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Sarah Hong
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This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Sarah Hong of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County about her efforts to help local organizations maximize their fullest potential for happiness and wellness.


Michigan Theater
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As the Oscars get closer and closer, more great movies are hitting the big screen!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins talk about the latest movie news and all of the new flicks you can check out this weekend.

Works in Progress
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and Megan Winkel of the Ann Arbor Art Center to talk about several visual arts events in the Ann Arbor area, including one that explores what art is.

Michigan Theater
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A new year has begun, and, in the movie world, awards season is already in full swing!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about all of the new films coming to theaters this weekend.  Plus, they talk about the results of this year's Golden Globes ceremony.


Detectable levels of PFAS and PFOS chemicals are in the Ann Arbor municipal drinking water.  Progress was made in 2018, and more is expected in the new year.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair discusses next steps with Brian Steglitz, manager of the City of Ann Arbor's Water Treatment Services unit.


NASCO
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Eastern Michigan University students, under the direction of Dr. Sadaf Ali and Patrick Campion, were given the opportunity to create a reporting project as a final project in their CTAT 334 class.  This is the work of Julia Selig, reporting on a conference hosted by NASCO, the North American Students for Cooperation.


Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
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This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts and with the upcoming “restaurant week” in Ann Arbor.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to the director of the Ann Arbor Main Street Association,  which organizes the annual event, Sandra Andrade, about the annual restaurant event.


Alejandro Rodriguez

Eastern Michigan University students, under the direction of Dr. Sadaf Ali and Patrick Campion, were given the opportunity to create a reporting project as a final project in their CTAT 334 class.  This is the work of Alejandro Rodriguez, who reports on the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase and the influence it has had on rising comedians.


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Eating healthier is usually among the top New Year’s resolutions as the holiday season comes to an end.  So, to make a bit easier for you, we spoke with local health and food experts to provide you with tips.   89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan has the story.

 


Music
Pedro Esteva

Eastern Michigan University students, under the direction of Dr. Sadaf Ali and Patrick Campion, were given the opportunity to create a reporting project as a final project in their CTAT 334 class.  This is the work of Pedro Esteva, reporting on the Washtenaw County venues known for showcasing folk music artists.


EMU Student Project: Report On FTM A2 Ypsi

Jan 1, 2019
Noel Saval

Eastern Michigan University students, under the direction of Dr. Sadaf Ali and Patrick Campion, were given the opportunity to create a reporting project as a final project in their CTAT 334 class.  This is the work of Noel Saval, reporting on FTM A2 Ypsi, which is a support group for transgender-identifying men and nonbinary people in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. 


Jeanice Swift
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With continuing growth in student enrollment, 2018 was a good year for the Ann Arbor public school district

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry spoke with superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift about the first half of the school year and what they're looking forward to moving into 2019.


Climate Change Dystopia

Dec 28, 2018
Universal Pictures

Scientific reports about climate change tell us major challenges are not only likely but will happen sooner than we thought.   Meanwhile, apocalyptic books and movies are all the rage.  In this segment, we explore the current popularity of the dystopian genre. 


State Theatre
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2018 was quite the cinematic year.  Now that the New Year is upon us, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins look back at the best films that graced the big screen in 2018 in this week's "Cinema Chat."


Christopher Taylor
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

As 2018 comes to a close, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor, who was recently re-elected to another term.  They reflect on what happened in the past year and look ahead to what's coming up for what the mayor calls "a university city" in 2019.


Michigan Theater
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There's only a few shopping days left until Christmas, but there's always time to squeeze in some new and fantastic movies.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about all of the new and returning films hitting theaters this holiday weekend.


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Finding an apartment or house to rent is a difficult and stressful task in and of itself.  Add discrimination to the mix, and it becomes a nightmare.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan visited an Ann Arbor woman who has lived that experience.   


Michigan Theater
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Awards season is heating up.  Could it predict the outcome of the upcoming Oscars ceremony?  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new films hitting the silver screen this weekend.


Girls Group, NPR, WEMU, Radio

There are people and there are businesses as well as bits of history and other local activities that have been featured as part of WEMU's "Hidden In Plain Sight."  But for this edition, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry reports on a local segment of society supported by the Ann Arbor "Girls Group" organization, believed to be hidden in plain sight.


Courtesy Photo / Sweet Heather Anne

This week, Art and Soul is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Heather Leavitt about her cake studio in Ann Arbor, "Sweet Heather Anne," where creativity combined with baking results in artistic cakes and desserts.


Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about the latest movie news and about all of the new films you can check out in theaters this weekend.


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According to the Association of Oil Pipelines, pipelines are energy “lifelines."  They create jobs, keep costs down, and are the safest way to transport oil and gas.  It’s easy to see they currently fuel the American way of life.  But there’s disagreement on whether building more pipelines is in our collective best interest. 


Public Domain Pictures

As the afternoon commute got underway Thursday in the Ann Arbor area, many motorists were surprised by icy road conditions and numerous accidents occurred.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Jim Harmon, director of operations for the Washtenaw County Road Commission, who said conditions worsened for motorists at sunset.


Michigan Theater
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The holidays are inching closer, and the movies keep on coming!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new films hitting the silver screen over the next week. 


Ann Arbor
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Earlier this month, Ann Arbor voters approved Proposal A, which would convert the old "Library Lot" in a new park and civic center.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Will Hathaway, one of the leaders of the Ann Arbor Central Park Ballot Committee, about the potential, environmental impacts the new park grounds may have on the city.


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The 23rd annual Evening of Sacred Song is taking place December 1st in Ann Arbor, benefiting the Washtenaw County Poor People's Campaign.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with Lisa Bashert and Ayron Smith-Douglas about the concert giving voice to social change, environmental justice, and peace.


State Theatre
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Let's give thanks this week for food, family, friends, flicks, and football!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new and returning films you can check out on the big screen this Thanksgiving weekend.  Plus, they give their prediction for Saturday's Michigan-Ohio State game. 


Marcy Epstein

With handwritten cards and "comfort items" purchased with money raised in Ann Arbor, a contingent of area activists traveled to Texas this week to raise awareness about hundreds of children at an immigration detention camp separated from their families.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Marcy Epstein, one of the participants who traveled from Ann Arbor this week in hopes of making a difference.


Michigan Theater
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The weather's been cold lately, but the movie business stays hot!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater digital media specialist Nick Alderink about the latest movie news and all of the new films hitting theaters on this pre-Thanksgiving weekend.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Protests were held across the country Thursday evening after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned per President Donald Trump's request.  About 1,000 people gathered at the Federal Building in downtown Ann Arbor as part of the nationwide movement hosted by the Move On network.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.


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