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12:29 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

A jazz conversation with Joe Lovano and Tom Knific

Joe Lovano
Credit Jimmy Katz

In November at Western Michigan University, renowned tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano performed and collaborated with the Western Jazz Quartet and the students of the University Jazz Orchestra. 

Here's a conversation recorded at WMUK on the eve of the November 22nd concert, with Mr Lovano and bassist Tom Knific, chair of the WMU Jazz Studies department

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Cara Lieurance
4:29 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

In the studio with Brian Miller and Randy Gosa

Brian Miller and Randy Gosa
Credit Darin Back

Discover forgotten gems with singer/guitarist Brian Miller and mandolinist/bouzouki player Randy Gosa, live with Cara Lieurance in the Takeda studio at WMUK.

Two leading acoustic players from the Midwest, Miller and Gosa found inspiration in the folk songs of the northern lumber camps, where many Irish immigrants worked in the mid 19th to 20th centuries. 

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Local Music
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
Credit The Associated Press

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
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Lisa DeChano-Cook

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

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