NPR Story
5:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Ebola Virus Takes Center Stage In Washington

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 12:32 pm

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This almost never happens; President Obama has canceled travel plans. He famously holds to his schedule while managing urgent news, but he will stay in Washington, we're told, to oversee the response to Ebola.

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NPR Story
5:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Justice Department's Civil Rights Division To Get Interim Leader

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 12:32 pm

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President Obama has filled a politically sensitive job at the Justice Department.

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When the department examines voter ID laws the job falls to its civil rights division.

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Local Music
7:12 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd On William Grant Still

William Grant Still

WMUK contributor Jon Boyd talks about the life and music of American composer William Grant Still, whose Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American" he ranks as one of his favorite pieces of all time. 

William Grant Still's musical experience ranged from advanced degrees at the Oberlin Conservatory to working as an arranger for W.C. Handy. His pride in his heritage as an African-American showed in the many works he composed which blended blues, jazz, and folk melodies into classical forms. 

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A Closer Look At Sexual Assaults On Campus
6:54 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

A group of professors at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., has slammed the school's new sexual assault policy, saying it gives victims an unfair advantage.
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Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 10:32 am

Just a few months after Harvard University announced a new, tougher policy against campus sexual assault, a group of Harvard law professors is blasting the rules as unfair.

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Around the Nation
5:30 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Children enter a dormitory in the Artesia Family Residential Center in Artesia, N.M, in September. The center has been held up by the Obama administration as an example of the crackdown on illegal crossings from Central America. But civil rights advocates are suing the federal government, saying that lack of access to legal representation turned the center into a "deportation mill."
Juan Carlos LLorca AP

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 6:54 pm

The federal government is opening new family detention centers for newly arrived immigrants in the hope it will speed the process of considering their claims for asylum, but civil rights advocates have challenged this practice of detaining mothers and children who are caught coming into this country illegally.

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Movie Interviews
5:21 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

'Citizenfour' Charts The Early Days Of Snowden's NSA Revelations

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 6:54 pm

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Revelations about a massive system of global surveillance all started with an email.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "CITIZENFOUR")

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Health
5:11 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Ebola Seems To Stay Two Steps Ahead Of Government Response

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 6:54 pm

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Politics
4:23 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

In Increasingly Red Louisiana, Democrat Landrieu Struggles To Hold On

Sen. Mary Landrieu greets candidates Rep. Bill Cassidy (left) and Rob Maness after Tuesday's debate. Most observers don't see how Landrieu can pull enough support to avoid a runoff in the state's open primary.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 8:13 pm

Listening to Sen. Mary Landrieu's opponents, you might think President Obama was up for re-election. Tuesday night in Shreveport, the three candidates faced off in a debate for the first time.

Democrat Landrieu is waging hard-fought battle for re-election in a race that could help decide which party has control of the U.S. Senate. Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy and a Tea Party candidate, Rob Maness, are her main challengers in Louisiana's open primary on Nov. 4.

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Media
4:23 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

HBO GO Available To Non-Cable Subscribers In 2015

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 6:54 pm

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Cable cord-cutters are more than a little excited today about news from HBO.

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Music Reviews
4:23 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Music Review: Lera Lynn's 'The Avenues'

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 6:54 pm

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2:51 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Townships Decide on Bus Service

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Oshtemo Township will include only a few areas in a proposed Kalamazoo County transit authority.
The township board voted Tuesday to opt out precincts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10, comprising roughly the northwestern two-thirds of the township. Precincts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, comprising the east edge and southeast corner of the township, will be included in the CCTA.
Book News & Features
11:05 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

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Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 2:18 pm

The National Book Awards shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition by Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder of Miami Book Fair International and former president of the American Booksellers Association. Read more about each of the finalists below.

