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October 30, 2013 | WGVU   Meet Mia Tavonatti, CEO of Mia Tavonatti Production Inc, a 2010/2011 Art Prize participant and winner. 

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Healthy Headlines
  December 22, 2014  |  WGVU  Healthy Headlines, every month speaking with guests from the Kent County Health Department on their news. Today talk about the flu rise, new data on drinking and driving, and pet adoptions.   
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The Entrepreneurial Insider
  December 22, 2014  |  WGVU  The Entrepreneurial Insider with guests in studio on behalf of GROW. Today, we talk about financial planning for small businesses.   
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American Legion Support Groups
  December 22, 2014  |  WGVU  Thanks to American Legion Post 208, support groups for Veterans and their families are free and encouraged, especially for those challenged with PTSD and losing family members to suicide. We talk about the groups and the topic.   
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Getting Green
  December 22, 2014  |  WGVU  Getting Green, a monthly spotlight on the topic of green practices and sustainability. Today we discuss the construction outlook with guests from Integrated Architecture and Pioneer Construction.   
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I Have Made a Difference
  December 22, 2014  |  WGVU  The WGVU I Have Made a Difference Awards recognize excellence in our local community, accolades to those who share a commitment to offering everyone an opportunity to make a difference. TMS shares stories of the 2014 recipients, today speaking with Family Promise's Cheryl Schuch, for Individual Achievement.   
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  December 22, 2014  |  WGVU  Guests from YNPN stop by to share their news and happenings, today a look back in 2014 and a look ahead to 2015. What will be the chosen theme and vision?   
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Arena Cross
  December 22, 2014  |  WGVU  The weekend of January 16th, the Van Andel Arena welcomes Arena Cross. Miss Amsoil Arenacross, native Grand Rapidian, Lindsey Schdeltema shares her racing history and tells of plans for the event.   
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Veteran's Corner
  December 19, 2014  |  WGVU  Veterans Corner, putting the spotlight on Veterans happenings in our community. Today, Carrie Roy from the Kent County Veterans Administration joins us.   
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Hudsonville Ice Cream Winter Flavors
  December 19, 2014  |  WGVU  Let's talk about ice cream as Hudsonville Ice Cream celebrates Michigan's winter wonderland with new seasonal releases, including Pure Michigan Winter Campfire. Taste testing in studio with Chef Ray.    
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I See Me Books
  December 19, 2014  |  WGVU  The publisher of I See Me Books personalizes stories. We talk specifically about the My Night Before Christmas campaign with Maia Haag.   
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WGVU Explorers
  December 19, 2014  |  WGVU  We continue our monthly series talking about WGVU Explorers. We have guests in studio who have traveled with the Explorers and we talk planning for 2015 with WGVU GM Michael Walenta.   
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The Story of Cancer
  December 19, 2014  |  WGVU  Weekly TMS focuses on cancer as part of a WETA national initiative leading up to the PBS Ken Burns documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, airing in 2015 This morning we speak with Clifford Kopp, a cancer survivor and member of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Partners of WGVU’s local project, Managing the Journey - Celebrating Life & Hope, include Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, The Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Project at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital , Van Andel Institute, and the American Cancer Society. Local support is provided by Mercy Health serving the cancer treatment needs of West Michigan through the Lacks Cancer Center and Johnson Family Cancer Center. http://cancerfilms.org/    
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Religion 101
  December 19, 2014  |  WGVU  Religion 101, with guests from the Kaufmann Institute, today a seasonal holiday discussion with Dr. Douglas Kindschi and Professor Sheldon Kopperl.   
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The Holiday's Cheer Carolers
  December 18, 2014  |  WGVU  ‘Tis the season to go caroling. TMS hears from the Holiday's Cheer Carolers, part of the 12 days of caroling hitting the streets and organizations of Grand Rapids in partnership with downtowngr.org.   
