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Money in politics
8:34 am
Wed January 8, 2014

WestSouthwest: Campaign finance in Michigan

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

WestSouthwest with Rich Robinson

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation in late December that increases the limits on contributions to political campaigns. 

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WMU Future
7:35 am
Wed January 8, 2014

WestSouthwest: Western Michigan University President John Dunn expects major developments in 2014

Western Michigan University's new medical school
Credit Western Michigan University

 

WestSouthwest with John Dunn

Western Michigan University President John Dunn sat down with WMUK's Gordon Evans Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Yvonne Zipp for the first time in the new year. 

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Gilmore Artist
6:38 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Polish pianist named Gilmore artist

Rafal Blechcz
Credit Gilmore Keyboard Festival

Polish Pianist Rafal Blechacz has been named the 2014 Gilmore Artist. 

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SW Michigan
1:54 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo's Gryphon Place gets new director

Maricela Alcala
Credit Gryphon Place

Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo has its first new executive director in nearly 30 years. The agency that runs the Kalamazoo 211 suicide prevention help line says Maricela Alcala will take over February 3rd. She replaces long-time Gryphon Place executive director William Pell.

Alcala comes to Kalamazoo from the United Way in Toledo, Ohio, where she was in charge of that area's 211 crisis line. She began her professional career in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Local History
9:54 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

See what's hiding in storage at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Collections Curator Alex Forist at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Credit Nancy Camden

At the Grand Rapids Public Museum, only ten percent of the nearly quarter of a million objects are on exhibit at any one time. The rest of the collection is carefully archived in a couple-hundred-thousand square feet of space.

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