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11:48 am
Wed February 5, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de St-George

Jon Boyd
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Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the extraordinary life and career of Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de Saint-George. Born to a French nobleman and Nanon, a Wolof former slave, he was an esteemed  violinist and swordsman who cut quite a figure in 18th century France. 

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WMUK News
1:21 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioners Vote to Change Retiree Benefits

The Kalamazoo County Commission voted on the retiree system changes at its Feb. 4 meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Surprise and relief: several Kalamazoo County commissioners expressed those feelings Tuesday night after the commission unanimously approved changes to the county’s retiree benefit system.

The plan – a compromise worked out over several weeks of intense discussions – is meant to close a projected $63 million funding gap in the county’s eventual medical liability.

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Right to Work
8:23 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

WSW: How Right to Work Became Law in Michigan

Protesters rally at the state Capitol in 2012 opposing a "right to work" law for Michigan - file photo
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WestSouthwest with Andy Kroll

    

Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll takes a look at how a "conservative pipe dream" became reality in Michigan. 

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WestSouthwest
1:30 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

WSW: Republican Congressional candidate Jim Bussler

Jim Bussler
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WestSouthwest with Jim Bussler

Jim Bussler is challenging Congressman Fred Upton in this summer's Republican primary

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Regional History
4:35 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

What Ever Happened To Idlewild?: Find out this week

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Some of the greatest African American musicians of our time performed during racial segregation—artists like Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and The Supremes. But if you were black, you weren’t allowed in the venue down the street. You had to go to Idlewild resort about thirty minutes northwest of Big Rapids. 

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