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Michigan gun bill
12:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Michigan Senate committee approves bill exempting Michigan guns from federal regulation

Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR

A state Senate committee has approved legislation that would exempt Michigan-made guns from federal firearms regulations. 

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Politics and Race
7:22 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Speaker to discuss politics, race and performance Thursday at WMU

Harry Elam
Credit Stanford University

A Stanford University Drama Professor will speak Thursday night at Western Michigan University. Harry Elam Jr. is also a Vice-Provost at the school in Palo Alto, California. He will speak at the Richmond Center Thursday night at 6:00. His address is part of the university’s events to honor Martin Luther King and also part of the Center for Humanities Power and Publics speaker series. 

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SW Michigan
1:51 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Amtrak riders set Michigan record

Eastbound Amtrak train pulls into Kalamazoo's depot

State officials say three Amtrak passenger trains in Michigan set ridership records last year. MDOT says almost 800,000 people climbed aboard an Amtrak train in 2012. The three routes are the Wolverine from Detroit to Chicago; the Blue Water from Port Huron to Chicago; and the Pere Marquette from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Wolverine and the Blue Water routes include stops in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

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Local Music
10:40 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Local band blurs the lines between funk, rock, jam and punk

From left to right: Bassist Evan Kincaid, drummer Matt Curtis, and guitarist Jason Curtis. Keyboard player Chris Kauffman is not pictured.
Credit Pleasant Drive

Hear the on-air cut of Pleasant Drive

Kalamazoo band Pleasant Drive will play Friday night at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Band members Jason Curtis and Evan Kincaid describe their music as dynamic. From song to song, you could hear influences from Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, or The White Stripes.

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Arts & More
10:01 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

KCC students, staff to tour European world war battle sites

Normandy beach
Jacob Cieslak, Kellogg Community College

Most Americans go to Europe to see the sights and have a good time. But a group of students and faculty from Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek will leave on a more serious mission in May. They’ll explore battlefield sites from the two world wars. One of the tour leaders, history instructor Michelle Wright, says that being there provides a “three-dimensional” perspective you can’t get from books and movies. 

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