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November 22, 2013 | WGVU   Ron Van Timmeren from Celebration Cinema previews "Catching Fire", "Delivery Man", "Dallas Buyers Club" and "The Christmas Candle."
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Yesterday
Preparing for tax day-in August
Undated  August 27, 2014  |  WGVU  As summer progresses, most of us are doing anything but looking to next spring. But in one way, it’s not a bad idea to think forward. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, a conversation with Luis Garcia of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service regional office in Detroit.   
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Tuesday
11 way partnership means more access to clinical trials for West Michigan
Grand Rapids MI  August 26, 2014  |  WGVU  Cancer patients throughout West Michigan will now have greater access to new and unique clinical trials. Eleven health systems are partnering in the effort. Today on Midday, we talk with Dr. Gil Padula, Principal Investigator of the Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan   
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Innovation Talk
  August 26, 2014  |  WGVU  Keeping one step ahead is the vision of leadership and teamwork in the church and industry.   
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Friday
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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