8:58 am
Wed January 9, 2013

New report shows Southwest Michigan's economy slowed in December

Brian Long
Credit Grand Valley State University

A new report on Southwest Michigan’s economy finds growth slowed in December. The director of Grand Valley State University’s Supply Chain Management Program Brian Long finds economic indicators were down in the region, compared to November. 

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Urban sprawl
8:50 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Michigan's debate over controlling sprawl

Credit Michigan Now

When he was running for governor, Rick Snyder had a ten-point plan to “Reinvent Michigan”. Point number five was: “Restoring cities and controlling urban sprawl”. Snyder came to the annual Michigan Farm Bureau dinner recently at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus was there too.

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Local History
9:40 am
Tue January 8, 2013

"Amazing Tales from Southwest Michigan" shares news of the weird

Old newspapers from Kalamazoo
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear the interview with Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis, the publisher and a contributor to Southwest Michigan’s Spark magazine, will read from his collection of about 600 odd and amazing tales from Southwest Michigan Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Parchment Community Library.

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Arts & More
9:30 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Stamp collectors not worried about U.S. Postal Service decline

The Kalamazoo Expo Center
Credit Discover Kalamazoo

Hear about the Stamp Expo in Kalamazoo

While your e-mail inbox may be overflowing, your mailbox is likely devoid of handwritten letters. Even so, stamp collectors are doing their best to keep the hobby alive.

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Fine Art
12:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Artist's circular collages have a Victorian feel

Artist Eana Apple Agopian points out different pieces in her collage
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear about Eana Apple Agopian's collages

If you sit down to get your hair cut at Tromblay Salon and Gallery in Kalamazoo, you might wonder why the woman in that photo on the wall looks so familiar.

“My face is in a lot of them, so I think people will put two and two together,” says collage artist Eana Apple Agopian.

She works as a front desk manager and receptionist at the salon and has her art collages hanging on the walls, some of which have photos of her in them. Agopian’s art is similar to Victorian paper collages.

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