Saugatuck Dunes State Park along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Photo by John Haberstroh, from Wikimedia Commons
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How The Climate And Human Activity Can Change Wetlands

Western Michigan University Professor Tiffany Schriever and a team of students spend part of their time from spring to fall in the coastal wetlands near Lake Michigan. The Professor of Biological Sciences says they look in the places between dunes along the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan. “That’s about four degrees of latitude and over 500 miles." Schriever says that leads to large variations in the species they find.

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'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' Pays Tribute To A Living Icon

The North American tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical involves a company of 50 performers, musicians and technicians, six of whom are trained to take on all the roles in the production at a moment's notice. These talented chameleons are called "swings," and Kaylee Harwood joined the company in this capacity around a year-and-a-half ago, as did company manager Ryan Lympus . Harwood and Lympus take us behind the scenes of the tour, which stops at Miller Auditorium until Sunday, March 24.

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A new test for Michigan eighth graders is coming in April. Michigan prepares for a recreational marijuana market. The K-Wings get a win on the road. 

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Over the next year and a half, changes are coming to downtown Kalamazoo. But the city, the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership, and Consumers Energy say the central city will remain open for business despite all of the construction. 

Saugatuck Dunes State Park along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Photo by John Haberstroh, from Wikimedia Commons
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Western Michigan University Professor Tiffany Schriever and a team of students spend part of their time from spring to fall in the coastal wetlands near Lake Michigan. The Professor of Biological Sciences says they look in the places between dunes along the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan. “That’s about four degrees of latitude and over 500 miles." Schriever says that leads to large variations in the species they find.


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Western Michigan University Biological Sciences professor Tiffany Schriever says she and a group of students walk the trails down to wetlands from spring to fall. They use nets and water chemistry equipment to test the waters near the Great Lakes coastline.

Schriever will be among the presenters at Western Michigan University’s Spring Convocation on Tuesday, March 26th at the Fetzer Center. She says they have found great diversity in wetlands, even those that are relatively close together.

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It's not everyday you meet a musical group that's been together for 33 years. Even rarer is a group of 33 years' standing that includes all of the original founding members. Ann Elliott-Goldschmid (first violin), Sharon Stanis (second violin) and Joanna Hood (viola) joined Cara Lieurance for a trip down memory lane and a look at their program for March 20 at Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall on the BPI Series. 

Rostislav Dubinsky, the great Russian violinist of the Borodin Quartet who moved to the United States in the early 1980s to teach at Indiana University, was a major early influence. A friend of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich, he shared his insight and musical notes on the composer's intentions. Now based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the members of the Lafayette Quartet say they took their name from the Detroit boulevard of the same name, where they lived soon after forming the group.


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The North American tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical involves a company of 50 performers, musicians and technicians, six of whom are trained to take on all the roles in the production at a moment's notice. These talented chameleons are called "swings," and Kaylee Harwood joined the company in this capacity around a year-and-a-half ago, as did company manager Ryan Lympus. Harwood and Lympus take us behind the scenes of the tour, which stops at Miller Auditorium until Sunday, March 24.   


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Albion’s former City Manager faces embezzlement charges, a day after her resignation was accepted. A Kalamazoo Central High School student is arrested for bringing a gun to school. The state House approves bills designed to improve transparency

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The Kalamazoo County Board has denied a Freedom of Information Act appeal that could have revealed the names of witnesses in an ongoing investigation of the Treasurer’s office.

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As Kalamazoo County’s identification program approaches its first birthday, 1755 people have signed up for a card - a total far ahead of what the ID Advisory Board had anticipated, says Chair Francisco Villegas.

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It's that time of year, time when outdoor farmers markets reopen, when you may be asked to send a dish to your child's end-of-school year celebration, when you might have to volunteer at your service group's or house of worship's spaghetti dinner fundraiser or the like. Or, maybe it's your turn to make Easter dinner for the relatives. Whatever the reason you find yourself making loads of food for others, do you know how to prepare it safely? A class is planned Thursday for everyday citizens and civic groups to learn.


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