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Update: Bill Ayers was interviewed on March 19th. WMUK planned to air a longer version of the interview in WestSouthwest. That was preempted for an update on the court over Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. This post has been updated to include the longer version of the interview with Ayers.  

The Associated Press

Federal courts will ultimately decide the fate of the amendment to Michigan's Constitution banning same-sex marriage. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The City of Portage will go at least a couple of weeks without an acting city manager when Maurice Evans retires April 1. 

Ksenia Poulber

Martha Councell-Vargas, an assistant professor of flute at Western Michigan University, recently released a full-length album of new and overlooked flute music by composers of the northern and southern American hemispheres. 

On WMUK's Let's Hear It, Ms. Councell-Vargas speaks with Cara Lieurance about her passion for flute music of the Americas, the stylistic influences she's incorporated into her playing, and the strong friendships that have arisen throughout her musical journey.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

The new executive director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra arrives May 19th. The symphony announced Tuesday that it's hired Peter Gistelinck for the job after a search that lasted six months. Gistelinck is currently the executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He replaces former KSO executive director Jennifer Barlament who left last year to become general manager of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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