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4:10 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Current and former Fontana directors on 'A Salute to Neill'

David Baldwin and Paul Nitsch
Credit WMUK

The 'Salute to Neill' tribute to Fontana founder Neill Sanders is an annual tradition for the Fontana Summer Festival.

This year, Fontana director David Baldwin invited a former director, pianist Paul Nitsch, to appear on the program.

The past and present directors discuss the history of Fontana with Cara Lieurance. They also discuss the bright futures of the five young musicians who complete the program: horn player Adedeji Ogunfolu and the Omer Quartet. 

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Local Music
12:07 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

GR Symphony cellist revels in chamber music in Saugatuck

Cellist Alicia Eppinga
Credit Grand Rapids Symphony

Cellist Alicia Eppinga, principal cellist of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, is one of the featured performers at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck this weekend.

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July 17, 2014
8:20 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WestSouthwest July 17, 2014

Kalamazoo River
Credit WMUK

Michigan's Emergency Manager Law and the safety of pipelines in Michigan are the subjects on WestSouthwest. 

WestSouthwest for July 17, 2014

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Pipeline Safety
8:19 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Environmental Groups Want Federal Study of Pipeline Safety

One of the largest oil spills in history happened on the Kalamazoo River in 2010 - file photo
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WestSouthwest with Jennifer McKay

When a pipeline ruptured near Marshall in 2010 it spilled hundreds of thousand of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. 

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Emergency Manager Law
7:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Could Michigan Improve Its Emergency Manager Law?

Benton Harbor is one of 17 communities in Michigan at some point in the Emergency Manager process
Credit Humbles Art/Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Chastity Pratt-Dawsey

    

Bridge Magazine finds that Michigan's Emergency Managers Law is one of the most aggressive of its kind in the nation. 

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