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President visits Michigan
8:42 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Plainwell Economic Development official discusses meeting with President Obama

When President Obama visited the Detroit area on Monday (NPR story here), a small group of people from around the state met with him briefly. Among them was the city of Plainwell’s Downtown and Economic Manager Emilie Schada.

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WMU East Campus
8:33 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Western Michigan University to renovate East Hall, other east campus buildings will be demolished

East Hall

Western Michigan University officials say they plan to focus their preservation efforts on East Campus on renovating East Hall. 

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Local Music
3:33 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Jazz musician Ken Morgan shares his thoughts on the power of music

The Ken Morgan Jazz Unit
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

 

 The Ken Morgan Jazz Unit presents a free concert Tuesday night at the Oshtemo branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library. Ken Morgan has played professionally for 60 years, he’s a flute and saxophone player as well as a band leader.

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Astronomy Events
3:26 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Watch or listen to the Geminid meteor shower Thursday and Friday night

A Geminid meteor shower
Credit Spaceweather.com

Kalamazoo Astronomical Society members Richard Bell and Mike Sinclair talk about the Geminid meteor shower

The meteor shower will peak on the nights of December 13th and 14th. Kalamazoo Astronomical Society President Richard Bell says the best time to start looking would be around 10pm until dawn. 

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Right to Work and Economy
10:38 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Upjohn Institute economist on right to work laws

Tim Bartik
Credit Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Interview with Tim Bartik

So-called “right to work” legislation is now on the fast track in the Michigan legislature. Governor Snyder says the state needs what is being called the “Workplace Fairness and Equality Act” to boost Michigan’s economic recovery. But Upjohn Employment Institute Senior Economist Tim Bartik says the research on “right to work” laws is inconclusive. He recently spoke with WMUK’s Gordon Evans.

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