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A lot is going on this week in the world of cinema, including the nods for next year's Golden Globes!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair meets up 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 movie house this weekend.


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Mo Rocca
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CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me panelist, podcaster, and author Mo Rocca talks in-studio with WEMU's Lisa Barry about his new book, "Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving."  


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Homelessness is one of many problems the Ypsilanti area faces every day.  Out of this sad situation, an organization called "House N2 Home" came to be, whose mission is not only give homeless people a place to live, but to make that place feel like a true home.  Two of the organization's representatives, Peggy Farrell and Ruth Ann Logue, join WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg for a conversation about their work in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


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The holiday season is here, which leads to big get-togethers with lots of food.  Sadly, those less fortunate don't have that luxury, but there are ways to help them out.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Eileen Spring, president and CEO of Food Gatherers, about donating uneaten food to help the needy, which has some postive environmental impacts as well.


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The new prime minister of Finland began her term today. At age 34, she is now the youngest sitting prime minister in the world, and that got commentator and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! panelist Maeve Higgins thinking.

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Just before President Trump hosted Russia's foreign minister at the White House today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a warning.

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Modern Aging
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In this edition of "Modern Aging," our WEMU feature about “a new way of aging,” WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Theresa Reid, who was inspired by a new book by dancer Twyla Tharp, encouraging us to keep moving as we age.


Ballet Chelsea
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A holiday favorite, The Nutcracker Ballet, fills the stage with boys and men dancing in roles as familiar as the music by Tchaikovsky.  What is it like to be a male dancer in the ballet?  On this week’s edition of "creative:impact," David Fair and Deb Polich find out when they chat with dancer and actor Michael Wecht, who is appearing in Ballet Chelsea’s production of The Nutcracker, presented with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra this weekend at the Potter Center in Jackson.


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The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber hosted a luncheon in Ypsilanti on Monday to discuss ways it can help improve workforce and economic development in Washtenaw County.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.


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Fighting racism and social injustice is an ongoing battle. Washtenaw County residents will have a chance to make a difference through the United Way of Washtenaw County's "21-Day Equity Challenge."  For this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair sits down for a conversation with UWWC President/CEO Pam Smith and UWWC board chair Yodit Mesfin Johnson about how the challenge works and what it seeks to accomplish.


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Impeachment: The View From Ukraine

Dec 8, 2019

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Interview With Singer Girl Ultra

Dec 7, 2019

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And finally today, when we think about music coming out of Mexico City, R&B probably isn't what comes to mind. But our next guest is trying to change that. She is Mariana de Miguel, who goes by the name Girl Ultra.

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Why the Trump administration delayed nearly $400 millions of dollars in security aid to Ukraine is the question at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Democrats say the president tried to coerce an ally to help him take down a political opponent. Republicans argue it's a routine use of presidential power.

Interviews with current and former officials show how the Trump administration's hold-up of aid to Ukraine was irregular and likely violated U.S. law, and has far-reaching consequences at home and overseas.

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