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Washtenaw United: Ypsilanti District Library Helps Provide Historical Context On Race

The local and national dialogue on racism continues. To understand where we are and where we are going, it is important to understand how we got here. In this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair checks in with Sam Killian from the Ypsilanti District Library. They'll discuss the resources available while the library branches remain closed and look forward at what may come as they reopen.

10 MIN6 d ago
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Washtenaw United: Ypsilanti District Library Helps Provide Historical Context On Race

Washtenaw United: Using Investment And Education To Build A Better Financial Future

Managing finances can be difficult. It becomes infinitely more difficult if there is very little money to work with. COVID-19 has destroyed financial stability for a great many. Add in issues of racial and economic oppression, and the difficulties are further compounded. A grant secured via a partnership between the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development will allow for further investment in teaching residents in need how to

11 MIN1 w ago
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Washtenaw United: Using Investment And Education To Build A Better Financial Future

Washtenaw United: UWWC's National Day Of Action Goes Virtual For 2020

Each year, the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) hosts its National Day of Action, where residents get together to improve their neighborhoods through community service. Yet, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, this year will a little different. For this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair speaks to UWWC representative Madeline Mortimer and Engage @EMU staff member Kristen Klochko about the first-ever "National Day of Virtual Action," a partnership between UWWC and Eastern

10 MIN2 w ago
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Washtenaw United: UWWC's National Day Of Action Goes Virtual For 2020

Washtenaw United: ​Using Our Voices To Confront Systemic Racism And Police Brutality

A matter of race and faith. Pastor Jason Robinson of Reach Church in Ypsilanti is ministering to an outraged and heartbroken congregation in the wake of yet another police killing of a black man. Is this time different? Will there be enough unity to make signifcant changes in systemic racism and bring an end to police brutality? Perspective from a faith leader in this week's "Washtenaw United."

11 MIN3 w ago
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Washtenaw United: ​Using Our Voices To Confront Systemic Racism And Police Brutality

Washtenaw United: "Friends In Deed" Continues Community Support During Pandemic

For several decades, the Ypsilanti-based organization "Friends In Deed" has been a major asset to Washtenaw County residents. It has provided everything from furniture to financial aid to those who need it most. In this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair has a conversation with Friends In Deed executive director Sarah Thornburg, who explains the organization's strategies during the COVID-19 crisis.

15 MINJUN 1
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Washtenaw United: "Friends In Deed" Continues Community Support During Pandemic

Washtenaw United: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Adapts To COVID-19 Outbreak

For more than 50 years, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) has been investing in the community with the aim of improving quality of life. While the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t altered its mission, it has forced some changes in how the foundation decides how and where to apply its philanthropic efforts. In this week’s "Washtenaw United" conversation, WEMU’s David Fair explores the changing landscape with the CEO of the AAACF, Neel Hajra.

15 MINMAY 25
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Washtenaw United: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Adapts To COVID-19 Outbreak

Washtenaw United: New Equity Challenge To Launch As COVID-19 Devastates African American Community

African Americans in Washtenaw County have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The percentage of infections and fatalities is higher than any other ethnicity. There are systemic reasons that existed pre-pandemic that are being highlighted by the crisis. The United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) is kicking off a new, five-day equity challenge in hopes of creating heightened awareness that, in turn, will prompt action to remedy the inequities. UWWC Vice President of Impact and Advocacy

13 MINMAY 18
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Washtenaw United: New Equity Challenge To Launch As COVID-19 Devastates African American Community

Washtenaw United: Improving Adult Literacy Skills During The Pandemic

For nearly 50 years, Washtenaw Literacy has been dedicated to improving math and reading skills for adults. Now as the COVID-19 crisis goes on, the organization has had to change their tactics. Washtenaw Literacy executive director Amy Goodman joins WEMU's David Fair to discuss the organization's new methods in delivering the best adult education possible for this week's "Washtenaw United."

14 MINMAY 11
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Washtenaw United: Improving Adult Literacy Skills During The Pandemic

Washtenaw United: Packard Health Maintains Service Through Pandemic, Learns Lessons For The Future

The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually everyone, but it has been particularly difficult for those who struggle with access to health care. On "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair talks with Dr. Raymond Rion, executive director of Packard Health. It is the non-profit mission to help that part of the community, but there are changes in how many of those services are rendered.

11 MINMAY 4
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Washtenaw United: Packard Health Maintains Service Through Pandemic, Learns Lessons For The Future

Washtenaw United: Avalon Housing Increases Service Offerings In COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus crisis has proven particularly difficult for the homeless. Some Washtenaw County hotels are being used as temporary housing sites, but it is not a part of the long-term solution. In this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair has a conversation with Aubrey Patiño, executive director of Avalon Housing in Ann Arbor, about what preparations are underway to serve the moment and the future.

