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7:30 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Artist of the Month: Furniture Designer Jake Blok

Jake Blok shows off his techniques. The furniture designer graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design in 2013.
Erin Williams WMUK

At an age when most kids were still trying to make simple cabins out of Lincoln Logs, carpenter and furniture designer Jake Blok was learning how to measure and cut real wood.

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SW Michigan
3:04 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Confronting Racism in West Michigan

Professor john a. powell
Credit Chris McCarus / Michigan Now

The effects of racism are often, but not always, plain to see. But the causes of racism can be a lot harder to pin down.

A recent program in the City of Holland tried to get at those causes, especially the “unconscious” ones, in a non-confrontational way.

Chris McCarus reports for Michigan Now.

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Local Music
12:43 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Executive director Peter Gistelinck positive on KSO's potential

Peter Gistelinck
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

The former executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Peter Gistelinck draws upon a lifetime of musical experience. 

Raised in an intensely musical family, he fostered relationships with musical luminaries such as Michel Legrand, Jessye Norman, and Marvin Hamlisch, and is himself an active composer and arranger. Peter Gistelinck tells Cara Lieurance he's excited to work with KSO music director Raymond Harvey in the seasons leading up to symphony's 100th anniversary in 2021.

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Election 2014
7:38 am
Thu June 5, 2014

WestSouthwest June 5, 2014

Credit WMUK

On WestSouthwest, we continue hearing from candidates in the August primary. Today from two men facing each other this summer.   

WestSouthwest for June 5, 2014

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Election 2014
7:37 am
Thu June 5, 2014

WSW: Sixth Congressional District Republican Candidate Jim Bussler

JIm Bussler
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Jim Bussler

Jim Bussler says he wants to represent Southwest Michigan in the U.S. House, not corporations or special interests. 

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