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10:57 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful: Disney finally made it over the rainbow

Hear the movie review

Dorothy had it easy: It only took one cyclone ride to whisk her away to the land of Oz. By comparison, Walt Disney Studios has had a much tougher time getting its act on the yellow brick road.

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History & Film
10:53 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Why we watch movies about historical events

An interview with WMU professor of communication, Steve Lipkin

Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln and Ben Affleck’s Argo both did well at the box office and the Oscars. But why were these historical films so popular?

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WMUK News
10:49 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Flaming meteors and comets, oh my!

Meteorite explodes over Russia in February
Credit AP Photo / Nasha Gazeta

Shortly after a large meteorite exploded over Russia last month, some people started thinking about a much larger event millions of years ago. Scientists believe that a massive meteorite impact probably doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. That makes many wonder if we could be next.  

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Michigan unemployment rate
6:43 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate unchanged in Saturday

Credit WMUK

Michigan's unemployment rate was unchanged in January. 

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Grassroots
12:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Grassroots celebrates 35 years

Lorraine Caron (left) and Mark Sahlgren (right) at the 2013 Cooper's Glen Music Festival at the Radisson Plaza in Kalamazoo.
Zolton Cohen

Grassroots celebrated its 35th anniversary recently at Cooper's Glen Great Lakes Acoustic Music Festival. Since its inception, Grassroots has been playing its self-described mix of "real music for real people" across the region no matter what.

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