Astronomy Events
3:26 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Watch or listen to the Geminid meteor shower Thursday and Friday night

A Geminid meteor shower

Kalamazoo Astronomical Society members Richard Bell and Mike Sinclair talk about the Geminid meteor shower

The meteor shower will peak on the nights of December 13th and 14th. Kalamazoo Astronomical Society President Richard Bell says the best time to start looking would be around 10pm until dawn. 

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Right to Work and Economy
10:38 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Upjohn Institute economist on right to work laws

Tim Bartik
Credit Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Interview with Tim Bartik

So-called “right to work” legislation is now on the fast track in the Michigan legislature. Governor Snyder says the state needs what is being called the “Workplace Fairness and Equality Act” to boost Michigan’s economic recovery. But Upjohn Employment Institute Senior Economist Tim Bartik says the research on “right to work” laws is inconclusive. He recently spoke with WMUK’s Gordon Evans.

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Right to Work
10:24 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Gongwer editor on Right to Work bills

Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Legislation moved in both the Michigan House and Senate Thursday to make Michigan a “right to work” state after Governor Snyder stated his support for the bills. Gongwer News Service Editor John Lindstrom told WMUK’s Gordon Evans that Snyder, who is a lawyer, laid out a legal case for supporting “right to work” legislation after saying such a law wasn’t on his agenda.Lindstrom says Snyder cited Indiana becoming a “right to work” state, and the competition between the states for jobs.

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Education and Government
3:02 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Right to Works bills move ahead quickly in Lansing

Gov. Rick Snyder and GOP officials at Thursday's

Andy Robins reports on Thursday's "right to work" announcement

Work on so-called “Right to Work” legislation is moving ahead quickly in Lansing. Thursday morning, Governor Rick Snyder endorsed the plan that would prevent unions from requiring that all workers in an organized workplace join that union. But that ban would not apply to unionized police and fire departments.

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Fine Art
12:18 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Photography artists Fran Dwight and Brian Powers tag-team in Kalamazoo Photo Works

Kalamazoo Photo Works

A story about the artists of Kalamazoo Photo Works

December's Kalamazoo Art Hop is a little larger than usual, with a total of 63 stops. Two of those stops feature works by photographers Brian Powers and Fran Dwight. Powers and Dwight work as independent artists, but also work together as part of Kalamazoo Photo Works.

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