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Free Museum Admission To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Ford Presidency

 

This weekend marks 40 years since Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States.

He took over the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

To commemorate this event, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be free to the public this Saturday, August 9. 

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Wee Difference: SAF Executive Director Michele Suchovsky [Audio]

This month's Wee Difference charity is the Grand Rapids Student Achievement Foundation (SAF). Executive Director Michele Suchovsky joined the Jojo Show this week to discuss what the fund does, who it impacts and how you can help.

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Skunks In The City, Part Two [Audio]

Last month, I talked about an article concerning a skunk invasion in Grand Rapids.

Ever since then, listeners and skunks themselves have reminded me how wrong I was to question the overwhelming population of skunks who have moved into the city, probably for the craft beer.

Today, the author of the article (and molecular scientist) Christopher Kemp joined the Jojo Show to talk rodents, why they're here and how to possibly get rid of them.

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‘Left Behind:’ Will Nic Cage Survive The Rapture? [Video]

HBO's 'The Leftovers' has the whole Biblical rapture thing down pat, and now it's time for Nic Cage to get in on the action. The full-length 'Left Behind' trailer is here to show a world in which a chunk of the population mysteriously vanishes, including the pilots flying Nic Cage's plane!

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Calvin College Makes Most Sober List

While a few different Michigan schools made a list of Top 100 Party Schools this week, one school in West Michigan has landed on the opposite side of that coin.

Calvin College has been named the No. 4 Most Sober college in the United States by The Princeton Review.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Release Date Moved Up to Avoid Marvel’s ‘Captain America 3′

With 'Batman vs. Superman' going up against 'Captain America 3' on the same date (May 6, 2016), you knew one of them would have to move, and now one of them has. After seeing what Marvel was able to do with 'Guardians of the Galaxy' this past weekend (over $94 million), Warner

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Hillary Clinton Makes Surprising ‘Colbert Report’ Appearance [Video]

Stephen Colbert takes issues with a lot of things on 'The Colbert Report' -- old people making new friends, the Second Amendment, and graphics that aren't blatantly American enough. The funnyman is also permanently on edge when it comes to the possibility that Hillary Clinton will run for president and her constant name-dropping, especially as it litters her new book, 'Hard Choices.' It's just egregious! How can she possibly have so many friends? And when does she find the time to hang out with all of them?

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One Last Conversation With Marilyn Burns, the Late Star of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’

Marilyn Burns, best known for playing the role of Sally in Tobe Hooper's horror classic 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,' passed away in her home yesterday. She was 65. The best way to honor her memory is to share my interview with her, the last she ever participated in. Portions of this conversation will appear in our larger article on the anniversary of 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' (which is coming soon), but this format better shows off her wit and graciousness. It's a peek into the memories of a woman who was a key player in not just horror history, but movie history.

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Today Is National Root Beer Float Day!

Today is National Root Beer Float Day.

Who knew? I didn't, but I'm not surprised.

If you look hard enough, EVERY day is a National Day of Something.

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Election Results – August 5, 2014

Tuesday was primary election day in Michigan.

West Michigan voters decided on candidates for state House and Senate, Congress, judges, county commission, and multiple proposals.

Results are in.

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Tanya Klunder of Wyoming Wins Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest

Congratulations to Tanya Klunder, of Wyoming!

She is the winner of WFGR's Take Me Out to the Ballgame contest!

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Crash Shuts Down Southbound 131 In Wyoming

UPDATE (12:55 PM): Southbound US131 at 36th is now open.

UPDATE (11:15 AM): Northbound US-131 after 44th Street now has all lanes open. Southbound US-131 remains closed at 36th Street.

ORIGINAL STORY: Southbound US-131 is currently closed due to a serious crash just south of 36th Street.

Michigan State Police have confirmed that the crash involved a wrong-way driver.

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