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Dave Halteman
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This week on “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU’s Lisa Barry continues the “Get to Know Your County Government” series talking to Dave Halteman, director of Washtenaw County Emergency Services, who says they take an “all hazards approach” to emergencies in the county.


Electoral College
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In this edition of our bi-weekly segment with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with John Chamberlin, U-M professor emeritus of political science and public policy, about the Electoral College.


Lisa Disch
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In this edition of "In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Lisa Disch, a professor of political science at the University of Michigan about Ranked Choice Voting.

 


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
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In this edition of our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks with the league's Roddy Wares about their visits to Washtenaw County high schools to talk civics and encourage 18 year-olds to vote.


Voting
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There is an election taking place November 5th, and voters in many Washtenaw County communities will be voting on a variety of issues.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Geoff Smereck, Director of Voter Services for the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, about what voters will see on their local ballots and reminds them of new rules and policies impacting voters that are now in place.


Jason Morgan
Susan Wooley / League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area

This edition of “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, is hosted by WEMU’s Patrick Campion.

The conversation continues about “getting to know your Washtenaw County government” as Patrick talks with county commission chairman Jason Morgan.


Lisa Barry

It's never been easier to vote in Michigan and in Washtenaw County, thanks to several recent changes in voting laws and policies.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Washtenaw County Director of Elections Ed Golembiewski and Ann Arbor League of Women Voters election inspector Cheryl Depner about what those changes mean to local voters.


League of Women Voters in the Ann Arbor Area
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In this edition of "In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with City of Ann Arbor clerk Jackie Beaudry and Geoffrey Smereck of the League about recent changes to the voting system and how that is impacting elections and the voting experience.


Ypsilanti Community Schools
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This week on “In The Public Interest.” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with local civics teacher Rebecca Wilinski about what’s being taught in local high school civics classes. 
 


Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County Health Department / washtenaw.org

In this segment of our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor area, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with outgoing health department officer Ellen Rabinowitz and her replacement Jimena Loveluck.


Washtenaw County
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This week on “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with the director of the Washtenaw County Children’s Services Department, Lisa Greco, as we continue our “Get to Know Your County Government" series.


In this edition of "In the Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member Terri Wilkerson about why the league is advocating for a complete shutdown of the major, underwater oil pipeline that travels under the Straits of Mackinac.


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
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In an effort to keep track of when and how local government entities make decisions impacting residents, the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area monitors meetings with the "Observer Corps."

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the newly-elected president of the local league, Joan Sampieri, about how it works and what are the benefits.


Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation / washtenaw.org

This week on “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Washtenaw County parks official Ginny Trocchio about the county’s Natural Area Preservation Program.  

She is the Superintendent of Park Planning and Natural Areas for the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.  The interview is the second in our series about getting to know your Washtenaw County government.


Greg Dill
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This week in our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Washtenaw County administrator Greg Dill, as we begin a series of conversations about what happens and who's involved in Washtenaw County government.


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
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This week on "In the Public Interest," 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks with the immediate past president of League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, Sue Smith, about the process of redrawing Michigan's voting districts following the passage last fall of Proposal 2.


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
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This week on “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with league member Margaret Leary about the upcoming 2020 census.

       

League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week on  “In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member Roddy Wares about their continuing efforts to register local high school students to vote and the impact of that.


League of Women Voters in the Ann Arbor Area
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week on "In the Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member Carolyn Madden about the league’s efforts to advocate and influence public policy.

                  

Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Michigan Campaign Finance Network / mcfn.org

This week on "In the Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member Paige Nong about understanding how some money is spent anonymously on campaigns in Michigan.


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week on "In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89,1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to league member Mary Seelhorst about a bill now being considered by Congress that provides a number of protections for voters.


Ballot Box
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This week on "In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor area, 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Rena Basch about what goes in to running for public office especially on the local level.


19th Amendment
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In our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Nancy Schewe and Carol Burke about plans to commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a year-long event in Washtenaw County involving and engaging as many people as they can.


U.S. Census
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In this week's edition of "In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member, attorney Margaret Leary about the upcoming 2020 census and some controversy surrounding that.


Jan Salsberry
Sue Wooley / League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area

In our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Jan Salsberry, who co-founded a new league in Lenawee County.


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There's a community forum taking place twice a month in Dexter known as "The Dexter Forum."  Karl Fink and John Hansen created and moderate the forum to discuss and share information about issues facing the community.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with them about how it got started, what's involved and who can participate.


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
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This week on "In the Public Interest," Margaret Leary and Cheryl Depner from the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area do an election recap.  What was voter turnout, locally and nationally?  What happens next now that several statewide ballot proposals were approved? 

They talk with 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry about that and more.


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week on "In the Public Interest," 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by Ann McKee and Al McCord of the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area talk about Proposal 1, which will be on the ballot on Tuesday.


League of Women Voters in the Ann Arbor Area
League of Women Voters in the Ann Arbor Area / lwvannarbor.org

This week on "In the Public Interest" our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member and lawyer Margaret Leary about all the elements included in Proposal 3 voters will decide on when they vote in the coming election on November 6th.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week on “In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, we meet and talk with the winner of the student art poster contest encouraging people to vote.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with senior Jack Weddell and his art teacher at Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School Helen Bunch.


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