universities to offer a robotics major to undergrads. WEMU’s Josh Hakala has more.
The intersection of Zeeb and Liberty Roads just outside of Ann Arbor is now closed for construction. We get the details from WEMU’s Taylor Pinson.
Former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young could become the first Black man represented in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Colin Jackson has more.
The Michigan Legislature is on a three-week summer recess after finalizing budget bills and sending them to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk. But lawmakers’ work on spending plans is not over with several billion dollars still waiting in the bank. We have more from Rick Pluta.
Mitigating inequity continues to prove difficult. That can be said for people of color, women, and those on the low-income side of the economic scale. Now, imagine trying to overcome those barriers fresh out of prison. Helping overcome those obstacles for convicts returning to society is the purpose of "A Brighter Way" in Washtenaw County. Adam Grant is a former inmate himself and now serves as its executive director. He joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss his story of redemption and the work underway to help others do the same.
The oldest Fourth of July parade in the state of Michigan is back on today in Ypsilanti after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus. It’s just one of the Independence Day celebrations in the area. WEMU’s Josh Hakala has more.
When the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision, it created uncertainty about abortion on a number of fronts. That includes immediate impact on access. As WEMU’s Josh Hakala explains, in the short term, neighboring states could overwhelm area health care providers.
Officials at the Humane Society of Washtenaw County are expecting a pretty busy Tuesday after all the Fourth of July fireworks this holiday weekend. WEMU’s Cathy Shafran explains.
- COVID-19 rental assistance application deadline is approaching fast
- Michigan Senate passes COVID-19 workplace bills
- Bills would preempt future COVID response orders
- CDC clears the way for vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old
- GOP-led committee looks to limit emergency executive powers
- Advisers to the FDA back COVID vaccines for the youngest children
- Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for COVID-19, but is experiencing mild symptoms
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