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Library Lines
  December 18, 2014  |  WGVU  Library Lines, every month catching up with guests from the Grand Rapids Public Library.   
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The Little Scholar Learning Tablet
  December 18, 2014  |  WGVU  School Zone introduces the Little Scholar Learning Tablet for Kids, an educational tablet that offers premium kid tested, teacher approved content. The Verve Pipe's Brian Vander Ark provides the vocals. Brian and guests join us this morning.   
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City Beat
  December 18, 2014  |  WGVU  Our City Beat, where to go and what to do this weekend in West Michigan. Grand Rapids Magazine's Marty Primeau with the rundown.   
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Thankful Thursdays
  December 18, 2014  |  WGVU  It’s our Thankful Thursday segment, we speak today with Katie Kruk, a scholarship recipient.   
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Levels of Knowledge
  December 18, 2014  |  WGVU  We speak with GVSU Art and Design Professor Ed Wong-Ligda, discussing his artistic process and the creation of his painting “Levels of Knowledge,” created to commemorate Grand Valley State University's Anniversary.   
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School Talk
  December 18, 2014  |  WGVU  School Talk, a monthly putting spotlight on local school districts. Today we discuss the Northview District with Mike Paskewicz.   
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Great Lakes Winter Trails Council
  December 18, 2014  |  WGVU  Time to prep for the 2015 ski/snow season. We have with guest with us on behalf of the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council, including Timber Ridge, Priority Health and Einstein Cycles.   
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Design Thinking
  December 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Sustainable Community Voices, every month talking about sustainability with experts in the field. Today, GVSU's John Berry, Director of the Design Thinking Initiative and Past Executive Director and Founder of Design West Michigan talks about the new Design Thinking effort at GVSU and how Design Thinking contributes to creating a sustainable community.   
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The DisArt Festival GR
  December 17, 2014  |  WGVU  We talk about next year's DisArt festival, the inaugural festival held April 10-25th, enlivening the city of Grand Rapids with art exhibitions, a film festival, a fashion show and more, all with an emphasis on disabilities.   
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Interdisciplinary Studies: Lindsay Ellis
  December 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Every month guests join in from the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. We talk today to Lindsay Ellis about the Lake Michigan Writing Project.   
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Van Andel Institute Happenings
  December 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Every month we speak with a scientist or an educator from Van Andel Institute so they can share their expertise with us.   
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Entrepreneur Betsy Simpson
  December 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Entrepreneur Betsy Simpson joins TMS to talk about her latest project, the Enlighten Report and Strengths Unlimited.    
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Senior Concerns
  December 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Senior Concerns, every month sharing conversation on seniors, thanks to the Area on Aging of Western Michigan. Today, we discuss the KC elder abuse coalition with the Kent County Contract Coordinator plus Chris Becker, Chief Assistant KC Prosecutor.   
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Off the Beaten Path
  December 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Off the Beaten Path, monthly inviting DeVos Place's Eddie Tadlock in studio to share what to do, where to go come the next two weeks that often doesn't make the headlines.   
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Sanford House
  December 16, 2014  |  WGVU  The TMS Roving microphone takes you to the Sanford House, West Michigan's only private women's residential and outpatient center for substance abuse addiction, opening soon.    
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Business Buzz
  December 16, 2014  |  WGVU  Business Buzz, monthly speaking what's happening in the business community with Gemini Publication's Carole Valade.   
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Geography and Planning
  December 16, 2014  |  WGVU  We talk about the study of Geography and the study of Planning with GVSU students and Assistant Professor Dr. Patricia Houser.   
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Degage Ministries
  December 16, 2014  |  WGVU  Degage Ministries Christmas Store offers dignity this holiday season, with patrons having the chance to purchase affordable gifts for loved ones. We discuss with those involved.   
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The Dogs of Christmas
  December 16, 2014  |  WGVU  Grand Rapids native W. Bruce Cameron returns to TMS to tell us about his latest book, ‘The Dogs of Christmas.’   
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