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SW Michigan
3:36 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Republican decides against U.S. Senate bid

Credit WMUK

Another potential Republican candidate has bowed out of next year's U.S. Senate race in Michigan.

The Gongwer News Service says Oakland County District Judge Kimberly Small has decided not to enter the race for the seat now held by retiring Democrat Carl Levin. That leaves former Michigan secretary of state Terri Lynn Land as the only announced GOP candidate.

Two other Republicans, including Congressman Justin Amash of Grand Rapids, are still thinking about running.

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Culture
11:26 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Native Americans not just a page in history, says Nokomis Learning Center

A display at the Nokomis Learning Center.
Credit Nancy Camden

The word Nokomis means grandmother in Anishinaabe. The Nokomis Learning Center in Okemos, Michigan does what grandparents do in native culture; they pass down the education, the wisdom and the traditions.

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Tea Party
10:27 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Bridge Magazine looks at the Tea Party's influence in Michigan

Tea Party Alliance members Gene Clem (right) and Sharon Lollio in photo from Bridge Magazine story
Credit Pat Schellenbarger, Bridge Magazine

Interview with Pat Schellenbarger

Bridge Magazine contribute Pat Schellenbarger says the Tea Party is better at blocking things they're opposed to rather than getting something passed. 

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Local Music
6:23 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

WMUK's Let's Hear It: Flutist Mira Shifrin

Mira Shifrin
Credit Mira Shifrin

Flutist Mira Shifrin, an alumna of Western Michigan University and instructor at the Crescendo Academy, performs music by Bach and Piazzolla in WMUK's Yoshimi Takeda Performance Studio, and speaks with Cara Lieurance about her life as a musician.

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Astronomy/Space
10:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

New Mars mission to study loss of water, atmosphere

A model of the craft for the MAVEN mission to Mars.
Credit NASA

A new spacecraft will be on its way to Mars in November to help us understand the planet’s atmosphere. 

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