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Great Lakes Policy
9:17 am
Mon November 17, 2014

WSW: Snyder's Re-Election May Drive Great Lakes Policy

Saugatuck Dunes
Credit John Haberstroh/Wikimedia Commons

Governor Rick Snyder's re-election has ramifications for economic and social issues, as well as the Great Lakes. 

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Wolf Hunting
8:29 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Wolf Hunting Science and Politics

Michigan voters rejected two state laws last week to allow a wolf hunt in parts of the Upper Peninsula. But those votes are seen as symbolic. 


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Families in Poverty
4:21 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

WSW: Two Generation Strategy to Help Low Income Families

The Michigan League for Public Policy says financial aid for adults to go back to school would help low income families
Credit WMUK

  

The Michigan League for Public Policy says any effort to help families get out of poverty has to address both parents and children. 

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Local Music
3:50 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Bela Fleck And Brooklyn Rider In Fontana Series Saturday

Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider
Credit http://www.opus3artists.com/artists/b%C3%A9la-fleck

Béla Fleck has single-handedly turned the banjo into a virtuoso solo instrument that can comfortably play with jazz combos, African trios, string quartets and orchestras. In 2010 upon completing his first concerto for banjo, The Imposter, he followed up with a companion piece for banjo and string quartet, Night Flight Over Water, which he recorded with the adventurous string quartet, Brooklyn Rider.

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Farming
12:58 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Hedge Rows Shield Crops, Help Get Rid Of Pests

The hedge rows on Pleasant Hill Farm
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Sometimes when driving the back roads of Southwest Michigan, you still see lines of trees or bushes dividing the fields or marching along the borders. Years ago, farmers planted hedge rows not just to mark the boundaries of their land, but also as wind breaks to protect their crops. It was also a shady place to pause when plowing with a team of horses. 

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