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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SW Michigan
4:06 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

WMU Faculty to Hold "No Confidence" Vote on Provost

WMU faculty protests decision not to reappoint Enyedi
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University faculty members meet Friday, January 30, to consider a "no confidence" vote in Provost Tim Greene.

That follows controversy last week when it was announced that Greene had decided not to re-appoint Alex Enyedi, the popular dean of the university's College of Arts and Sciences. Earlier, Greene had been criticized by some faculty members for his handling of complaints that female professors are often paid less than their male colleagues.

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