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Grand Valley State to Launch Concerts in National Parks [VIDEO]

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of its Music in Our Parks project. Two years in planning, the ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will then perform the pieces, April 29-May 4.

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Michael Krinke, ThinkStock
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West Michigan schools make list of Michigan’s “most challenging high schools”

Several West Michigan high schools ranked very well on the Washington Post list of "most challenging high schools".

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Trivia Fun with Friday 5 The Hard Way

Every Friday morning, we play Friday 5 The Hard Way on "Andy in the Morning."  Five trivia questions that a listener must get correct to win the prizes.

Here are the questions and answers from today's show.

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Music Video Contest Rocks to Help Tune Teens Away From Distracted Driving [Video]

Music is a powerful tool when it comes to spreading the world about distracted driving.

At least that's the push with GEICO’s Distracted Driving Music Video Contest.

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Michigan State Geographic Bee at Western Michigan University on April 4

For the seventh straight year, Western Michigan University will host the Michigan State Geographic Bee.

Students will compete for the opportunity to travel to the National Geographic Bee in Washington D.C.

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The Atlantic Calls Western Michigan University’s Education Degree ‘Waste of Money’

The Atlantic magazine has published a report of the college degrees with the best and worst values in the country.

Western Michigan University's undergraduate education program for out-of-state students was listed among the worst in the country.

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Walker Charter Academy Principal to be Duct Taped to Basketball Goal Thursday

Walker Charter Academy’s principal will find himself in a sticky situation this Thursday, April 3, when students duct tape him to the school’s basketball poles.

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Summer Camp for Grandparents and Grandchildren at GVSU

We can't wait for the snow to be gone, warmer weather, and, summer vacation.  Do you have summer plans?  I have a great, fun suggestion for all Grandma's and Grandpa's.  Summer Camp for Grandparents and their grandchildren.  It will be a super time to share a college experience at G3 Camp: Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley!

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Harry the Bunny Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday

Harry the Harlequin Bunny was our special guest on Wet Nose Wednesday this morning.

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School Closing Announcements the Fun Way [Video]

I don't think this has hit West Michigan yet, but some school systems around the country are using creative ways to announce a "snow day!"

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Public and Private Art to be Discussed at Public Forum

Community leaders from the worlds of art and law will be having an interesting discussion regarding public art during an event hosted by three organizations.

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Meijer Gardens Welcomes Award Winning Author and Sculptor

As part of The Master Lecture Series, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is welcoming award-winning author Alexandra Fuller and renowned sculptor David Nash.

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