February 3, 2014 | WGVU Michigan Now's Chris McCarus tells us about demolition plans for Detroit's Herman-Kiefer Hospital Complex designed by architect Albert Kahn. ListenDownload
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Yesterday MAREC welcomes new director next month Muskegon MI August 28, 2014 | WGVU Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) is getting a new director. Kevin Ricco takes over from Arn Boezaart September 22. ListenDownload Jazz at Fountain Street Church August 28, 2014 | WGVU When was the last time you heard live jazz played on a real grand piano? How about two concert grand pianos? Fountain Street Church is planning a 3 concert series for the 2014-2015 season. Jazz In The Sanctuary will be hosted by Dr. Robin Connell, one of west Michigan's favorite pianists and vocalists. WGVU sat down with her for this feature interview. ListenDownload
Wednesday 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. ListenDownload Michigan beer industry creating jobs and generating revenue August 27, 2014 | WGVU Michigan cracks Washington-D.C.-based Beer Institute's Jobs Supported by Beer Top 10 list. It says the Michigan's beer industry adds $6 billion to the state's economy. ListenDownload
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