Mayor Pete Buttiegieg Book Signing is February 10th at Century Center

WVPE partners with Liveright Publishing Corporation to announce Mayor Pete Buttiegieg will be signing his new book, "Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for Americas' Future", Sunday February 10th. Tickets for the event are on sale at the Morris Performing Arts Center website. They cost $30 and include a copy of the book. Mayor Pete will have a discussion on stage from 2 to 3pm and will sign books from 3 to 4pm. Click Here for more information and to buy tickets.

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MichMash-January 18: No Fault

As the public gets a glimpse of new car models at the auto show in Detroit, lawmakers in Lansing are grappling with the cost of insuring those cars. As part of the weekly series MichMash Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about the likelihood of a no-fault overhaul in 2019.

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The city of Jackson is considering a new ordinance to protect tenants if their housing is declared unsafe.  

Officials say the city has been taking on the responsibility of finding and even sometimes paying for temporary housing for renters when inspectors declare their regular housing unsafe, in some instances to keep people from becoming homeless.

Kalamazoo is dealing with a rash of water main breaks due to the extremely cold temperatures.

Jeff Chamberlin, Kalamazoo Deputy City Manager, says if the ground around a main freezes, "the earth will actually shift and when that happens we'll get cracks or breaks in water mains occasionally."

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Wisconsin, the Dairy State, may someday be known as the Solar State too. While solar is a boost for some struggling dairy farmers, others fear the fallout from turning their farm community into a solar production site.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park had been shuttered because of the partial government shutdown. But Delta Air Lines paid to keep it open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, faced hours of blistering criticism on Monday from more than 100 lawmakers who questioned her leadership a week after Parliament decisively rejected her plan for leaving the European Union and mounted a failed effort to unseat her through a vote of no confidence.

May struggled to bring new ideas to parliament with just two months to go until the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

"Good will is slipping away, as well as time," said Rupa Huq, a member of parliament from the Labour Party.

Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday honoring the life and work of one of the most dedicated and celebrated leaders of the civil rights movement. It falls on the third Monday of each January to mark King’s birthday, which is January 15. This year, he would have been 90 years old.

A leading Nicaraguan journalist has left the country following a police raid on his newsroom last month.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of the online publication Confidencial, announced on Sunday that he has gone into exile in Costa Rica, citing suppression of independent press under Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

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Poetry Returns To Weekday Mornings With "The Slowdown"

Beginning Monday, January 21, WVPE brings daily poetry back to the airwaves at 9:45 AM weekdays during Morning Edition . The Slowdown encourages audiences to take five minutes out of their busy days to think deeply about the world around them. Hosted by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, the weekday program will be welcomed by poetry readers – and introduce those new to the craft a broader and more diverse perspective than is commonly presented. The tone of the show is reflective, inquisitive...

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