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7:45 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Could Art Help Us Understand Autism?

From the All For One exhibit at the Park Trades Center in Kalamazoo
Credit courtesy of Bill Davis

Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.

Now the Autism & Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, an exhibit, and even a documentary film.

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July 7, 2014
9:28 am
Mon July 7, 2014

WestSouthwest July 7, 2014

Credit Dori/Wikicommons

On WestSouthwest, the case for taxing carbon to address climate change, and a look at the finances and transparency of charter schools. 

WestSouthwest July 7, 2014

      

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Charter Schools
8:48 am
Mon July 7, 2014

WSW: Charter Schools' Financing and Accountability

Canton Charter Academy
Credit Dwight Burdette, Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Gary Miron

    

Western Michigan University Professor Gary Miron says small, independent, locally run charter schools are hard to find in Michigan. 

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Carbon Tax
7:10 am
Mon July 7, 2014

WSW: Is a Carbon Tax the Answer to Climate Change?

Smokestacks in Champaign, Illinois
Credit Dori/Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Dana Mains

    

Dana Mains say her two year old daughter is the inspiration for getting involved in the effort to address climate change. 

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

"The Last of the Red-Hot Lovers" Brings Comedic Morality in New Vic Production

Timothy J. Smith as Barney and Marin Heinritz as Elaine in The New Vic Theatre's producition of the Neil Simon play "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers."
Courtesy of The New Vic Theatre

Meet Barney Cashman. He's a family man who has achieve a fair amount of success in owning his own business, but feels like he's missing out.

So he decides to find a lover, which leads him to another lover, and yet another lover.

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