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Belinda Dulin
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Conflict resolution is not an easy task, which is why the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) was created.  For several years, it has worked toward bringing peaceful and equitable solutions to local conflicts in both Washtenaw and Livingston Counties.  DRC executive director Belinda Dulin joins WEMU's David Fair for a conversation about the center's mission in this week's "Washtenaw United."

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor City Council member Jane Lumm says the decision to remove Howard Lazarus as the city administrator came after they thought "very carefully" before voting to remove him from the job.

Lumm talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the decision and says it boils down to "having a positive, healthy relationship between elected officials and the administrator necessary for city government to work effectively."

Nicklaus Suino
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Nicklaus Suino of Ann Arbor experienced a traumatic event many years ago that has had a lasting impact on how he has lived his life ever since.  He uses that experience to inspire others to give themselves "permission" to bring about positive personal changes in their lives.

Jorge Avellan

With fewer than ten days left on the job, Ann Arbor city administrator Howard Lazarus looks back at his experience with the city philosophically.

Lazarus, who City Council voted to remove from office on February 18, spoke to WEMU's Lisa Barry about his approach to a public service position saying he "worked as hard as he could, as long as he could in good faith and good spirits."

Michigan Theater
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There's a lot happening in film this week, including a chance to expand your own knowledge on the art of cinema!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to discuss the latest movie news and all of the new flicks arriving at your local theater this weekend.

Democrat Debates
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Democratic presidential candidates are debating once again, this time in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Follow NPR's live analysis. 

Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

This week for "On The Ground Ypsi," WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Sarah Rigg from Concentrate Media about her latest online story about The Collaborative: Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center.  Their guest is Donetta Mazyck, director of the Collaborative, and one of its success stories.

Lisa Barry

Saying the residents of Ann Arbor and the reputation of the city will suffer for "years to come," Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor calls the City Council firing of city administrator Howard Lazarus a political termination.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the mayor following the move that now leaves the city without several key leaders.

Jeff Irwin
Michigan Senate Democrats / senatedems.com

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently released the latest Michigan state budget, and it includes funding for a number of environmental programs.  And, it builds on the initiatives launched in her first budget cycle as governor.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks over environmental priorities, progress, and challenges with State Senator Jeff Irwin. 

Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

In a 7 to 4 vote, Ann Arbor’s City Council voted last night to terminate City Administrator Howard Lazarus’ employment.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan was at the meeting and has the details.


NPR News

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Arthur Aidala, a defense attorney representing Harvey Weinstein, about the verdict rendered today in Weinstein's Manhattan sex crimes trial.

Major League Baseball's opening day is a little more than a month off. But one of the boys of summer has been cross-training in the off season — by roping cattle. Professionally. Under an alias.

Madison Bumgarner, the left-handed pitching ace who was 2014 World Series MVP with the San Francisco Giants, has been entering — and sometimes winning — rodeo events under the name Mason Saunders.

Craigslist is a bit of an anomaly on the rapidly changing Internet. While other sites are constantly tweaking, testing new designs, finding new ways to gather data, Craigslist is remarkable for its stability.

A typical city's page looks roughly the same today as it did 15 years ago.

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