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Larry Deck
Larry Deck

Many Washtenaw County residents prefer their bicycles instead of cars as a means for transportation. In fact, the popularity of non-motorized transportation continues to grow. Larry Deck is on the board of the Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition. He joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss  work being done on the Border-to-Border Trail and the Campus-to-Campus path. 


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This week for "On The Ground Ypsi", WEMU's Lisa Barry and On the Ground Ypsi project manager Sarah Rigg talk to an area mother of one who started her own business. She shares how she stays motivated and involves her young daughter in her work while setting a positive example of having a good work/life balance.


Brian Calka
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Washtenaw Community College has announced it plans to run 100% on renewable energies by the year 2029. In part, it plans to get there by signing on to  DTE Energy's MIGreenPower program. The utility's renewable solutions director, Brian Calka, joined  WEMU's David Fair to discuss the agreement with WCC, the program itself, and DTE's plans for a more sustainable, renewable energy future. 


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From a virtual program centered around writing to outdoor programs with an academic enrichment focus, Ypsilanti-area summer camps are finding new ways to engage with local youth.

WEMU's Lisa Barry and Sarah Rigg from Concentrate Media talk with Liz Garaba, Washtenaw Community College manager of college and career readiness, about their summer camp offering.

Kristin Gapske
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While there is still work to be done, women continue to shatter glass ceilings. More women are taking on the challenge of entrepeneurship and doing so successfully. At some point, most everyone launching a new business needs some guidance, and that's where Kristin Gapske and her team come in. Kristin is director of the Entrepeneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College. She joined WEMU's David Fair about how the center is assisting women in business start-ups and in industry growth. 


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The future of mobility will be the focus of a panel discussion taking place Tuesday at Washtenaw Community College.

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Due to the pandemic, last year's First Fridays program in Ypsilanti took place mostly online.  This year, they're adding some new components and plan to be outside more.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with "On the Ground Ypsi" project manager Sarah Rigg and the program coordinator for First Fridays, Mary Dettling, to find out how the community arts program will operate this year.

Eastern Michigan University
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Michigan public health expert and recently appointed Eastern Michigan University regent Jessie Kimbrough-Marshall is working with the University's Family Empowerment Program to make sure residents understand the benefits of being vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus.

Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Kimbrough-Marshall about her recent efforts in area neighborhoods and an online webinar to continue the discussion virtually.


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College scholarships are available for Washtenaw Community College students, and you don’t have to be a graduating high school senior or honor student for eligibility.  WEMU’s Heather Irvine has more.


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Hundreds of essential workers are receiving elemental tuition aid at Washtenaw Community College, thanks to a state scholarship program.  Here’s more from WEMU’s Heather Irvine.

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In this week's "On The Ground Ypsi," Lisa Barry and Sarah Rigg talk to Ypsilanti business owner Julie Palmer about a Washtenaw Community College program called "Renew Your Business."   It helps entrepreneurs in the Ypsilanti area thrive despite the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Washtenaw Community College will hold an event later this month to help residents find jobs during the pandemic.  

Brandon Tucker
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This past year has brought so much change to our community, from fighting the COVID-19 crisis to combatting racism and police brutality.  The United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) is working to creating equity in access to opportunity and quality of life by the year 2030.  UWWC campaign chair Brandon Tucker joined  WEMU's David Fair on "Washtenaw United" to discuss the work that needs to be done over the next decade to meet those aspirations. 


WCC

Academic counselors at Washtenaw Community College completed a training that will help students address mental health issues during COVID-19.  

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Washtenaw Community College has an app that will help students enhance their virtual learning experience this fall during COVID-19. 


Washtenaw County Workforce Impacted By COVID-19

Jun 1, 2020
Washtenaw Community College

The Washtenaw Economic Club has released its “2020 Washtenaw County Economic Outlook” report.  

Rose Bellanca
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By a better than 3-1 margin, local voters passed a tax renewal and Headlee override request from Washtenaw Community College.  While celebrating what the 10-year, one-mill levy will bring to the school and community for the future, WCC is dealing with the immediacy of an everchanging Coronavirus landscape.  WCC president and CEO Dr. Rose Bellanca joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss both. 


A one-mill tax renewal and Headlee override request from Washtenaw Community College won overwhelming voter approval in yesterday's election.  The measure passed with more than 77% approval.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry has details.


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As part of our local primary presidential election coverage, 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan visited several polling locations in Washtenaw County on Tuesday and spoke with young voters about their election experience. 


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In addition to voting for a presidential candidate during Tuesday's primary election in Michigan, local voters will also vote on a Washtenaw Community College Millage Renewal and Restoration proposal.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the details.


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Election day is coming up soon.  Even though voters are mainly focused on the presidential primary, other issues are on ballot as well, including a 10-year millage for Washtenaw Community College (WCC).  WEMU's David Fair has a conversation with WCC president Dr. Rose Bellanca about why this millage must be approved.


"There is so much to do in our later years," according to Ann Arbor aging expert Dr. Theresa Reid, who shares a lot of information about the possibilities in this month's "Modern Aging" with WEMU's Lisa Barry.


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

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.


Opioid Summit Held In Washtenaw County

Oct 1, 2019
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The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project, which brings local community organizations together to end the opioid crisis, hosted a summit on Tuesday in Ann Arbor.  The group says this is a crisis that continues to affect people of all ages and backgrounds.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan attended the summit and has the story. 


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Improving student enrollment was a main topic of discussion Thursday afternoon during an Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents meeting.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.
 


Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
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The community is invited to the annual meeting of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation annual meeting coming up Monday, May 6th.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked to foundation CEO Neel Hajra about the organization's impact on the Washtenaw County community and a big announcement they plan to make at the upcoming meeting.


Donald Harrison

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the performing arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by Wendy Wright and a special guest, local filmmaker Donald Harrison, who is getting ready to preview his documentary about Ann Arbor's Community High School.


Lisa Barry

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts in our community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Omari Rush talk to the founder of Tree Town Murals, Mary Thiefels.


Theatre Nova
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local performing arts scene.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk to playwright David Wells about his latest local theatre production, “Mazel Tov, John Lennon,” along with the man playing John Lennon, actor Forrest Hejkal. 

  

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Governor Gretchen Whitmer was one of the keynote speakers at a Workforce Pipeline Summit held Monday by the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended the event at Washtenaw Community College and has the story.
 


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