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5:58 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

A conservative tackles climate change

Smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station in Montana
Credit Matthew Brown / AP Photo

Former congressman Bob Inglis says we’re approaching the issue of climate change the wrong way. The South Carolina Republican says global warming is real but adds that more government regulation isn’t the answer. Inglis, who is now the executive director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, speaks Tuesday, September 24th, at 7 p.m. at Western Michigan University. His public presentation in Sangren Hall is sponsored by WMU’s Department of Political Science, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Lee Honors College.

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WMUK News
4:31 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Confronting privilege, race and gender

Cover of Allan G. Johnson's book
Credit Allan G. Johnson

Author Allan Johnson says says privilege is at the heart of the nation’s problems with race and gender. Johnson, who is the author of Privilege, Power and Difference, will give a public presentation on “Unraveling the Knot of Race” on Thursday, September 19th, at 5:30 p.m.

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WMUK News
2:49 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Finding ways to fight food insecurity

Volunteer at a community garden in Flint
Credit Michigan Municipal League / Flickr

Nearly two of every three people in Michigan suffer from “food insecurity”. A University of Michigan researcher says there are several reasons for that. Dorceta Taylor is a professor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. She’s among those involved in a federal study of food insecurity around the state.

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Tea Party
10:27 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Bridge Magazine looks at the Tea Party's influence in Michigan

Tea Party Alliance members Gene Clem (right) and Sharon Lollio in photo from Bridge Magazine story
Credit Pat Schellenbarger, Bridge Magazine

Interview with Pat Schellenbarger

Bridge Magazine contribute Pat Schellenbarger says the Tea Party is better at blocking things they're opposed to rather than getting something passed. 

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Online sales tax
9:07 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Internet sales tax bill clears state House Committee

File photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Alethia Kasben

So-called "Main Street Fairness" bills face an uncertain future in the full House. 

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