Making Democracy Work

WEMU Interviews - In the Public Interest

Bi-weekly LWVAAA interviews with WEMU host Lisa Barry

Links to Podcasts

March 11, 2019 League member Mary Seelhorst explained House of Representatives bill HR 1 - 'For The People' - A Comprehensive Set Of Protections For Voters. The bill is supported by the League.


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On February 25, 2019, LWVAAA member and Ann Arbor Township Clerk Rena Basch shared some of her experiences running for local office and explained how to prepare and what to do. Listen HERE
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On Feb 11, 2019, Lisa Barry chatted with League member Nancy Schewe and Dexter Historical Society member Caryl Burke about plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, when women won the right to vote. Click HERE to listen.

A wide variety of area organizations, from libraries to theater groups to schools and more, are being invited to join in the celebration with their own special approach.


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On Feb 22, 2019, Lisa Barry talked with League member and attorney Margaret Leary about the upcoming 2020 census and some of the controversy surrounding that. Click HERE to listen.


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Jan Salsberry describes the founding of the new Tecumseh/Lenawee County league "I realized I actually researched buying my new truck and a new appliance more that I researched the candidates, both local and national who were running for office. Four of us met with the State Membership Chairman and Ann Arbor Membership and President at Webers to discuss the possibility of starting a Tecumseh Unit. This would allow Ann Arbor to mentor us for two or more years and get us established as a League of our own. Now we are at the point where we are ready to start the process of going off as our own League.
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John Hansen and Karl Fink described the non-partisan Dexter Forum to Lisa Barry. Click HERE to listen.


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LWVAAA members Margaret Leary and Cheryl Depner

RECAP the November 6, 2018 election results with Lisa Barry of WEMU.


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On November 5, 2018, Lisa Barry of WEMU talked with Anne McKee and Alan McCord about Ballot Proposal #1 - Legalizing Personal Use of Marijuana in Michigan.
Listen HERE.


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October 22, 2018 - Margaret Leary explains ballot Proposal 3 - Promote the Vote


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October 8, 2018, Lisa Barry of WEMU talks with Jack Weddell, winner of the LWVAAA high school poster contest, and his teacher Helen Bunch. Listen HERE


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On September 24th, 2018, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked to guests about candidate and issue public forums organized by the League. The Saline High School student debate team will present, pro and con, the Michigan ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana and the Dexter High School debate team will present the proposal for an independent redistricting commission. League member Jeanine DeLay coordinates the events and was joined by local high school debate teachers Shelly Venema and Debora Marsh. LISTEN HERE


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Cathy Whitaker described LWVAAA outreach to senior citizens with voter registration and absentee ballot application help.


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Susan Wooley described how the local, state and national Leagues interact
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Margaret Leary explained Michigan's problem with gerrymandering and the November ballot proposal to solve it.


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On July 30 WEMU's Lisa Barry (FM 89.1)was joined by Washtenaw County Chief Deputy Clerk/Register and Director of Elections Ed Golembiewski and league member Cheryl Depner to talk about the August 7 primary election


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[Error: Bad image reference WEMU_N_ScheweVOTE411_7_11_18.150pxl.jpg] Interview #10 - Nancy Schewe talks about All The Information You Need To Vote In The Upcoming Election At Vote411.Org


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For our ninth interview, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry was joined by League member Paige Nong to talk about raising awareness and participation in the upcoming primary election on August 7th This year, the state has hotly contested primaries for the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor because incumbent Govenor Snyder is term-limited. In several congressional districts, there are also contested primaries. There are also contested races at the county and municipal levels, as well as millage proposals for specific communities.


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Candidate Forums for the upcoming August 7 primary election with Donna Crudder, LWV-AAA Director of Voter Service

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June 4, 2018 Election Inspectors & Information Concerning Upcoming Elections Ed Golembiewski, Washtenaw County Elections Director and Cheryl Depner, LWVAAA member

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Educating The Public About Impact Of Carbon Pricing Ginny Rogers, Citizens Climate Lobby in Ann Arbor and Susan Wooley, LWVAAA member =================================================

Paige Nong and Mary Seelhorst, League members talk about Brews & Views

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Sue Smith explains Promote the Vote campaign to amend the Michigan Constitution to improve voter access to the ballot.

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"Nan Elder and Roddy Wares describe LWVAAA outreach to high school students via a registrations campaign and a get out the vote poster contest

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Long-time member Mary Hathaway talks to WEMU host Lisa Barry about the League