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WMUK News
8:11 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Upton: immigration reform this summer

Immigration reform rally in Miami, Jan. 2013
Credit Alan Diaz / AP Photo

A bi-partisan group of senators in Washington called the “Gang of Eight” is expected to unveil an immigration reform plan early next month. Immigrant advocates hope it will include a “pathway to citizenship” for many of those in the country without documents. Some of those advocates rallied outside the Kalamazoo office of Congressman Fred Upton (R-Saint Joseph) on Good Friday.

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Local Music
4:43 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

A new season unveiled by Kalamazoo Symphony maestro Harvey

Raymond Harvey
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

The new season of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra was announced this week. Music director Raymond Harvey chose a personal favorite, Rachmaninoff's second symphony, to start his fifteenth year as maestro of the KSO. 

He shares his admiration for the season's guest artists, violinist Midori and pianist Leon Fleisher, and looks forward to helming a semi-staged production of Verdi's opera Otello

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SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Upton not in, or out, of US Senate race

Congressman Fred Upton
Credit WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton (R-Saint Joseph) isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate next year. He isn’t ruling it in, either. With Democrat Carl Levin’s decision to retire next year, Upton says Republicans have a chance to take that seat in 2014.

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Museums
2:03 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Decreasing unemployment is new Air Zoo CEO's goal

The Air Zoo's main campus in Portage
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Thrash says he wants to partner with schools and local companies to show kids the careers they can have in science and how to get them.

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Film
2:02 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

The Host: An unbelievable alien invasion, but not a dull one

“I always liked science-fiction stories: I never dreamed I’d be living in one,” says one character in director Andrew Niccol’s “The Host.” But that’s the situation faced by everyone on Earth in the eerie future that writer Stephenie Meyer has envisioned. An alien race known as the Souls has seized control of the planet, taken over the bodies of nearly every person and created a world in which poverty, misery and violence have been wiped out.

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