National Security
7:31 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses counter-terrorism and the changing battle against Al Qaida

BP natural gas plant in Algeria where hostages were taken in January
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NPR correspondent Dina Temple-Raston covers counter-terrorism, including legal issues, national security and the changing nature of groups like Al Qaida. Temple-Raston will speak at Western Michigan University’s Fetzer Center at 11:00 Monday morning

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SW Michigan
3:26 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker tells Kalamazoo to "get involved"

Newark, NJ, Mayor Cory Booker (file photo)
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The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has a message for people in Kalamazoo: get involved in the community. Cory Booker was one of the speakers at the annual “Catalyst University” event sponsored by Southwest Michigan First. MLive Kalamazoo, which sponsored Booker’s address, says he urged people not to sit back and assume that others will step up to address the community’s problems. Booker has said that he’s considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.

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Cara Lieurance
12:23 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Western Brass Quintet presents new music, new tubist

The Western Brass Quintet
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An interview with Lin Foulk, Jacob Cameron, and Pierre Jalbert

The Western Brass Quintet premieres two new works Wednesday night, including Brass Quintet by composer Pierre Jalbert. 

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Michigan Elections
8:37 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Gongwer Publisher on proposed changes to awarding electoral votes

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Some Michigan Republican leaders are signaling they may be reluctant to change how Michigan awards its Electoral votes in each Presidential election. 

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Cara Lieurance
12:36 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Behind the scenes of Les Miserables

Peter Lockyer and Lawrence Goldberg
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Cara Lieurance interviews Peter Lockyer and Lawrence Goldberg.

Les Miserables music director Lawrence Goldberg and Peter Lockyer, who plays Jean Valjean, trade behind-the-scenes stories of performing in the longest-running musical in history. They also share insights into the contrast between the show’s live production and the recent film. 

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