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Metro Detroit talks mass transit, but so far, more talk than action


May 17, 2013 | WGVU  

In December, when the legislature passed the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for Southeast Michigan, most people thought the struggle to improve mass transit was over. 

But Detroit remains the last metro area without a regional bus and train system. And the RTA is only the legal document that allows plans to be drawn up.  The RTA has no money, and lacks public support to spend money. 

Today and tomorrow, the University of Detroit is holding a workshop for people trying to create a social movement toward transit.  Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus caught up with one of the organizers, Kevin McClogan, for a chat.



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  March 6, 2015  |  WGVU  Three new movies opening in west Michigan theaters, including Chappie, a science fiction flick, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the raunchy comedy Unfinished Business, plus a new slate of Indie films as well. WGVU breaks it down with Eric Kuiper and Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.   
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Yesterday
New recording mixes a variety of jazz fusion
  March 5, 2015  |  WGVU  Keyboard player Marc Carey has released Rhodes Ahead Volume Two, a album of jazz fusion with elements of drum and bass, funk, house music and hip hop.    
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Tuesday
Gifts for the Greater Good: Philanthropy in West Michigan
  March 3, 2015  |  WGVU  WMCAT, the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. WMCAT provides job training for unemployed and underemployed adults. It’s also a place where high school students can develop their creativity with access to the latest equipment and learning from skilled area professionals.   
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Monday
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  March 2, 2015  |  WGVU  Copa Village explores Brazilian Bossa Nova while Ernestine Anderson Swings The Penthouse showcases straight ahead standards.   
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Friday
Russell Malone releases new CD Love Looks Good On You
  February 27, 2015  |  WGVU  Russell Malone is one of the finest jazz guitarists on the scene today, with a long resume of recordings and performances. Malone has a new CD out Love Looks Good On You from the High Note label. WGVU has a preview.   
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