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94 Year-Old Artist Has Participated In The Ann Arbor Art Fair Since It First Began

J.T. Abernathy has been a potter for 71 years. The 94 year-old Ann Arbor man hasn't missed an Ann Arbor Art Fair since it first began in 1960. I visited him at the Ann Arbor Potters Guild to talk to him about his work and his Art Fair memories.

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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater marketing manager Sarah Erlewine about the movie business and all the of films you can check out during this Ann Arbor Art Fair weekend.


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The 58th annual Ann Arbor Art Fair opens today.  I visited with some of the artists as they were setting up and says everyone is excited to show and sell their work.


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The former mayor of Saline and two-term State Representative Gretchen Driskell formally announced Wednesday she is running for Congress again in 2018.  She's running for the 7th Congressional District seat against incumbent Tim Wahlberg.  89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke to Driskell about her campaign announcement.


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As you start making plans to attend the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair that starts today and runs through Sunday, you may want to keep in mind what your transportation options are.  


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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has dropped to its lowest rate in 17 years.  But, that has more to do with fewer people looking for work than new hiring.


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J.T. Abernathy has been a potter for 71 years.  The 94 year-old Ann Arbor man hasn't missed an Ann Arbor Art Fair since it first began in 1960.  I visited him at the Ann Arbor Potters Guild to talk to him about his work and his Art Fair memories.


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In this week's "Issues of the Environment," we talk with Jennifer Young, Project Manager at Michigan Interfaith Power and Light.  The group is working to get houses of worship in Ann Arbor to 'go solar.' 


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A familiar name is throwing her hat back in the ring for a seat in Congress. 


The time has arrived. The series of four fairs that comprise the Ann Arbor Art Fair officially opens on Thursday. Participants and fair officials wil spend today setting up. As a result, a number of streets in Ann Arbor are now closed to traffic. 

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