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WGVU’s Midday West Michigan brings you national, state and local news every weekday. On each program you’ll also hear interviews and feature segments from WGVU reporters on a variety of topics relevant to West Michigan. Enjoy special reports on the financial markets, business, innovation, products and services, science, and the environment. Midday is hosted by Patrick Center.
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Guitarist Joshua Breakstone Puts The Cello In Jazz
Scott Vander Werf
August 21, 2014 | WGVU  The guitar trio is a standard configuration in the genres of jazz, blues, rock, folk and country music. Some guitarists prefer the harmonic freedom that lies with the simplicity of guitar, bass and drums. In jazz, there’s been a somewhat secret tradition of adding cello into the mix, going back to recordings of Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Nat Adderly and Wes Montgomery. Modern jazz guitarist Joshua Breakstone released a record this year that prominently features cello in the mix…
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Parklets sprucing up downtown Grand Rapids
David Moore
August 21, 2014 | WGVU  Some downtown Grand Rapids businesses are sporting a new look, at least on the outside. It’s part of an attempt to put more sparkle in the central city. Today,WGVU Midday West Michigan chats with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Panning Manager Tim Kelly on the subject of parklets. What’s a parklet, you may ask?
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Improving economy impacting GRCC enrollment
Patrick Center
August 20, 2014 | WGVU  As Grand Rapids Community College prepares for its students return to fall classes next week, as of today, enrollment is down and that impacts GRCC's bottom line.
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