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12:43 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Executive director Peter Gistelinck positive on KSO's potential

Peter Gistelinck
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The former executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Peter Gistelinck draws upon a lifetime of musical experience. 

Raised in an intensely musical family, he fostered relationships with musical luminaries such as Michel Legrand, Jessye Norman, and Marvin Hamlisch, and is himself an active composer and arranger. Peter Gistelinck tells Cara Lieurance he's excited to work with KSO music director Raymond Harvey in the seasons leading up to symphony's 100th anniversary in 2021.

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Election 2014
7:38 am
Thu June 5, 2014

WestSouthwest June 5, 2014

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On WestSouthwest, we continue hearing from candidates in the August primary. Today from two men facing each other this summer.   

WestSouthwest for June 5, 2014

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Election 2014
7:37 am
Thu June 5, 2014

WSW: Sixth Congressional District Republican Candidate Jim Bussler

JIm Bussler
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WestSouthwest with Jim Bussler

Jim Bussler says he wants to represent Southwest Michigan in the U.S. House, not corporations or special interests. 

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Election 2014
7:36 am
Thu June 5, 2014

WSW: Congressman Fred Upton Seeks Another Term

Fred Upton
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WestSouthwest with Fred Upton

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton has been in the House for more than 27 years, and he is looking for least two more. 

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SW Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

State Says Oil in Kalamazoo River Not a Health Threat

The banks of the Kalamazoo River.
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People who encounter oil chemicals in the surface waters of the Kalamazoo River need not worry about their long-term health. That’s the conclusion of the Michigan Department of Community Health, which released its findings Wednesday.

An Enbridge Energy pipeline dumped a massive amount of oil into the river following a rupture in July 2010. Nearly four years later, the MDCH says people might still come in contact with oil sheen and globules if they swim, wade or boat on the river.

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