Midday West Michigan

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  MiBiz senior writer, Mark Sanchez, discusses Michigan lawmakers continuing the Switch Communications tax abatement debate. The trend to make health care more efficient through telemedicine and Spectrum Health eyeing a Grand Haven medical campus.      

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The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether courts can step into resolve a dispute between members of a church, or if that’s forbidden by the separation of church and state.

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In October, Grand Rapids officials sat down with civic-minded software developers and programmers to team up on ideas that use city data for community benefit.

The Friendly Code panel event included discussion on the city’s 311 services and a presentation by mayor-elect Rosalynn Bliss.

Allen Clark is a brigade captain at Friendly Code – the Grand Rapids chapter of Code for America. He says you don’t need to be a code ninja, or even a novice to get involved.

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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.    

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