Gordon Evans

News Reporter/Producer

WMUK's Morning Edition anchor, Gordon Evans is also an accomplished reporter and interviewer. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he came to WMUK from WAAM in Ann Arbor.

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Julian Bond
7:32 am
Wed January 29, 2014

WSW: Civil rights icon Julian Bond

Julian Bond (left) and Martin Luther King Jr. casting ballots for Bond in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Julian Bond

Long-time civil rights activist Julian Bond will speak at Albion College on Thursday. 

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6:53 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Battle Creek to host professional golf tournament

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LPGA Symetra Tour event to be held in June
A little too frigid outside these days to be thinking about pars, birdies, tees, fairways and greens? Well, on Tuesday inside FireKeepers Casino Hotel, warm thoughts abounded about a professional golf tour event that will be taking place for the first time locally - at Battle Creek Country Club in early June.
6:45 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Michigan lawmakers react to State of the Union Address

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Representative Fred Upton encouraged by discussion of tax reform and immigration. Congressman Justin Amash says President offers the same solutions that aren't working
President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union speech touched mostly on the economy, as well as the environment, U.S. military presence abroad and the Affordable Care Act. Obama laid out how he wants to help straighten the middle class in the U.S. Republicans agreed with the sentiment, but not the programs Obama proposed.
6:27 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Kellogg Foundation adds $40-million to preserve DIA art and Detroit pensions

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Battle Creek foundation joins nine others in pledging support to Detroit
With the gift, Kellogg joins joins nine other national and local foundations that previously seeded the fund with $330 million in pledges. It's all part of the so-called grand bargain to protect the Detroit Institute of Arts and city wokers' pensions from being affected by Detroit's bankruptcy.
2:24 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Report finds most low-income children in Michigan don't read proficiently

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Report found Michigan is one of just six states that did not make progress over the last decade
Lansing Eighty-one percent of Michigans low-income 4th graders and 69 percent of all students are not reading proficiently, according to the Kids Count report issued Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Officials with the foundation say proficiency is a key predictor of a students educational and economic success.

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