Arts & More

Arts & More airs Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:50 a.m., 11:50 a.m., and 4:20 p.m., and Saturdays after "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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Arts & More
12:16 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Hacker Gals: A How-To Collective For Women

From left to right: Hacker Gals Sydney Davis, Jessica Maronto, and Stacy Burdette
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hacker Gals is an organization where women can learn everything from how to cook a quick, healthy recipe to how to create an app for their business. 

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Local Music
3:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Cape Breton Fiddler Andrea Beaton To Play In Richland

Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton
Credit andreabeaton.com

Andrea Beaton grew up on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Beaton family, like the Rankins and the MacMasters, came to the attention of folk music enthusiasts in the 1960s and 70s through field recordings of house parties and dances. The main purpose of the music was social. It was something that knit together the small coal-mining communities.

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Arts & More
2:25 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Spelling Bees Aren't Just For Kids Anymore

2013's Great Grown Up Spelling Bee
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

Spelling bees used to be about nervous kids in their Sunday best, dusting off words no longer a part of common speech. But Wednesday night you can experience a very different kind of bee. This one isn’t for kids and it’s all about the fun.

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Local Music
3:50 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Bela Fleck And Brooklyn Rider In Fontana Series Saturday

Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider
Credit http://www.opus3artists.com/artists/b%C3%A9la-fleck

Béla Fleck has single-handedly turned the banjo into a virtuoso solo instrument that can comfortably play with jazz combos, African trios, string quartets and orchestras. In 2010 upon completing his first concerto for banjo, The Imposter, he followed up with a companion piece for banjo and string quartet, Night Flight Over Water, which he recorded with the adventurous string quartet, Brooklyn Rider.

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Farming
12:58 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Hedge Rows Shield Crops, Help Get Rid Of Pests

The hedge rows on Pleasant Hill Farm
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Sometimes when driving the back roads of Southwest Michigan, you still see lines of trees or bushes dividing the fields or marching along the borders. Years ago, farmers planted hedge rows not just to mark the boundaries of their land, but also as wind breaks to protect their crops. It was also a shady place to pause when plowing with a team of horses. 

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