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1:43 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Compost tea provides natural alternative to lawn fertilizer

Flowerfield Enterprises' truck they use to spread compost tea
Credit Nancy Camden

It’s officially spring and while some people are starting to think about fertilizing their lawn, others are using compost tea. 

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Brooke Gladstone
9:14 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Brooke Gladstone "On the Media" in Kalamazoo

One of Brooke Gladstone's Avatars from her book
Credit W.W. Norton & Company

Brooke Gladstone says the title of her book The Influencing Machine really means the opposite of what she’s saying. The host of the NPR program On the Media says people think of the media as something that influences them, but she says the media really does its best to appeal to its audience rather than to manipulate. Gladstone will speak at Western Michigan University Tuesday night at 7:00 in Knauss Hall.

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Local Music
12:30 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Pianist Jeremy Siskind presents classics, improvisations

Jeremy Siskind
Credit Gerry Szymanski

One of the major young voices in jazz piano, Jeremy Siskind will present a solo faculty recital tonight at Western Michigan University which combines inspired pairings of works by composers from Rachmaninoff to Dizzy Gillespie in the first half.  

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WMUK News
8:11 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Upton: immigration reform this summer

Immigration reform rally in Miami, Jan. 2013
Credit Alan Diaz / AP Photo

A bi-partisan group of senators in Washington called the “Gang of Eight” is expected to unveil an immigration reform plan early next month. Immigrant advocates hope it will include a “pathway to citizenship” for many of those in the country without documents. Some of those advocates rallied outside the Kalamazoo office of Congressman Fred Upton (R-Saint Joseph) on Good Friday.

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Local Music
4:43 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

A new season unveiled by Kalamazoo Symphony maestro Harvey

Raymond Harvey
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

The new season of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra was announced this week. Music director Raymond Harvey chose a personal favorite, Rachmaninoff's second symphony, to start his fifteenth year as maestro of the KSO. 

He shares his admiration for the season's guest artists, violinist Midori and pianist Leon Fleisher, and looks forward to helming a semi-staged production of Verdi's opera Otello

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