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Governor Snyder has appointed two new trustees to serve on Western Michigan University’s Board of Trustees. Michelle Crumm of Ann Arbor and Ron Hall of Detroit will begin their eight year terms on the board January first. Crumm is from Ann Arbor and is CEO of Present Value LLC. 

Hall is from Detroit and is CEO of two automotive supply companies. Hall earned his bachelor’s degree from WMU.

Crumm and Hall replace Dennis Archer and Larry Tolbert, whose terms on Western’s Board of Trustees expire at the end of the year.

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Governor Snyder is calling for further discussion of renewable energy mandate. The governor delivered his special message on energy and the environment Wednesday at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners.   

Jim Dulzo with the Michigan Land Use Institute told WMUK’s Gordon Evans that he is pleased that he is glad that the governor wants to explore increasing the renewable energy standard. 

But Dulzo says Snyder needs to demonstrate bold leadership on the issue to make Michigan a leader in clean and renewable energy.

Bringing back ancient landscapes

Nov 25, 2012
Joseph MacIntosh clears brush at the Ft. Custer State Recreation area.
Brian Petersen, WMUK

Over the past several hundred years, southwest Michigan’s landscape has changed dramatically. But what did it look like before European colonization?

Swing State Stories: Final Thoughts

Nov 14, 2012
Chris Killian

For the two months before last week’s election, Kalamazoo journalist Chris Killian crossed the nation to ask people what they thought about the issues at stake. His Swing State Stories project included a major article for the Christian Science Monitor and reports for WMUK. Now he reflects on a desire that was expressed in town after town along the way for less partisanship and more cooperation.

Swing State Stories: Michigan

Oct 15, 2012
Chris Killian

We hear a lot about issues in the run up to next month’s presidential election. But the issues that the candidates are talking about aren’t necessarily the ones of most concern to everyday people. Independent journalist Chris Killian of Kalamazoo is in the midst of his Swing State Stories cross-country tour to find out what is on the minds of voters. He stopped recently in the Saugatuck-Douglas area on his way through Michigan.

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