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Ann Arbor District Library
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In this edition of "Beyond Books," our partnership with the Ann Arbor District Library, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Rich Retyi, communications and marketing manager, and library director Josie Parker.  They talk about how the library is open and available to everyone in the community and puts special effort into being open in extreme weather conditions to make sure everyone has a safe place to go.

Richard Rood
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There's been some severe winter weather over the past few weeks, thanks to the polar vortex.  Is this just a typical weather pattern, or another sign of climate change.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair looks into this phemonenon with Dr. Richard Rood, professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. 

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With even colder weather upon us, local government officials are offering tips on what to do to stay warm-and out of danger-during this cold snap.

Recognize The Early Signs Of Hypothermia And Frostbite

Jan 14, 2016
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  Confusion and gray or yellow-tinged skin are two of the more subtle signs of hypothermia and frostbite, respectively. Health officials say Washtenaw County residents should be aware of the symptoms when the temperatures drop below freezing.