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  West Michigan's craft beer industry continued expansion and Priority Health analysis an indicator of how wellness plans lead to cost savings.

X-Men: Apocalypse leads Memorial holiday theaters

May 27, 2016
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X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters this Memorial Weekend, along with Alice Through the Looking Glass, A Bigger Splash, and Love and Friendship.  WGVU talks with Jenny Garone from Celebration Cinema about the films.

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Today we wrap up our series featuring the four sections of the Grand Rapids Art Museums new exhibition: The Collection in Context. We’ve explored Faith and its Symbols, Representing Women and The Evolving Landscape. GRAM Chief Curator, Ron Platt, is our guide. Our final stop on the tour: Nature-based Abstraction.   

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The Grand Rapids Art Museum opened a new exhibit this weekend called The Collection in Context. The exhibition is organized in four sections. Monday we walked through the Faith and Symbols section with GRAM Chief Curator, Ron Platt, and joined him again yesterday for a tour of Representing Women. Today, we take a look at The Evolving Landscape.    

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Grand Rapids officials are laying the groundwork for a larger, multi-modal transportation future. Part of that work involves extending available mass transit options. 

Grand Rapids mobility manager Josh Naramore tells WGVU more about a proposed free Silver Line pilot program, and how that fits into city transportation goals.

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The Grand Rapids Art Museum has opened a new exhibit called The Collection in Context organized into four section: Faith and its Symbols, Representing Women, The Evolving Landscape and Nature-based Abstraction.

Ron Platt is Grand Rapids Art Museum Chief Curator taking us on the tour. Today we explore Representing Women.

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 The Grand Rapids Art Museum has opened a new exhibit called The Collection in Context. It's arranged into four categories: Faith and its Symbols, Representing Women, The Evolving Landscape and Nature-based Abstraction.

We caught up with Dana Friis-Hansen, GRAM Director and CEO, and Ron Platt, GRAM Chief Curator, taking us on a tour. Today, a peek at the juxtaposition of works in the Faith and its Symbols section.

Energy Corridor looks at economic society through poetry

May 19, 2016
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“Energy Corridor” is the latest book of poetry from Glenn Shaheen, winner of Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and runner up for the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.  He is also the author of “Unchecked Savagery” a chapbook of flash fiction. 

“Energy Corridor” is a journey through the economic and psychological terrain of the United States using the city of Houston, Texas, as the focal point of the poems.

I had an opportunity to talk to Glenn in the WGVU studios and he read the poem “Coat” from “Energy Corridor”…

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  Specialty drugs are adding to employer health care bills. MiBiz senior writer, Mark Sanchez, asks if this is increasing costs or creating high value?    

The New Mediterranean Jewish Table
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The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern World is a new cookbook by Joyce Goldstein that explores the rich traditions of food going back centuries.  Goldstein was the chef-owner of Square One in San Francisco in the 1980s and was a part of the California movement that fostered the farm-to-table food philosophy.  Since 1996 she has been a prolific author, having written over 25 books on a variety of food topics.  Now she has written a book that reveals the wide and vibrant world of Jewish traditions throughout the Mediterranean countries, filled with recipes that

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