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Eastern Michigan University President James Smith delivered his second State of the University address on Tuesday.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended and has the story.


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You can often find ecologist Nalini Nadkarni up in trees. She studies this unexplored ecosystem of the rain forest — the canopy. It's the world above the forest floor, all the way to the treetops.

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For years, the University of Michigan's Penny Stamps Speaker Series has brought in astounding lecturers of all walks of life, from artists to authors to filmmakers.  But what does it take to make these events possible?  In this week's "creative:impact," WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich go behind the scenes of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series with its director, Chrisstina Hamilton.


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Status Of ISIS Detainees In Syria

Oct 14, 2019

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The Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a woman in her house has been arrested and charged with murder. Reporter Bill Zeeble with member station KERA in Dallas has been covering this story. He joins us now.

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Budget and student enrollment are among the topics that are expected to be discussed during Eastern Michigan University's State of the University Address on Tuesday.  EMU spokesperson Geoff Larcom says members of the public are encouraged to attend President James Smith's address that will start at 4pm at the Student Center Auditorium. 


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Washtenaw County is one of the economically vibrant communities in southeast Michigan.  Yet, there are socio-economic and racial disparities to work through.  That is why the county has created the position of Racial Equity Officer.  Alize Asberry Payne is the first person to take the title and joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the "One Community" initiative in this week's "Washtenaw United."


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Activating and engaging the creative talents of the community, the 4th annual ypsiGLOW is taking place October 25th.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with one of the originators of the light-up community event, Jeri Rosenberg, and event producer Jennifer Goulet.


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And joining me now is Ambassador Susan Rice. She served as National Security adviser in the Obama administration advising the president on Syria policy. She's also been ambassador to the United Nations.

Ambassador Rice, welcome.

The Mercury Prize-winning band Elbow has just released its eighth studio album, Giants of All Sizes. It's an exploration of mourning in terms both personal and political, as lead singer and lyricist Guy Garvey grapples with the loss of his father alongside such tragedies as the bombing in the band's hometown of Manchester in 2017 and what Garvey calls the "absolute cultural disaster" of Brexit.

Documentary: 'Where's My Roy Cohn?'

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And joining me now is Ambassador Susan Rice. She served as National Security adviser in the Obama administration advising the president on Syria policy. She's also been ambassador to the United Nations.

Ambassador Rice, welcome.

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Discovery Docuseries: 'Why We Hate'

Oct 12, 2019

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As your mother may have told you, hate is a strong word. Some people use it lightly, like to describe their dislike of broccoli. But it's also a powerful human emotion at the root of racism, violence and even genocide.

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is leaving his post, the latest casualty at the department responsible for protecting U.S. borders.

President Trump said in a tweet Friday night that McAleenan had done an "outstanding job" but that he wanted to "spend more time with family and go to the private sector."

Trump added that he would announce a new acting secretary next week.

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Shepard Smith was one of the few voices on Fox News that had been willing to challenge President Trump. Today the 55-year-old chief anchor at Fox abruptly resigned, saying it had been an honor and a privilege to report the news without fear or favor.

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We're going to take a moment to remember an artist who's had her work exhibited around the world.

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89.1 WEMU has teamed with the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development to bring you a series of reports on the issues surrundoing the upcoming census in 2020.  In ensuing months, we'll cover issues on how the population count will impact us in Washtenaw County and Michigan.  The series begins with an census overview with the director of the Washtenaw County OCED, Teresa Gillotti. 


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