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Rick Steves travels around the world with the philosophy that travel can help shape your worldview with the mission of getting to know your neighbors.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Steves about his NPR radio show "Travel With Rick Steves," which will soon be heard on 89.1 WEMU.

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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  Lisa Barry, along with state and local arts leader Omari Rush, talk with Chrisstina Hamilton, director of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series at the University of Michigan.

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Eastern Michigan University, in collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, is bringing a distinguished keynote speaker to the annual Martin Luther King Junior  celebration event this year.  White House correspondent for PBS and NBC and MSNBC political contributor Yamiche Alcindor will be delivering the keynote address virtually this year because of the pandemic.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with the award-winning journalist about her experiences covering President Donald Trump and what message she hopes to share in her address.

Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered.  These are just a few of the programs that have entertained and informed because of the Public Broadcasting Act that was signed into law in 1967.  Today, we mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark legisation by reflecting, and looking ahead, with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. 

The architect of the Public Broadcasting Act, Rep. John Dingell spoke to WEMU advocates at the first State of the Station in 2013 on the importance of public broadcasting in the community.

John Dingell, who served a record 58 years in Congress, has announced he will be retiring after his current term. Among Dingell's many achievements in Congress, he helped sign the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law, which paved the way for the CPB, PBS and NPR.