WMUK News

Right to Work
10:24 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Gongwer editor on Right to Work bills

Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Legislation moved in both the Michigan House and Senate Thursday to make Michigan a “right to work” state after Governor Snyder stated his support for the bills. Gongwer News Service Editor John Lindstrom told WMUK’s Gordon Evans that Snyder, who is a lawyer, laid out a legal case for supporting “right to work” legislation after saying such a law wasn’t on his agenda.Lindstrom says Snyder cited Indiana becoming a “right to work” state, and the competition between the states for jobs.

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Education and Government
3:02 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Right to Works bills move ahead quickly in Lansing

Gov. Rick Snyder and GOP officials at Thursday's

Andy Robins reports on Thursday's "right to work" announcement

Work on so-called “Right to Work” legislation is moving ahead quickly in Lansing. Thursday morning, Governor Rick Snyder endorsed the plan that would prevent unions from requiring that all workers in an organized workplace join that union. But that ban would not apply to unionized police and fire departments.

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StoryCorps Military Voices
12:19 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

WMUK General Manager helps launch "Military Voices Initiative"

Cpl. Matthew T. Bolar

Interview with Gordon Bolar

WMUK General Manager Gordon Bolar was in Washington D.C. on Monday as StoryCorps launched a new oral history project. The Military Voices Initiative will help tell the stories of military personnel, veterans and their families.

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WMU Board of Trustees
1:07 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Two new Trustees appointed to WMU Board

Michelle Crumm

Governor Snyder has appointed two new trustees to serve on Western Michigan University’s Board of Trustees. Michelle Crumm of Ann Arbor and Ron Hall of Detroit will begin their eight year terms on the board January first. Crumm is from Ann Arbor and is CEO of Present Value LLC. 

Hall is from Detroit and is CEO of two automotive supply companies. Hall earned his bachelor’s degree from WMU.

Crumm and Hall replace Dennis Archer and Larry Tolbert, whose terms on Western’s Board of Trustees expire at the end of the year.

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Snyder on renewable energy
10:27 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Reaction to Snyder's "special message" on energy

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder makes his presentation Wednesday at Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Governor Snyder is calling for further discussion of renewable energy mandate. The governor delivered his special message on energy and the environment Wednesday at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners.   

Jim Dulzo with the Michigan Land Use Institute told WMUK’s Gordon Evans that he is pleased that he is glad that the governor wants to explore increasing the renewable energy standard. 

But Dulzo says Snyder needs to demonstrate bold leadership on the issue to make Michigan a leader in clean and renewable energy.

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