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12:33 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Fretwork to present Elizabethan age concert

Fretwork
Credit fretwork.co.uk

The viol ensemble Fretwork, on a rare tour to the Midwest, is celebrating the music of John Dowland, songwriter, lutenist, and one of the the greatest composers of the Elizabethan age. 

Founding member Richard Boothby tells Cara Lieurance about the composer's personality and his travels and travails across the continent in the 16th century.

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WMU basketball
6:26 am
Fri November 8, 2013

WMU to open men's basketball season this weekend

University Arena
Credit GS Photo/WMU Media Relations

Interview with David Drew - web version

Western Michigan University will open the men's basketball season with three games in Hawaii beginning on Saturday. 

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Culture & Music
9:04 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Native drum helps bring community together

Native American group Southern Straight's performance at the Kalamazoo Public Library in 2009. Southern Straight is an earlier incarnation of Sons of Three Fires.
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

“You’re singing your best. You’re singing your hardest. You’re not being shy or holding back anything because somebody might look at you,” says John Bush of Sons of Three Fires describing what he tries to achieve as a singer.

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History
8:59 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Outlaws, immigrants, a hymn and a big flood - Albion's history

Historian Frank Passic in Albion
Credit Nancy Camden

Like a lot of small towns in Michigan, Albion has seen better economic times. But their local historian Frank Passic champions Albion’s history as well as today’s downtown.

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Torture
7:56 am
Wed November 6, 2013

WestSouthwest: How we view torture in a "post 9/11" world

Code Pink and Witness Against Torture, in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, to protest President Barack Obama's choice of John Brennan to head the CIA.
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with David Forsythe - air version

David Forsythe studies international human rights and American foreign policy. The University of Nebraska Professor Emeritus of Political Science spoke this week at Kalamazoo College. 

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