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Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Geir Gundersen, supervisory archivist at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Part of the same institution, the Ford Museum is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Robert Grese, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; followed by a conversation with Kevin Walsh, executive director at the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan where visitors can fly aboard WW2 aircraft.

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Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Nawal Motawi, owner of Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Motawi talks about her life journey as an artisan who started her business in a tiny garage back in the early 1990s. Motawi Tileworks was proclaimed by Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Small Companies 2017” as one of America’s 25 Small Giants.

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The Detroit Street Filling Station is a vegan eatery where the owners build community in a safe space and host Ann Arbor’s monthly Lesbo-Bingo game that always packs the house. Nearby, Ann Arbor’s Hands on Museum offers kids of all ages interactive experiences, and is a trendsetter in interactive 'hands-on' learning experiences. 

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The Ark started back in 1965 as an Ann Arbor, Michigan coffee house that morphed into a legendary live-music venue. The Ark consistently attracts big name acts such as Joan Baez and Arlo Guthrie in addition to regional performers. 

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Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, exploring the university's Museum of Natural History with museum director Amy Harris, and the Museum of Art with its director, Christina Olsen. 

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Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Dr. Catherine Person, director of education at the University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of Archeology in Ann Arbor. The Kelsey specializes in Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern archeology and sponsors ongoing field research. 

Ann Arbor's elegant restored State Theater
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Join Russ Collins in Ann Arbor, Michigan for an engaging conversation about the city’s passion for cinema and live musical performances.

A keystone in Ann Arbor is the historic circa-1927 grand Michigan Theater in the heart of downtown. When the theater opened on the heels of the silent film era, the Michigan was replete with a symphony pit and a grand Wurlitzer-style organ—it’s fully restored, and the local symphony still performs here.

Classic Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor
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Join correspondent, Tom Wilmer in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a visit with Michael Kondziolka, the Director of Programming at UMS, and Marian James, the Executive Director at the Ark—“Where Music Lives”.

The University Musical Society, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan has been presenting a full spectrum of performing arts since 1880. 

B-17 prepares for flight at Yankee Air Museum Yipsilanti, Michigan
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Join Correspondent, Tom Wilmer at Willow Run for a conversation with Kevin Walsh, Executive Director of the Yankee Air Museum in Yipsilanti, Michigan.

In the depths of WWII, Ford Motor Corporation opened the Willow Run Bomber plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1942 on the outskirts of Detroit.