7:25 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Kellogg Donates $3-Million to United Way

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The contributions were raised through company and retiree pledges, the Kellogg company match of pledges and fundraisers
Kellogg Co. has given $3 million to the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region's annual fundraising campaign. "Kellogg has a long history of investing in our communities, following the philanthropic example of our founder, W.K. Kellogg," company Chairman and CEO John Bryant said in a statement.
Around the Nation
7:17 am
Wed October 15, 2014

113-Year-Old Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 2:18 pm

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Media
7:17 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 2:18 pm

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6:54 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Republicans, Democrats Work to Make Sure Absentee Ballots Are Cast

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Sophisticated systems are used to track where absentee ballots have been requested
Lansing - The Michigan Republican and Democratic parties are vigorously courting absentee voters this fall as the Nov. 4 election could be decided by which party gets more partisan loyalists to cast ballots. Ballots for voters who can't make it to the polls on Election Day have been arriving in mailboxes across Michigan for the past three weeks.
Research News
6:37 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Study Finds Human Stem Cells May Help To Treat Patients

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For the first time ever, scientists are reporting that human embryonic stem cells may be helping treat patients. In the medical journal The Lancet, researchers describe how the cells seem to help restore eyesight to some blind people.

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6:33 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Republicans and Democrats Make Pitch to Women Voters

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Parties use different messages at events around state
LANSING, MI - What do Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic leaders like Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow have in common? All are appearing at women-focused events around the state this week. Democratic leaders gathered at the Women's Center of Greater Lansing to discuss issues like equal pay and access to reproductive health care.
6:26 am
Wed October 15, 2014

MSU Study Finds Improved Job Market for College Graduates

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Biggest growth is expected in information services
It's not just a good time to be a college graduate looking for a job - it's a great time, preliminary numbers from an annual study show. Hiring is expected to jump 16% for new college graduates in 2014-15, according to findings released this morning from Recruiting Trends, an annual survey of nearly 5,700 companies by Michigan State University economist Phil Gardner.
6:09 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Upton Says House Committee is "Gravely Concerned" About Ebola

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Several witnesses are scheduled to testify at Thursday hearing
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  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee will hold a hearing at noon Thursday on the U.S. public health response to the Ebola outbreak. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, chairs the energy and commerce committee.
Politics
5:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 2:18 pm

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Europe
5:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks, Kerry Meets With Russia's Lavrov

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 2:18 pm

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5:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Football Players In Sayreville, N.J., Charged In Sexual Assault

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 6:45 pm

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Book News & Features
5:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

National Book Award Finalists To Be Announced

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 2:18 pm

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Goats and Soda
9:15 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Ebola Volunteers Are Needed — But Signing On Isn't Easy

A licensed clinician is decontaminated before disrobing at the end of a simulated training session by CDC in Anniston, Ala. Training can take a several weeks, making some employers reluctant to encourage their medical workers to volunteer in the Ebola outbreak.
Brynn Anderson AP

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 7:28 pm

As soon as the Ebola outbreak started to spiral out of control in West Africa, Kwan Kew Lai felt obligated to help.

She's a physician who specializes in infectious disease. And for the last decade, she's dedicated herself to volunteering for international health emergencies. She works part-time at one of Harvard's teaching hospital just to have that flexibility.

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Local Music
8:44 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

LHI Live: Jazz vocalist Greg Jasperse

Greg Jasperse
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Greg Jasperse has his hands full as a professor of vocal jazz at Western Michigan University, and director of the school's renowned vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company

He's also continuing to perform and arrange for professional vocal groups Vertical Voices and Sixth Wave on both coasts.

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All Tech Considered
6:41 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Microsoft says it's patching a Windows security flaw cited in a report on alleged spying by Russian hackers.
Ted S. Warren AP

A group of hackers, allegedly from Russia, found a fundamental flaw in Microsoft Windows and exploited it to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the United States.

That's according to new research from iSight Partners, a Dallas-based cybersecurity firm.

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Music
5:34 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Ebony Hillbillies To Play Chenery Auditorium

Traditional African American string band The Ebony Hillbillies are one of the last of their genre. The Hillbillies have played alongside names like Pete Seeger, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Bette Midler, and The Temptations.

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Dance
4:32 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Dracula The Ballet Celebrates Bullard School's History

A scene in Terry Bullard's Dracula ballet where the gypsies read tarot cards to shed light on the mystery of Dracula
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

On Sunday, the Kalamazoo Ballet will perform three scenes from Dracula, an original ballet executive director Terry Bullard wrote nearly 20 years ago. You can see excerpts of the ballet Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Bullard School of Dance.

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