Local Music
1:03 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

KJSO conductor previews 'Homeland' concert

Andrew Koehler
Credit Andrew Koehler

Conductor Andrew Koehler calls Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra Competition winner Cullen O'Neil an "amazingly gifted" cellist. 

He discusses the work she'll be performing with the orchestra this Sunday in Chenery Auditorium. He also describes the special qualities of Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, putting it in context between the writing of the seventh and ninth symphonies.

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1:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Michigan's air quality gets better, and worse

MSU researchers use a mobile lab to check air pollution levels
Credit Thomas Gennara/MSU / AP Photo

The quality of the air in southwest Michigan took a hit last year. But a new report by the American Lung Association suggests that, in general, Michigan’s air is getting better.

The State of the Air 2013 report gives Allegan County an “F” and Kalamazoo County a “C” for ozone levels. But both got much better marks for soot and other particulates. No data was collected in Calhoun, Van Buren, and Saint Joseph counties.

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Portage Superintendent Search
9:06 am
Wed April 24, 2013

What's next for Portage Schools Superintendent search?

Portage Central High School - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Julie Mack

The Portage School Board is weighing its next move after the sole finalist for superintendent took his name out of consideration on Monday. 

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KPS Bond Proposal
7:26 am
Wed April 24, 2013

$62-million bond proposal for Kalamazoo Schools on May 7th ballot

File photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with KPS Superintendent Michael Rice

Voters in the Kalamazoo Public School district will vote on a $62-million bond proposal on May 7th. It would pay for various improvements at several buildings in the district. 

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Local Music
4:35 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Choir directors talk 'American Sounds'

Ars Voce

The Battle Creek Community Chorus and Ars Voce are collaborating to present an ambitious program celebrating American composers this Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. 

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