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10:41 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Comstock Township Approves Enbridge Dredge Pad Location

Comstock Township planning commissioners listen during a presentation by Enbridge Energy officials at a meeting Feb. 17.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Enbridge Energy can go ahead with dredging operations at Morrow Lake this spring.

Last night the Comstock Township Planning Commission granted them a permit to dredge at the Benteler Automotive property between Michigan State Highway Ninety-Six and Interstate 94 near Thirty-Third Street. Enbridge is under order from the Environmental Protection Agency to remove oil that’s settled at the river bottom.

It’s part of the cleanup from the massive Enbridge pipeline spill near Marshall in 2010.

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Environmental Justice
9:13 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Activist Seeks Environmental Justice for Minorities and Poor

Kalamazoo protesters calling for clean up of Allied Paper Landfill - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Peggy Shepard

The founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice based in New York will speak this week at Western Michigan University. 

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Poetry
4:18 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

One Oar: A Journey with Alzheimer's

Kalamazoo poet Marie Bahlke reading from One Oar in the WMUK studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear the full interview with poet Marie Bahlke

Kalamazoo resident Marie Bahlke started writing poetry in her 70s and she just celebrated her 94th 

birthday. Her book One Oar follows her husband's life from the time he was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease until Bahlke is left a widow.

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Arts & More
3:47 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Neo-Soul Singer Yolonda Lavender Seeks To Color The World With More Than Music

Credit Courtesy of the Artist

As colorful and fragrant as her name, Yolonda Lavender's music background is influenced by everything from gospel to hip hop.

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Theatre
4:26 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

See Theater in 10 Minutes at the Lake Effect Fringe Festival

Alistair J Watt and Beth Schaub in rehearsal for the play "Remember Me." They are performing this weekend as part of the Lake Effect Fringe Festival
Credit Erin Williams

Do you love theater, but find that your attention span wanes about ten minutes in to the first act? Then Stark Turn Players has got the solution for you. 

The group will present a selection of ten-minute plays this weekend as part of the second annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival in Grand Rapids. The plays being presented are all finalists from the company's annual playwriting contest held last fall.

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