Fayette Historic State Park
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

As a kid, Southwest Michigan Spark Magazine publisher Steve Ellis’ family didn’t go to your typical vacation spots like Mackinac Island and Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Two conductors of their respective musical organizations talk about the work that brings them together to end their seasons in Chenery Auditorium tomorrow. Andrew Koehler, director of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia, and James Turner, director of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, have been separately preparing the orchestral and choral parts of a great 19th century classic, Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem. 

"PAW PAW, MI -- The Van Buren County board of commissioners will consult with an attorney to see if Prosecutor Mike Bedford's decision to hire his daughter as an intern violates the county's nepotism policy." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)


(MPRN-Makcinac Island) Coming up with more money for roads was a big topic of discussion this week on an island with no cars. The key issue at the Detroit Regional Chamber conference on Mackinac Island – can the Legislature finally come up with more than a $1 billion dollars in new revenue for transportation. 

Michigan Public Radio Network

Jeb Bush says Michigan is a critical state for Republicans running for president in 2016. The former Florida governor made multiple stops in Michigan on Thursday.