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9:43 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Seventeen Apply to Portage Acting Manager Job

The Portage City Council meets on April 15, 2014
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Portage city officials say 17 people have applied to become the next acting city manager. The acting manager would fill the position until Portage finds a permanent manager, hopefully this fall according to Mayor Pro Tem Jim Pearson.

Pearson says council members tentatively plan to discuss the applications for acting manager at a special meeting April 21st. He adds that the council hopes to vote on a candidate in May and have that person start no later than June.

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Richard Alley
9:20 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

WSW: Climate Change Science Made Accessible

Smoke from chimneys in Tokyo
Credit Eugene Hoshiko, The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Richard Alley

    

Richard Alley's work on climate science made him a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. 

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WMUK News
3:05 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

You Can Help Undergraduate Research at WMU

WMU senior Deirdre Courtney in the field with bug-eating pitcher plants.
Credit Western Michigan University

Graduate students are expected to do research. Undergraduates usually don’t. But a new project at Western Michigan University’s Department of Biological Sciences hopes to change that. It’s using a fundraising system modeled on Kickstarter to attract community support for SABRE: "Students Advancing Biological Research and Engagement."

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Local Authors
9:48 am
Tue April 15, 2014

'Paint' Imagines What Shakespeare's Dark Lady Was Like

Literary scholar Grace Tiffany likes to puzzle over those minor characters in Shakespeare’s plays that we don’t hear much about.

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Tuskegee Exhibit
8:07 am
Tue April 15, 2014

A 'Theater on Wheels' Rolls Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit into Battle Creek

The "Rise Above" traveling exhibit about the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation's first black military fighter pilots, comes to Battle Creek starting this week
Credit redtail.org

Interview with Barb Shambach - web version

The Tuskegee Airmen have been the subject of movies on the small and big screens, but still not everyone knows their importance to America. 

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