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StoryCorps Military Voices
12:19 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

WMUK General Manager helps launch "Military Voices Initiative"

Cpl. Matthew T. Bolar

Interview with Gordon Bolar

WMUK General Manager Gordon Bolar was in Washington D.C. on Monday as StoryCorps launched a new oral history project. The Military Voices Initiative will help tell the stories of military personnel, veterans and their families.

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WMU Board of Trustees
1:07 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Two new Trustees appointed to WMU Board

Michelle Crumm

Governor Snyder has appointed two new trustees to serve on Western Michigan University’s Board of Trustees. Michelle Crumm of Ann Arbor and Ron Hall of Detroit will begin their eight year terms on the board January first. Crumm is from Ann Arbor and is CEO of Present Value LLC. 

Hall is from Detroit and is CEO of two automotive supply companies. Hall earned his bachelor’s degree from WMU.

Crumm and Hall replace Dennis Archer and Larry Tolbert, whose terms on Western’s Board of Trustees expire at the end of the year.

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Theatre
10:45 am
Thu November 29, 2012

A woman re-examines her life in the quirky comedy "Four Scenes: A Hungarian Trilogy"

Rehearsal for A Hungarian Trilogy
Credit Robert C. Walker

A preview of "Four Scenes: A Hungarian Trilogy"

 

 Fancy Pants Theater in downtown Kalamazoo opens the regional premiere of Four Scenes: A Hungarian Trilogy Friday night. The production reunites several former API Theatre professionals. Kalamazoo’s Actors and Playwrights Initiative closed its doors several years ago after specializing in innovative, original theatre.

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Snyder on renewable energy
10:27 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Reaction to Snyder's "special message" on energy

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder makes his presentation Wednesday at Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Governor Snyder is calling for further discussion of renewable energy mandate. The governor delivered his special message on energy and the environment Wednesday at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners.   

Jim Dulzo with the Michigan Land Use Institute told WMUK’s Gordon Evans that he is pleased that he is glad that the governor wants to explore increasing the renewable energy standard. 

But Dulzo says Snyder needs to demonstrate bold leadership on the issue to make Michigan a leader in clean and renewable energy.

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Fine Art
10:27 am
Thu November 29, 2012

What do you do with an old billboard? Jewelry artists reuse it as part of green practices

Kara Aubin filing down a metal pendant.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Listen to the story about jewelry artists Kara Aubin and Daniel Juzwiak

What do you do with a 14 by 48 foot, vinyl billboard? That’s what Kara Aubin and her husband Daniel Juzwiak of Kara-Daniel Jewelry had to figure out after the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts selected their art for the 2012 Billboard Art Contest. 

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