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Changing the way Michigan elects the President of the United States?


Rep. Brandon Dillon, (D) Grand Rapids

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Patrick Center
December 20, 2012 | WGVU  State Rep. Brandon Dillon, (D) Grand Rapids, explains how a new Michigan Electorla College format would change the political landscape.

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Yesterday
Telephone lottery scam costs victims big bucks
Grand Rapids MI  August 22, 2014  |  WGVU  There’s a new telephone scam out there -which can cost you thousands of dollars. It involves notification that you’ve won an international lottery and progresses from there. Today, WGVU Midday West Michigan talks with Phil Catlett, president of the Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan   
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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, When The Game Stands Tall, and What If open in theaters today.
  August 22, 2014  |  WGVU  Five new movies are in theaters today, including action thriller Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, sports drama When The Game Stands Tall, What If, a romantic comedy...If I Stay, a teen drama and IMAX doc Island of Lemurs...Ron VanTimmeran sits down with WGVU for our weekly movie talk.   
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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.   
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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?   
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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…   
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Wednesday
Museum school promises immersion experience for GRPS students
Grand Rapids MI  August 20, 2014  |  AP  There’s a new school in Grand Rapids, with classrooms at the Van Andel Public Museum Center. It’s called, appropriately, the Museum School. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with GRPS Communications Specialist John Helmholt for some details.   
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Improving economy impacting GRCC enrollment
  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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Tuesday
Innovation Talk
  August 19, 2014  |  WGVU  Bringing a company's product portfolio to the market.   
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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.   
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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.”   
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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..   
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