Western Michigan University Professor Alan Rea says businesses are in a cybersecurity “arms race.” He says there’s more electronic information, and people are constantly online make it easier for attackers. 

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Western Michigan University says the number of students applying to attend the school is up from this time last year. The enrollment office says applications from would-be in-state undergrads have risen about 20 percent; out-of-state undergrad applications have increased more than 70 percent and transfer student applications are up as well.

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Journalist and author Christian Parenti says what American capitalism needs is a new round of “creative destruction” and investment. He says making those investments in renewable energy would help the economy and mitigate the impact of climate change.

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James W. Russell says supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement said it would create jobs in Mexico and decrease migration to the United States. But the lecturer in Public Policy in Portland State University’s Department of Political Science says history shows that was not likely to be the case.


Oystein Baadsvik emerged from a Norwegian music scene that boasted no small number of low brass players, as it turns out. Community brass bands are a popular activity in Scandinavia, but it is quite rare for a tubist to become a full-time concert artist without relying orchestra work and teaching. Oystein Baadsvik is that rare artist, and he joined Cara Lieurance to talk about his career and the music he'll perform tonight at 7:30 pm, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.