News

Pages

Torture and terrorism
7:27 am
Mon March 11, 2013

WMU Professor's book argues for torture in "ticking time bomb" cases

File photo of leg shackle at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Credit The Associated Press / Photo reviewed by U.S. Military Officials

Western Michigan University Philosophy Professor Fritz Allhoff says there are many problems with torture, but he says it can be justified in some cases to save lives. That’s the premise of Allhoff’s book Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs and Torture (University of Chicago Press). 

Read more
Local Music
3:23 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Andrew Koehler conducts Kalamazoo Philharmonia's "American Gothic"

Andrew Koehler
Credit andrewkoehlerconductor.com

  

The Kalamazoo Philharmonia will play works of Americans George Chadwick, Samuel Barber, Walter Piston, and George Walker in a program titled "American Gothic" this Saturday. 

Conductor Andrew Koehler describes the character of and frames each work in its place in American music history. He also tells us about the featured soloist, Minghuan Xu, who will appear in the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber.

Read more
Local Music
11:24 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Stulberg finalist Kelly Talim inaugurates Stulberg Artist Series

Kelly Talim
Credit stulberg.org

Seventeen year-old Kelly Talim, a finalist in the 2012 Stulberg International String Competition, will present a solo recital at Kalamazoo College this Sunday. 

She remembers  the competition in Kalamazoo last May as a positive experience, and says while she works hard on technique, it's also important to her that she have "something to say" musically. Her program features works of Robert Schumann, J.S. Bach, and Eugene Ysaye.

Read more
Levin retirement
10:12 am
Fri March 8, 2013

What's next in Michigan politics after Levin's retirement

Senator Carl Levin
Credit U.S. Senate website

U.S. Senator Carl Levin's decision not to seek re-election next year means a wide-open field in next year's election. Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark discusses the political landscape with WMUK's Gordon Evans. 

Read more
Battle Creek Business
9:51 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Battle Creek officials use workforce development as tool for luring business

Property in downtown Battle Creek being marketed by Battle Creek Unlimited
Credit John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer

The city of Battle Creek's efforts to lure new businesses has been aided by a workforce development program. Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman discussed the issue with WMUK's Gordon Evans. 

Read more

Pages