Standardized Tests
10:00 am
Wed January 28, 2015

State Rejects ACT Appeal in Choosing SAT as State Test

Credit WMUK

The state has rejected ACT’s claim that Michigan unfairly switched its free college entrance exam to the SAT starting in spring 2016. 

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Local Music
2:47 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Seeking Transcendence: St Olaf Choir In Kalamazoo

The St. Olaf Choir with Director Anton Armstrong

Anton Armstrong sees each member of the St. Olaf Choir as an emerging adult, whose participation in the world-renowned choir will affect the whole person, not just his or her musicianship. 

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Civil Rights Commission
8:19 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Snyder Lays Out Civil Rights Agenda at Commission Meeting

Michigan Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says improving services for the mentally ill is a major civil rights issue.

And he says it’s a high priority in his second term.

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Animal Abuse
8:10 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

State Senate to Take Up Animal Abuse Bills

Credit WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers will try again to crack down on animal cruelty in Michigan. A state Senate panel will take up a pair of bills on Tuesday that would increase penalties for serial animal abusers. 

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Between The Lines
4:29 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Between the Lines: Writing and Empathy

Vincent van Gogh self-portrait with felt hat
Credit Wikipedia

Author Nellie Hermann says "narrative medicine" is the use of creative writing and narrative to enhance our capacity for understanding and empathy in clinical settings, or any other social encounter. Telling a story and the hearing or reading of it has the power to untangle our psychological knots and to help others untangle theirs.

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