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Men play more sports than women; implications for Title IX


Caroline MacGregor
December 5, 2012 | WGVU   Men are by nature more motivated to compete in sports than women. That’s the conclusion of a study that challenges conventional thinking that indicates the sex difference in sports interest is disappearing and whether it may be a mistake to assume women and men are equally driven when it comes to funding sports programs.

Professor Robert Deaner studied at Duke University and is currently an associate professor with GVSU where he specializes in evolutionary psychology, animal behavior, and neurobiology.  WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor talks with Professor Deaner about the implications of his study.




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Friday
Age Of Adeline and Ex Machina open in theaters
  April 24, 2015  |  WGVU  There are several new movies opening in theaters today including Age of Adeline and Ex Machina, plus two independent features. WGVU breaks it down with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.   
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Thursday
MiBiz with Mark Sanchez
  April 23, 2015  |  WGVU  What Pennock Health Care System joining Spectrum Health means for patients? Also, Priority Health rolls out program offering cash rewards as a way to reduce health care costs.   
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Tuesday
Michigan Proposal 1 debate
  April 21, 2015  |  WGVU  In less than three weeks Michigan voters will decide if Proposal 1’s sales tax increase is the best way to fix the state’s roads and bridges. The sales tax would increase from 6 to 7-percent generating $1.3 billion dollars a year over the next 10 years. It includes raising $300 million in additional public school funding and $95 million in new revenue for local governments. On WGVU’s “West Michigan Week” the pros and cons of Proposal 1 were debated with Paul Mitchell, Chairman of the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals opposes Prop 1, and John LaMacchia, Legislative Associate with the Michigan Municipal League and a supporter from Safe Roads Yes!    
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Django Reinhardt & Family honored in a new recording Koblenz
  April 21, 2015  |  WGVU  A new Gypsy jazz recording from Europe celebrates the tradition of Django Reinhardt and his family. Koblenz by violinist Daniel Weltlinger has just been released in the U.S.   

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