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Debbie Dingell
Wikipedia Media Commons /

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of attention on Washtenaw County--most of it positive, but not all.  WEMU’s David Fair and 12th District Congressional Representative Debbie Dingell discuss increased investment in combatting coronavirus in the area and at Willow Run Airport.  The Dearborn Democrat also explains why she has asked the federal Department of Education to look at Title IX allegations leveled against Eastern Michigan University.


Artwork produced by Ypsilanti Community Schools students is on display at six local businesses after their original show in Washington D.C. was cancelled, due to COVID-19.  

Focus On EMU: International Education Week

Nov 18, 2019

Host Patrick Campion sits down with Interim Director of the Department of World Languages Jeff Popko, and Dr. Vesna Kondric, to discuss the upcoming International Education Week — an annual event put on by the Department of State.

OTGYpsi: Ypsilanti Students Taking Their Art To DC

Sep 25, 2019
Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Ypsilanti Community Schools students are heading to Washington, D.C. to exhibit their art at the U.S. Department of Education.  Patrick Campion and Sarah Rigg speak with some of the students and a teacher involved in the project to find out how this happened, what the students are inspired to create, and how they're getting 60 students and teachers and chaperones to DC.  Listen here and find more pictures and information about the project at Concentrate Media's site.  

Tim Kelly
Michigan House Republicans /

A state Representative could be headed to the White House. 

Brian Whiston
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Michigan’s education chief forecasts some contentious negotiations with federal officials on the state’s plans for identifying and helping struggling schools. 

Betsy DeVos
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A controversial appointment to President Trump’s Cabinet is drawing near.  The full Senate is expected vote Tuesday to confirm Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education