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WEMU's All Things Considered local host is Lisa Barry who anchors all local news segments during the program.

NPR's All Things Considered paints the bigger picture with reports on the day's news, analysis of world events, and thoughtful commentary.

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And we are joined now by Ahmaud Arbery's father, Marcus Arbery, and family attorney Ben Crump.

Thank you both for being with us today.

BEN CRUMP: Thank you for having us.

MARCUS ARBERY: Yes.

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There is a scene in Sandra Bullock's new film, which, if you walked in midway, you could momentarily mistake for one of her earlier rom-coms, a guy takes her to lunch at a diner and tries to impress her.

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Disney has released its 60th animated movie. It's a musical featuring a little girl who lives with her family in a fictional village in Colombia.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "COLOMBIA, MI ENCANTO")

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Every year, Monarch butterflies from all over the Western U.S. migrate to coastal California to escape harsh winter weather. In the 1980s and '90s, more than a million made the trip. Lately, those numbers have fallen.

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We're only a day away from a big Thanksgiving dinner with our families, so how about some movie theater-style popcorn to tide you over? WEMU's Michael Jewett once again fills in for David Fair in our weekly chat about all things cinema with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins.


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Raucus, fun, and steeped in tradition, a panto is a theater tradition that has entertained generations of Brits during the holidays. Ryan Mackenzie-Lewis, co-author of Theatre Nova’s production of "A Almost British Christmas" talks about the over-the-top characters and the slapstick comedy of this family-friendly holiday entertainment with "creative:impact" host Deb Polich of Creative Washtenaw. 


Walter Aguilar

University of Michigan Drum Major Walter Aguilar is a senior from Grand Rapids. He is the 56th drum major for the university marching band.

He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the excitement of the upcoming rivalry game against Ohio State and the mixed feelings and emotions of this being the last home game experience for him and other senior band members.  


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Some 20 Ann Arbor area artists will be showing and selling their creations Friday, November 26, 2021 through Sunday the 28th at the Valley Barn at Frutig Farms on Scio Church Rd in Ann Arbor.

WEMU’s Lisa Barry speaks with one of the participating artists, John Gutoskey, about what’s being called “Art Sale at the Valley.”


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And finally today, a duo that created one of the greatest party songs of all time, at least in my humble opinion, is back.

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Author interview: 'The Deeper the Roots'

Nov 21, 2021

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Updated November 25, 2021 at 8:03 AM ET

Sesame Street's first Asian American Muppet character is debuting on Thanksgiving in a special episode celebrating diversity in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

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