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11:57 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Inflatable Best Friend: Fuzzed-out, punk garage rock

From left to right: Bassist Austin McQuater, guitarist Tanner Boerman, and drummer Ian Howell
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear from the band

The Kalamazoo band Inflatable Best Friend has just come out with their first album called DMT Bike Ride. Guitarist Tanner Boerman, drummer Ian Howell, and bassist Austin McQuater say the band has come a long way from when they started it in high school. 

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Theatre
11:36 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Musical follows the downfall of Jackie Kennedy's relatives

Credit The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Hear a preview of the musical

Jackie Kennedy Onassis is one of the most iconic first ladies in history. She was born into a wealthy family and continued to live a life a luxury even after John F. Kennedy’s death. But the lives of her aunt and first cousin turned out very differently.

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State of State Address
9:50 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Representatives Nesbitt, Segal react to State of State Address

State Capitol
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder delivered his State of the State address Wednesday night at the state Capitol in Lansing. Republican Representative Aric Nesbitt of Lawton and Democratic Representative Kate Segal of Battle Creek reacted to the speech Thursday morning. 

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Michigan Legislature
9:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Rep. O'Brien hopes for road funding plan in "State of State" address

Margaret O'Brien
Credit Michigan House website

State Representative Margaret O’Brien of Portage is beginning her second term in the Legislature. She spoke with WMUK’s Gordon Evans about end of the last session, and looked ahead to the next two years in office. 

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Portage Superintendent
10:48 am
Tue January 15, 2013

MLive Kalamazoo reporter Julie Mack on Portage Superintendent resignation

Julie Mack - file photo

The Portage School Board has accepted the resignation of Superintendent Ric Perry a month after he was suspended for an “inappropriate relationship” with a district employee and ten days before a due process hearing had been scheduled over possibly terminating Perry’s contract. MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Julie Mack says the two sides will now move to arbitration.

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