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4:27 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Jewish holiday Tu B'shvat, 'New Year for the Trees'

Isreali children plant trees in the Gaza Strip before Tu B’shvat in 2005.
Credit AP Images

Hear more about Tu B'shvat from Rabbi Harvey Spivak

Holidays change. Halloween wasn’t always about getting candy and the first Thanksgiving probably didn’t involve watching football.  Saturday is Tu B’shvat, or ‘New Year for the Trees,’a minor Jewish holiday that’s changed at least three times.

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Kenyan elections
10:22 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Paw Paw couple arrives in Kenya, prepares to help monitor elections

Lumakanda, Kenya
Credit Joe and Kathy Ossman's blog

A Paw Paw couple has arrived in Kenya where they will be helping to monitor elections. Joe and Kathy Ossman arrived safely in Lumakanda, according to their blog

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WMU sports
6:57 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Women's Basketball: Western Michigan 54 Northern Illinois 51

Credit WMUK

Western Michigan defeated Northern Illinois Wednesday night in DeKalb, Il 54-51. The Broncos are 6-12 overall and 2-3 in the Mid-American Conference. 

Cara Lieurance
2:59 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Musical duo links classical baroque and Scottish folk

David Greenberg and Chris Norman in WMUK's Studio A.
Cara Lieurance

An interview with flutist Chris Norman and fiddler David Greenberg.

Flutist Chris Norman and violinist David Greenberg are fluent in at least two musical languages: the works of 18th century Baroque composers like Bach and Telemann, and the 18th century Scottish folk tradition as practiced in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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Michigan gun bill
12:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Michigan Senate committee approves bill exempting Michigan guns from federal regulation

Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR

A state Senate committee has approved legislation that would exempt Michigan-made guns from federal firearms regulations. 

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