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Michigan health care
8:40 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Gongwer Publisher on plan to expand Medicaid coverage

Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder says he supports expanding Medicaid coverage to 470,000 Michigan residents. The first three years of that expansion will be funded by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act. 

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Local Music
3:38 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Zodiac Trio offers kaleidescope of music

The Zodiac Trio
Credit Zodiac Trio

An interview with the Zodiac Trio

The Zodiac Trio gives a concert of modern works in many styles for clarinet, violin and piano Wednesday night at Western Michigan University.

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SW Michigan
2:45 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Snyder: Medicaid expansion "makes sense"

Gov. Rick Snyder at the "State of the State" address
Credit The Associated Press

Governor Rick Snyder says he wants state lawmakers to approve expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The request is included in the budget Snyder will deliver to the legislature Thursday. The Detroit Free Press reports that about 470-thousand more low-income people would get coverage if lawmakers approve the plan. However the governor is expected to face resistance from some fellow Republicans opposed to “Obamacare”.

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Author
10:49 am
Wed February 6, 2013

'Hold It 'Till It Hurts' by T. Geronimo Johnson

T. Geronimo Johnson
Credit Elizabeth Cowan

Hear the full interview with the author

What do combat trauma, male coming-of-age, family, racial identity and out-of-race adoption have in common? They’re the central themes of Hold It ‘til It Hurts, the debut novel by T-Geronimo Johnson.

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WMUK News
1:46 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Do sustainable college campuses mean a more sustainable society?

Solar panels near WMU's Miller Auditorium
Credit WMUK

Can transforming the nation’s college campuses create a more sustainable society? Former college president Mitchell Thomashow says it can. He’ll bring that message to Western Michigan University during a public presentation Thursday, February 7th. Thomashow says universities and colleges should remake themselves into sustainable institutions to help their communities and their students

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