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WMUK News
5:37 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

How El Sol's Students Use their Bilingual Skills

"More than, less than" signs at El Sol.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

(Part 3 of 3) Students at Kalamazoo’s El Sol Elementary learn in both English and Spanish. But they don’t use their knowledge just to complete their homework.

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Local Music
5:35 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd On Joseph White, Cuban Violinist

Joseph White

Jon Boyd's latest featured composer is a nineteenth-century Cuban violinist who became one of the top-ranked violinists in Europe.

Joseph White's story begins in Cuba, where his quick musical development astonished his teachers. With help from a prominent pianist of the day, he raised enough funds to continue his education in Europe. It was the beginning of an illustrious and productive career. 

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WMUK News
5:13 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

How Dual-Language Learning Works at El Sol

"Welcome to Second Grade," a sign announces at El Sol.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

(Part Two of Three)

How do you teach students in two languages? The answer might seem obvious. Instruct them in one, then the other.

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Local Music
8:50 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Funk Is Back With Medicinal Groove

Credit courtesy of Medicinal Groove

Michigan-based band Medicinal Groove will play Friday night at 9:30 p.m. at Shakespeare’s Pub in Kalamazoo with another funk-inspired group called Crime Funk.

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Arts & More
8:42 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Teach Your Kids About Money Now, Says Stanley Steppes

Stanley Steppes and his son Christian holding copies of Steppes' book 'Christian and Daddy Go Shopping'
Credit courtesy of Stanley Steppes

When should you start teaching your kids good money practices? Kalamazoo’s Stanley Steppes says right now. 

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