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2:33 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

The Living Building Challenge at WMU

LBC building: the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab
Credit Living Building Challenge.org

When is a building like a flower? One answer is: when it is built according to the standards of the Living Building Challenge™. The initiative launched by the International Living Future Institute seeks to reduce or eliminate the effect of human structures on the natural world.  

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Torture and terrorism
7:27 am
Mon March 11, 2013

WMU Professor's book argues for torture in "ticking time bomb" cases

File photo of leg shackle at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Credit The Associated Press / Photo reviewed by U.S. Military Officials

Western Michigan University Philosophy Professor Fritz Allhoff says there are many problems with torture, but he says it can be justified in some cases to save lives. That’s the premise of Allhoff’s book Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs and Torture (University of Chicago Press). 

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Levin retirement
10:12 am
Fri March 8, 2013

What's next in Michigan politics after Levin's retirement

Senator Carl Levin
Credit U.S. Senate website

U.S. Senator Carl Levin's decision not to seek re-election next year means a wide-open field in next year's election. Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark discusses the political landscape with WMUK's Gordon Evans. 

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Battle Creek Business
9:51 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Battle Creek officials use workforce development as tool for luring business

Property in downtown Battle Creek being marketed by Battle Creek Unlimited
Credit John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer

The city of Battle Creek's efforts to lure new businesses has been aided by a workforce development program. Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman discussed the issue with WMUK's Gordon Evans. 

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Levin to retire
7:02 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan Senior U.S. Senator Carl Levin won't seek re-election next year

Senator Carl Levin
Credit U.S. Senate website

U.S Senator Carl Levin says he won't run for re-election next year. The Democrat was first elected to the Senate in 1978. 

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