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In The Public Interest: All The Information You Need To Vote In The Upcoming Election At Vote411.Org

On this week's "In The Public Interest," 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area 's Nancy Schewe about VOTE411.org , the online voter guide, and the paper copy that is available in newspapers and at libraries. They discuss VOTE411 history and how to use it effectively for August 7th primary, which is only a few weeks away.

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Many of you may have heard the song "One Shining Moment" during the NCAA basketball tournament.  IT has been used as the close to the March Madness tournament every year since 1987. What you may not know is the writer of that tune is an Ann Arbor resident.  Composer and singer-songwriter David Barrett talks about his illustrious career with WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich in this week's "creative:impact."


Gretchen Driskell is running to be the Democratic candidate in Michigan's 7th Congressional District.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Kathy Griswold would like your vote to represent Ann Arbor's Second Ward in City Council.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


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Former President Barack Obama celebrated Nelson Mandela's life and legacy in South Africa on Tuesday with a speech that focused not only on the freedom Mandela came to symbolize, but the long walk it took to get there.

League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area

On this week's "In The Public Interest," 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area's Nancy Schewe about VOTE411.org, the online voter guide, and the paper copy that is available in newspapers and at libraries.  They discuss VOTE411 history and how to use it effectively for August 7th primary, which is only a few weeks away.  


Conan Smith would like your vote as a Washtenaw County Commissioner in the 9th District.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Jason Maciejewski is running for Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 1.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.

  

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It's a special week in Ann Arbor.  It's Art Fair week which kicks off tonight with a special gathering for residents with the "Townie Street Party."


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The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments this week about whether a redistricting measure can go on the November ballot.  This is the last stop for the contentious proposal.


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The University of Michigan Lecturers' Employee Organization voted to approve a new contract agreement.  The new agreement was reached in late June following eight months of negotiations.  

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Lizzie Purbrick, a former champion equestrian, admitted in a British court that she scrawled rude messages inside her lover's house in pig's blood as revenge for an affair.

She said she discovered her partner, conservative member of Parliament David Prior, was sleeping with another woman. So in May, she let herself into his South London home, armed with the blood.

Purbrick turned herself into police quickly, and confessed to the crime in court on Tuesday. She called the blood-spraying act "cathartic."

She has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service.

Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013, would have been 100 years old on Wednesday. A new book is out to mark the occasion, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.

These deeply personal letters, many to his wife, his children and his closest friends, have never previously been published.

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