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2:45 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Snyder: Medicaid expansion "makes sense"

Gov. Rick Snyder at the "State of the State" address
Credit The Associated Press

Governor Rick Snyder says he wants state lawmakers to approve expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The request is included in the budget Snyder will deliver to the legislature Thursday. The Detroit Free Press reports that about 470-thousand more low-income people would get coverage if lawmakers approve the plan. However the governor is expected to face resistance from some fellow Republicans opposed to “Obamacare”.

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Author
10:49 am
Wed February 6, 2013

'Hold It 'Till It Hurts' by T. Geronimo Johnson

T. Geronimo Johnson
Credit Elizabeth Cowan

Hear the full interview with the author

What do combat trauma, male coming-of-age, family, racial identity and out-of-race adoption have in common? They’re the central themes of Hold It ‘til It Hurts, the debut novel by T-Geronimo Johnson.

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WMUK News
1:46 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Do sustainable college campuses mean a more sustainable society?

Solar panels near WMU's Miller Auditorium
Credit WMUK

Can transforming the nation’s college campuses create a more sustainable society? Former college president Mitchell Thomashow says it can. He’ll bring that message to Western Michigan University during a public presentation Thursday, February 7th. Thomashow says universities and colleges should remake themselves into sustainable institutions to help their communities and their students

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Future of Education
1:36 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Education Conference Thursday in Kalamazoo

Credit The Center for Michigan

Last month the Center for Michigan released a report on what citizens want from the education system in the state. The Ann Arbor-based think tank’s President John Bebow says a year and a half listening tour was followed up with two scientific surveys. The Center for Michigan is holding a conference on the future of education Thursday in Kalamazoo. 

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Local Music
12:22 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Baritone Carl Ratner, pianist Raymond Harvey premiere new songs

Carl Ratner
Credit Carl Ratner

An interview with Carl Ratner

Baritone Carl Ratner and pianist Raymond Harvey, conductor of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, will give the world premiere of American Pierrot: A Langston Hughes Songbook Thursday night in a free concert in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

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