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Pizza Replicator
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Max Sussman recently returned to Michigan after he and his brother Eli set up a successful restaurant in New York City now operating out of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. He is now running "Pizza Replicator" as a pop-up pizza restaurant around the Ann Arbor area and talks to Lisa Barry about his pizza creations that he makes himself.


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Fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones released what is considered to be one of their best albums, "Sticky Fingers."

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Summer is nearly here, and movie theaters around the country and here at home are getting warmed up! WEMU's David Fair connected with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins to discuss the latest movie openings and news from Hollywood.  


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Updated June 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET

As the economic recovery picks up steam, new claims for state unemployment benefits have fallen to the lowest level since the start of the pandemic. And, citing a severe shortage of workers, half of the nation's governors have decided to end extra federal jobless benefits early — well before they're due to expire in early September.

Gordon Fitch

Over many years, there has been a precipitous decline in our bee populations and that has a significant and negative impact on agriculture and the health of our ecosystem. Bees are one of our great pollinators, and human habitat is a major problem. University of Michigan doctoral candidate Gordon Fitch shares with WEMU's David Fair a novel approach he co-designed to monitor bees within the urban landscape.

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Michigan started lifting pandemic restrictions yesterday. Limits on outdoor gatherings ended, and indoor venues can now operate at 50% capacity. The state's plan is to lift all COVID restrictions next month.

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With the official Ann Arbor Art Fair back on, several local artists will hold their own neighborhood preview arts events the weekend of June 11-13.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Sophie Grillet, one of the organizers of the Westside Art Hop, and Leslie Sobel from an upcoming art pop-up about the two upcoming events happening in different parts of Ann Arbor on the same weekend.


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All right. You know how we set our clocks ahead in March, springing forward, as they say? But does that mean we started or ended daylight saving time? Let's ask an expert.

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Wild Swan Theater
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Wild Swan Theater’s co-founders and artistic directors Hillary Cohen and Sandy Ryder created a family theater program their way. For more than 40 years, families gathered to enjoy their inclusive, accessible, and delightful theater productions. Now they are dropping the final curtain and spend time reflecting with Creative Washtenaw's Deb Polich and WEMU's David Fair on this week’s edition of "creative:impact." 


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It was a busy few days in Texas.

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The past 14 months have been unprecedented in modern times, according to University of Michigan physician, author, and director of the University of Michigan's Center for the History of Medicine Dr. Howard Markel. He talks with WEMU’s Lisa Barry about how the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be ending and the strength of the current vaccine and the protection it provides.


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Jan Little
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Michigan Ability Partners (MAP) has an ongoing mission to find work, housing, and other esssentials for military veterans and those with disabilities. The COVID-19 public health crisis created new and different challenges. MAP's chief executive officer, Jan Little, joined WEMU's David Fair to look at the immediate past, the present, and the future. 


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