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Film
6:06 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Small movie theaters struggle to switch to digital

Film engineer Johanna Kelly preps some trailer film at WMU's Little Theatre
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Starting January first, the film industry will stop making movies on the old 35 millimeter reels—which means movie theaters all over the country have until that date to switch to digital projectors. But it hasn’t been easy for small theaters—the new technology starts at about $50,000. Despite the cost, theaters in Southwest Michigan are trying to make it work.

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Power outage
1:08 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Red Cross closing remaining Southwest Michigan shelters

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Credit WMUK

The American Red Cross says it is closing the remaining shelters and warming centers that have been open in Southwest Michigan since Sunday's severe storms. 

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Severe weather
1:06 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Red Cross closing shelter in Calhoun County

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Credit WMUK

A news release says that shelters in Kent and Ionia Counties opened after Sunday's storms will also close. Other shelters including in Kalamazoo, Cass and Van Buren Counties will remain open. 

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State issues
9:07 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

WestSouthwest: State Representative Kate Segal

State Representative Kate Segal
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with State Representative Kate Segal

Democrat Kate Segal represents Battle Creek and other parts of Calhoun County in Michigan's 62nd state House district. She is in her third term. 

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Dysfunctional comedy
9:06 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

WestSouthwest: Comedian Mark Lundholm

Mark Lundholm
Credit Dan Dion, marklundholm.com

WestSouthwest with comedian Mark Lundholm

    

Mark Lundholm says he struggled with addiction for a long time, and in some ways he still does. But Lundholm has been sober for 25 years. 

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