Military Voices
8:56 am
Wed July 24, 2013

WestSouthwest: StoryCorps Founder David Isay

Colonel David Sutherland, WMUK General Manager Gordon Bolar and his wife Elly Bolar at the launch of Military Voices Initiative in December
Credit StoryCorps

Interview with David Isay


Award winning public radio producer David Isay launched StoryCorps in 2003. The oral history project has since collected nearly 50,000 interviews. 

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SW Michigan
4:01 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Court lifts block on Detroit bankruptcy

Downtown Detroit skyline
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A Lansing judge's ruling that ordered Governor Rick Snyder to withdraw the Chapter Nine bankruptcy filing for the City of Detroit has been overturned. The Gongwer News Service reports that the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its order Tuesday afternoon. It not only lifted the injunction by Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina but also ordered her to have no further involvement in the case.

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Gay rights
9:47 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Kalamazoo Township non-discrimination ordinance covers sexual orientation and gender idenity

Kalamazoo Pride - file photo
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Interview with Emily Monacelli


Kalamazoo Township trustees have approved a policy that bans discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing. 

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Fine Art
11:25 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Scientist finds her way to glass art

Gloria Badiner at her glass art studio in Mattawan
Credit Nancy Camden

When Gloria Badiner of Mattawan saw some glass art, she instantly fell in love. She was a working scientist at the time.

“Glass is a material that has a scientific component to it,” Badiner says, “so, it just fit really well for me.” 

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11:18 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Viking horse breed in Marshall turns heads

Anne Crandall of Nottawa Crossing Fjords riding Alena.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The Norwegian Fjord Horse is roughly 5,000 years old. Fjord horse bones have even been found at Viking burial sites. There are only about 20 Fjord herds in Michigan and Nottawa Crossing Fjords in Marshall has one of the largest herds. Anne Crandalll raises them with her mother Bernadine Karns.

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