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KPS Bond Proposal
7:26 am
Wed April 24, 2013

$62-million bond proposal for Kalamazoo Schools on May 7th ballot

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Credit WMUK

Interview with KPS Superintendent Michael Rice

Voters in the Kalamazoo Public School district will vote on a $62-million bond proposal on May 7th. It would pay for various improvements at several buildings in the district. 

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Local Music
4:35 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Choir directors talk 'American Sounds'

Ars Voce
Credit yourmusiccenter.org

The Battle Creek Community Chorus and Ars Voce are collaborating to present an ambitious program celebrating American composers this Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. 

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Michigan education system
10:34 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Governor's education summit held amid criticism of reform group

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Interview with Christopher Klaver

Governor Rick Snyder is calling for the business and education communities to work together to prepare students to enter the job market. He opened his education summit Monday in East Lansing saying the education system is broken. 

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Food Bank Director Retires
9:56 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Food Bank Executive Director looks back, prepares for retirement

Food Bank of South Central Michigan in Battle Creek
Credit Food Bank of South Central Michigan website

Interview with Bob Randels

The Executive Director of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan says it's been "the greatest job in the world." Bob Randels plans to retire from that job early next year. 

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Arts & More
4:31 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

A 1,000-mile walk on the Great Lakes

Loreen Niewenhuis surprised by a wave
Credit Loreen Niewenhuis

What’s an author to do after writing about a thousand-mile walk around Lake Michigan? If you’re Loreen Niewenhuis of Battle Creek the answer is simple: hike another thousand miles around parts of the other lakes. Niewenhuis has just published a new book about that experience called A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk. She’ll talk about it Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Portage District Library beginning at 7 p.m.

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