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Film & Culture
8:29 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Detroit musician rises to fame during apartheid, inspires documentary

Credit Searching for Sugar Man Facebook page

The fantastical story of how Detroit-based folk musician Sixto Rodriguez, unknown in the U.S., suddenly found himself a big sensation overseas is the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man which will be shown Wednesday at Western Michigan University.

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Forbes list
8:25 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Forbes list includes Kalamazoo, Portage residents

Three People with ties to Stryker Corporation are on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans - file photo
Credit WMUK

Forbes annual list of richest people includes former Stryker CEO John Brown, and heirs Rhonda Stryker and her brother Jon Stryker

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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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