Levin to retire
7:02 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan Senior U.S. Senator Carl Levin won't seek re-election next year

Senator Carl Levin
Credit U.S. Senate website

U.S Senator Carl Levin says he won't run for re-election next year. The Democrat was first elected to the Senate in 1978. 

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Road funding
12:58 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan Senate adjourns without putting sales tax proposal on ballot

Credit WMUK

The state Senate has adjourned without putting a proposed sales tax increase on the ballot to pay for improving Michigan's roads. 

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10:57 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful: Disney finally made it over the rainbow

Hear the movie review

Dorothy had it easy: It only took one cyclone ride to whisk her away to the land of Oz. By comparison, Walt Disney Studios has had a much tougher time getting its act on the yellow brick road.

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History & Film
10:53 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Why we watch movies about historical events

An interview with WMU professor of communication, Steve Lipkin

Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln and Ben Affleck’s Argo both did well at the box office and the Oscars. But why were these historical films so popular?

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10:49 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Flaming meteors and comets, oh my!

Meteorite explodes over Russia in February
Credit AP Photo / Nasha Gazeta

Shortly after a large meteorite exploded over Russia last month, some people started thinking about a much larger event millions of years ago. Scientists believe that a massive meteorite impact probably doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. That makes many wonder if we could be next.  

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