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WMUK News
12:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Volunteers Help Scientists Track Michigan's Butterflies

Some of the milkweed plants raised by Ilse Gebhard.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A report on how volunteers are helping to conserve butterflies

More than one species of butterfly has seen its numbers drop – in some cases plummet – in recent years. The monarch is doing better than some.

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SW Michigan
2:57 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

WMU Wins Big Science Grant

Statue near WMU's Chemistry Building
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has won a large grant to help draw more students to science and technology. University officials say the $1.4 million comes from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. They say the five-year project will focus on classes in biology.

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Local Music
7:54 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

LHI Live: Pianist Ahmed Anzaldua and the music of Mompou

Ahmed Anzaldua
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Ahmed Anzaldúa recently joined Cara Lieurance at WMUK in the Takeda performance studio to play music of one of his favorite composers: Federico Mompou.

Before becoming a pianist, Mr. Anzaldúa was a trumpet player enrolled in medical school in Mexico. He relates the story of how he began to play piano and eventually became a graduate student at Western Michigan University, where he studies piano with Silvia Roederer and conducting with Kimberly Dunn Adams.

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Sports
6:21 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Men's Roller Derby Completes Killamazoo's Fierce Family

The Kalamazoo Men's Roller Derby Team practicing at Roller World
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The Kalamazoo Men’s Roller Derby team will hold their first official game Saturday night against London, Ontario.

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WestSouthwest
9:04 am
Wed May 28, 2014

WestSouthwest - May 28th, 2014

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WestSouthwest for May 28th, 2014

The Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan's 6th Congressional District joins us, and we discuss a study on Michigan's foster care system. 

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