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Local Music
2:23 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

KSO's Raymond Harvey magnifies Sibelius, Britten

Maestro Raymond Harvey
Credit C Lieurance

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra music director Raymond Harvey recently offered thoughts on two major works that the KSO will perform on its February 28th Symphonic Series program

At the piano in WMUK's Takeda studio, the maestro details each composer's unique 'bag of tricks' that facilitate the expression of their respective musical visions. 

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Monarch Butterflies
8:15 am
Wed February 26, 2014

WSW: The Path of the Monarch Butterfly

Cluster of monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz, California
Credit Brocken Inaglory, Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Stephen Malcolm

Western Michigan University Biological Sciences Professor Stephen Malcolm says the population of the monarch butterfly in North America has dropped over the last 20 years. 

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Learning Network
7:12 am
Wed February 26, 2014

WSW: A Culture of Learning

Kalamazoo school bus - file photo
Credit WMUK

 

WestSouthwest with the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo

The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo was launched in 2011 as a collaborative effort to get every child in Kalamazoo County ready for school, college and beyond. 

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Local Music
7:13 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on George Walker, first African-American to win Pulitzer in music

Jon Boyd
Credit Jon Boyd

 Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life and music of George Walker, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer prize in music, and the composer of over 90 published works.

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SW Michigan
2:11 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

New interim police chief in BC

Interim Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker
Credit City of Battle Creek

The City of Battle Creek has a new interim police chief. The city announced Tuesday that Detective Jim Blocker will take over the department following former chief Jackie Hampton's retirement last month. Deputy Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Saylor has initially been picked to replace Hampton while the search for a permanent chief was underway way. But Saylor and city officials later agreed that he should step aside because he was considering jobs in other cities.

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