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Food Gatherers
United Way of Washtenaw County / uwwashtenaw.org

Food insecurity and hunger is more pervasive in Washtenaw County than you might think.  In this week’s "Washtenaw United," WEMU’s David Fair finds out what is being done, in both the short and long term, to eradicate the problem.  In this conversation, Food Gatherers president and CEO Eileen Spring and United Way of Washtenaw County president and CEO, Pam Smith, discuss the progress made and the work still to be done.


Michigan Poor People's Campaign
Courtesy Photo / Michigan Poor People's Campaign Facebook

A new campaign says it’s going to make the government pay attention to the struggles of poor people.  The Michigan Poor People’s Campaign launched on Monday at the state Capitol.


We're a day away from the November elections, and there are but hours left to access an absentee ballot.  WEMU's David Fair and Mary Morgan of the CivCity Initiative have the details about where you need to go today.  Additionally, they cover a number of civic engagement opportunities in this week's edition of "Civic Matters." 


Lisa Barry

I spoke with Sarah Strader about her efforts to help teach children in Africa.

Sarah Strader graduated from Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School, where she received an American Field Service scholarship and worked in an orphanage in Ghana, which gave her her first view of children in need in Africa.

Eastern Michigan University

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, Eastern Michigan University needs your help to feed students in need. 


Food Gatherers

WEMU's Bob Eccles talks with Food Gatherers CEO, Eileen Spring about the greater need for food assistance in the region and their plans moving forward into 2014.