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David Moore October 3, 2012 | WGVU A traveling exhibition on a very famous sunken ship moves to the Public Museum of Grand Rapids next February.
A traveling exhibition on the Titanic moves to Grand Rapids Public Museum next February after a successful run in Southeast Michigan.
But while wrecks like the Edmund Fitzgerald and the Titanic grab most of the headlines, America’s oceans and lakes are the final resting place for countless other doomed vessels, many of them in areas known as underwater preserves.
Today, WGVU’s David Moore chats with John Hanson, Co-chair of the West Michigan Underwater Preserve.
Thursday St. Marys cutting down on germs with futuristic robot Grand Rapids MI August 21, 2014 | WGVU Cleaning patient rooms is entering a new dimension at Mercy Health St. Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids. ListenDownload Parklets sprucing up downtown Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI 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? ListenDownload Guitarist Joshua Breakstone Puts The Cello In Jazz 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… ListenDownload
Monday SE Michigan company recycling poisonous Mercury Ypsilanti MI August 18, 2014 | WGVU Just about everything can be used again these days. Here's one more item to add to the list. ListenDownload Food bank study on hunger "disturbing" Grand Rapids MI August 18, 2014 | AP A new study on hunger is proving to be a real eye-opener. It shows about 493,000 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula turn to the Feeding America West Michigan food bank each year.
Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with Feeding America Communications Specialist Andrew Steiner for details. Steiner calls the situation “disturbing.” ListenDownload Western Michigan Jazz Orchestra returns with Travel Notes August 18, 2014 | WGVU Western Michigan University has a thriving music program with jazz as its strength. The Western Michigan Jazz Orchestra has a fine tradition both on CD and in performance. Their latest recording "Travel Notes" present six epic composition...Here's a preview.. ListenDownload