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Michigan economy
12:17 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

How much and how quickly is Michigan's economy improving?

Southwest Michigan First Innovation Center- file photo
Credit WMUK

Michigan's economy is adding jobs. But the pace and strength of that recovery is a source of debate. 

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Nurse Family Partnership
10:21 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Kalamazoo woman benefits from Nurse Family Partnership

Credit WMUK

A Kalamazoo woman credits the area's Nurse-Family Partnership with helping her adjust to being a young, single mother. Bridge Magazine, the online news service of the Center for Michigan looks at how the program helped 20 year old Shauntiana Bronson. 

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Farm bankruptcies
10:03 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Decatur farm bankruptcy serves as warning about rising prices

Blueberry farm in Saugatuck Township - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

A new report calls the bankruptcy of Stamp Farms in Decatur (Mlive Kalamazoo story) a warning about rising prices for farmland and rising debt. 

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Local Music
8:31 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Composer Derek Bermel honors Bartok, NY

Derek Bermel
Credit Azzurra

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's concert Friday will feature new music by American composer Derek Bermel

A native New Yorker, in 2009 he wrote A Shout, a Whisper, and a Trace to honor his hometown as well as the great expatriate Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, whose sometimes sorrowful letters from New York to his friends and students were an inspiration.

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Culture
7:33 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Learn about the French-speaking world at the Francophone Film Fest

From the film 'The Weight of the Oath' by Kollo Daniel Sanou. Sanou will present the film in person on Saturday.
Credit The Francophone Film Festival

Try to count how many foreign films you’ve seen in your life. If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably only watched a handful.

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