11 MINAPR 27
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Washtenaw United: Avalon Housing Increases Service Offerings In COVID-19 Crisis

Latest Episodes

Washtenaw United: Ypsilanti District Library Helps Provide Historical Context On Race

The local and national dialogue on racism continues. To understand where we are and where we are going, it is important to understand how we got here. In this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair checks in with Sam Killian from the Ypsilanti District Library. They'll discuss the resources available while the library branches remain closed and look forward at what may come as they reopen.

10 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Washtenaw United: Ypsilanti District Library Helps Provide Historical Context On Race

Washtenaw United: Using Investment And Education To Build A Better Financial Future

Managing finances can be difficult. It becomes infinitely more difficult if there is very little money to work with. COVID-19 has destroyed financial stability for a great many. Add in issues of racial and economic oppression, and the difficulties are further compounded. A grant secured via a partnership between the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development will allow for further investment in teaching residents in need how to

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Washtenaw United: Using Investment And Education To Build A Better Financial Future

Washtenaw United: UWWC's National Day Of Action Goes Virtual For 2020

Each year, the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) hosts its National Day of Action, where residents get together to improve their neighborhoods through community service. Yet, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, this year will a little different. For this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair speaks to UWWC representative Madeline Mortimer and Engage @EMU staff member Kristen Klochko about the first-ever "National Day of Virtual Action," a partnership between UWWC and Eastern

10 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Washtenaw United: UWWC's National Day Of Action Goes Virtual For 2020

Washtenaw United: ​Using Our Voices To Confront Systemic Racism And Police Brutality

A matter of race and faith. Pastor Jason Robinson of Reach Church in Ypsilanti is ministering to an outraged and heartbroken congregation in the wake of yet another police killing of a black man. Is this time different? Will there be enough unity to make signifcant changes in systemic racism and bring an end to police brutality? Perspective from a faith leader in this week's "Washtenaw United."

11 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Washtenaw United: ​Using Our Voices To Confront Systemic Racism And Police Brutality

Washtenaw United: "Friends In Deed" Continues Community Support During Pandemic

For several decades, the Ypsilanti-based organization "Friends In Deed" has been a major asset to Washtenaw County residents. It has provided everything from furniture to financial aid to those who need it most. In this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair has a conversation with Friends In Deed executive director Sarah Thornburg, who explains the organization's strategies during the COVID-19 crisis.

15 MINJUN 1
Comments
Washtenaw United: "Friends In Deed" Continues Community Support During Pandemic

Washtenaw United: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Adapts To COVID-19 Outbreak

For more than 50 years, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) has been investing in the community with the aim of improving quality of life. While the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t altered its mission, it has forced some changes in how the foundation decides how and where to apply its philanthropic efforts. In this week’s "Washtenaw United" conversation, WEMU’s David Fair explores the changing landscape with the CEO of the AAACF, Neel Hajra.

15 MINMAY 25
Comments
Washtenaw United: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Adapts To COVID-19 Outbreak

Washtenaw United: New Equity Challenge To Launch As COVID-19 Devastates African American Community

African Americans in Washtenaw County have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The percentage of infections and fatalities is higher than any other ethnicity. There are systemic reasons that existed pre-pandemic that are being highlighted by the crisis. The United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) is kicking off a new, five-day equity challenge in hopes of creating heightened awareness that, in turn, will prompt action to remedy the inequities. UWWC Vice President of Impact and Advocacy

13 MINMAY 18
Comments
Washtenaw United: New Equity Challenge To Launch As COVID-19 Devastates African American Community

Washtenaw United: Improving Adult Literacy Skills During The Pandemic

For nearly 50 years, Washtenaw Literacy has been dedicated to improving math and reading skills for adults. Now as the COVID-19 crisis goes on, the organization has had to change their tactics. Washtenaw Literacy executive director Amy Goodman joins WEMU's David Fair to discuss the organization's new methods in delivering the best adult education possible for this week's "Washtenaw United."

14 MINMAY 11
Comments
Washtenaw United: Improving Adult Literacy Skills During The Pandemic

Washtenaw United: Packard Health Maintains Service Through Pandemic, Learns Lessons For The Future

The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually everyone, but it has been particularly difficult for those who struggle with access to health care. On "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair talks with Dr. Raymond Rion, executive director of Packard Health. It is the non-profit mission to help that part of the community, but there are changes in how many of those services are rendered.

11 MINMAY 4
Comments
Washtenaw United: Packard Health Maintains Service Through Pandemic, Learns Lessons For The Future

Washtenaw United: Avalon Housing Increases Service Offerings In COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus crisis has proven particularly difficult for the homeless. Some Washtenaw County hotels are being used as temporary housing sites, but it is not a part of the long-term solution. In this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair has a conversation with Aubrey Patiño, executive director of Avalon Housing in Ann Arbor, about what preparations are underway to serve the moment and the future.

11 MINAPR 27
Comments
Washtenaw United: Avalon Housing Increases Service Offerings In COVID-19 Crisis
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