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Kristin Hoeberman

Tonight at 7:30 pm on the Live and Interactive! series at Western Michigan University, soloist Amy Porter will present a program of flute works, many of which have personal connections to her either as an area of specialization or as a work dedicated to her by a composer. In a conversation at WMUK with Cara Lieurance and Martha Councell-Vargas, professor of flute at WMU, she describes the two sides of her career: the world-traveled concert soloist, and the supportive "Professor Porter" for her students at the University of Michigan.


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Two organizations serving small businesses join forces for their second "Entrepreneurship Day" to help those looking to open or improve a business. The daylong event, featuring 16 workshops on topics ranging from marketing to financing, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. More than 150 people attended the last time it was held.


Courtesy photo | NBC

Once again, a Western Michigan University grad has made it onto a nationally-televised singing competition. Meagan McNeal, 31, became a contestant on NBC's "The Voice" last Monday when she passed the blind auditions with her twist on The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face." Judge Jennifer Hudson immediately picked her for her team.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University President Edward Montgomery delivered his first “State of the University” address on Friday, October 6. During the university’s annual Fall Academic Convocation.


Dinesh Ramde / AP Photo

These days, the meat and dairy products on your table probably came from a densely packed "factory farm." But former Kalamazoo City commissioner Nicolette Hahn Niman says it wasn't always so.


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