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WMUK News
2:03 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

What really happens after the toilet flushes?

The control room at Kalamazoo's Wastewater Reclamation Plant
Credit Nancy Camden / WMUK

When the City of Kalamazoo built its first wastewater treatment plant to handle the raw sewage that had previously been dumped directly into the Kalamazoo River, it used the simple process of allowing solid material settle to the bottom of collection tanks. But with residents and businesses using more chemicals these days, the process needed to clean up sewage water is much more complex. It is admittedly not something most people think about, or want to. But it is necessary to prevent pollution. 

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Campaign finance
9:23 am
Fri November 15, 2013

State Senate moves to limit Secretary of State's proposed disclosure rules

State Capitol - file photo
Credit WKAR, Kevin Lavery

Interview with Rich Robinson

    

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson proposed changing disclosure requirements for so-called "issue ads," but the state Senate moved quickly on Thursday to nullify any changes. 

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Local Music
10:07 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Meditteranean fusion band partners with bellydancers

Wisaal and Karma Bellydance
Credit Jena McShane

Mediterranean fusion band Wisaal will play tonight at Bell’s Brewery alongside dancers from Karma Bellydance. The Lansing-based band has been partnering with belly dancers almost since the group started.

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Dysfunctional comedy
6:51 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Dysfunctional comedy deals with addiction and recovery

Mark Lundholm
Credit Dan Dion, marklundholm.com

Report by WMUK's Gordon Evans

Mark Lundholm brings his “Night of Dysfunctional Comedy” to Kalamazoo next week. 

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Local Music
5:43 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

KSO's Raymond Harvey reveals secrets of Scheherazade, Schumann

Raymond Harvey in WMUK's Takeda studio.
Credit C Lieurance

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra music director Raymond Harvey  focuses on the special qualities of two great masterworks that will be performed Friday night by the KSO. 

Maestro Harvey speaks about the music and demonstrates musical themes from the piano in WMUK's Takeda studio. 

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