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Jazz musician Anat Cohen is coming to Grand Rapids to perform on Thursday, December 10th, at 7:30pm.   WGVU talks with Cohen about the concert with her quartet and her new album "Luminosa" in this feature report. 

The power of Giving Tuesday. To better understand its genesis and societal value WGVU’s Patrick Center sits down with Diana Sieger, President of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

The Federal Reserve is targeting mid-December as a possible time for raising interest rates. How will rates impact local businesses including the office furniture industry? Also, a new report indicates Michigan's craft beer industry provides a $1.85 billion lift to the state's economy.  

Michigan is celebrating adoptions this week. The annual event is held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving when courtrooms across the state finalize adoptions. WGVU talks with Michigan Supreme Court Justice, David J. Viviano, about the importance of meeting the needs of the state's Foster Care children.    

Movie Talk

Nov 20, 2015

Celebration Cinema's Ron VanTimmeren previews "Mockingjay Part 2," "The Secret in Their Eyes," "The Night Before," "Spotlight," and "The Met Opera Live: Lulu."

 Governor Rick Snyder was the first governor in the nation to speak out on refugees following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut. He may have come to regret it. Because Snyder is now trying to clarify his position vis a vis what a lot of the nation's other Republican governors are saying about refugees and immigration.

Tom Collier releases "Across the Bridge"

Nov 19, 2015
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Tom Collier has been a Seattle music scene mainstay for over 50 years. He's released a new recording called "Across the Bridge" celebrating the Pacific northwest.    

Las Vega-based Switch Communications has plans to purchase the former Steelcase Pyramid located in Gaines Township including a $5 billion build out for its data center. To make it happen, state policy makers will need to pass three pending bills. Also, reaction to Allegan-based Perrigo shareholders rejecting Mylan's hostile takeover bid and what's next for the pharmaceutical maker?

Jazz bass players Friesen and Moore release new album

Nov 16, 2015

David Friesen and Glen Moore are two jazz base players who have been evolving the music for decades. They've teamed up on a new duo album.

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This Veteran’s Day travel with Southwest Michigan’s Talons Out Honor Flight and more than 70 World War II veterans to Washington D.C. visiting the WWII Memorial. For these veterans, it’s an emotional journey revealing haunting, decades old memories with a son or daughter traveling at their side. From the fanfare arrival at Reagan National Airport to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo homecoming, this is for many veterans their final mission, a Mission Accomplished: Talons Out Honor Flight. 

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