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12:28 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

KJSO Conductor Andrew Koehler on 'Evolution of the Dance'

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra's 75th season recently featured a concert called 'Evolution of the Dance.' With music of Johann Strauss, Jr, Norman Dello Joio, and Antonin Dvorak, conductor Andrew Koehler connects the threads of dance music contained in each piece in a conversation with Cara Lieurance. 

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Justin Amash
8:03 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

WestSouthwest: Mother Jones Magazine looks at Justin Amash and the Republican Party

Justin Amash-AP file photo
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WestSouthwest with Tim Murphy

    

Reporter Tim Murphy discusses his article Will GOP Rebel Justin Amash Bring Down the NSA - and His Own Party?

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Philippines Typhoon
7:46 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

WestSouthwest: WMU Georgraphy Professor on disaster relief in the Philippines

Clean up from the massive typhoon in the Philippines
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WestSouthwest with Lisa DeChano-Cook

Western Michigan University Geography Professor Lisa DeChano-Cook has done extensive research on disaster relief. 

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SW Michigan
4:00 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Michigan ordered to end life sentences for young offenders

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A federal judge says Michigan must give a "fair, meaningful and realistic" chance for parole to state prison inmates who were convicted as children.

Judge John Corbett O'Meara gave state officials until the end of the year to make changes in the parole process. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that Michigan's policy of mandatory life sentences for some young offenders was unconstitutional.

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SW Michigan
3:51 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

New judges in Kalamazoo and Paw Paw

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Governor Rick Snyder has announced two judicial appointments for Southwest Michigan.

The governor’s office says he has appointed former Kalamazoo County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Pierangeli to the Kalamazoo County Probate Court. He will replace Donald Halstead who resigned this past summer.

The governor also announced that attorney Jeffrey Dufon of Kalamazoo will serve as a judge on the 36th District Circuit Court in Van Buren County. He replaces Judge Paul Hamre, who retired this summer.

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