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Remote Area Medical and Antarctica: A Year on Ice are both studies of human life in extremis, and each documentary employs a strict chronological framework. The former observes a single weekend, while the latter — well, it's right there in the title, although the movie draws on a decade's worth of footage.

Bob Eccles

The holidays can be a sad time for the elderly and the home-bound, but Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is making sure they can look forward to a hot meal and some good company.


Join WEMU in celebrating Thanksgiving in a few different ways this year. Unwind while you're cooking your holiday feast, and listen in to Linda Yohn for a heft serving of Stuffy Turkey, Grits and Gravy, Sweet Potato Pie, and all of your other musical food favorites! 

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    Bills to keep schools out of deficit on long list of "lame duck" issues

    State lawmakers could take up legislation next week meant to keep schools out of deficit.

    The legislation would require more reporting from schools that are deemed to be in financial trouble. It could also open up more money in state grants and loans.

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    Ann Arbor's controversial crosswalk ordinance has gotten a lot of attention across the city, but a task force is looking to address all issues around pedestrian safety.  They're asking for help from the community to understand the issue fully.


    It's a holiday edition of Cinema Chat! Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins joins David Fair to discuss all of the movie offerings, and some pertinent Hollywood news, as well.


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    State House expected to take up film credit extension in December

    The state House is expected to take up legislation next month that could decide the future of Michigan's film credit program.

    The credits will go away in 2017 if lawmakers do not act to extend them. The state Senate passed a bill last month that would keep them alive. Senate Bill 1103 got wide bipartisan support.

    It appears the bill will continue to move now that it is in the state House.

    Bob Eccles

    Local efforts to restore Ypsilanti's historic Freighthouse have entered a new phase.  Ypsilanti City Council Member Pete Murdock is calling on the city and local organizations to help finish restoring the building.

    Those efforts stalled after a State Historic Preservation Grant fell through.

    Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority, city government and other local groups had previously pledged to contribute to the project if the grant was awarded.

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    Local non-profit agencies are working to make sure everyone in the county has a thanksgiving meal to enjoy.  At least one organization has seen more requests for food assistance in recent months.


    By Any Means Necessary Rally Against Ferguson Decision
    Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

    The decision not to indict the police officer that killed Missouri teenager Michael Brown has led to rallies across the country, including several here in Washtenaw County.  Members of By Any Means Necessary believe racism is a problem in police departments across the nation.


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