Jackson

Courtesy photo / Dr. Matthew Aubin

Dr. Matthew Aubin split last season the Jackson Symphony Orchestra with outgoing director Stephen Osmond. This year, however, it’s all him. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with Aubin about Saturday night’s season-opener at Jackson’s Potter Center, which starts with a toe-tapper by Leonard Bernstein.


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Authorities say two health care workers at a prison in southern Michigan are suspended amid a state police investigation into the death of an inmate.

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The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that the First Congregational Church in Jackson was awarded a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in July.

Dawn Foods

A recently renovated building in the corner of an industrial park is now home to product development for a $2 billion Michigan company.

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Authorities say four pets have died following an apartment fire in southern Michigan that prompted an evacuation of the multi-story building. 

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 13 cents per gallon in the past week.

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Construction of a new Consumers Energy wind turbine project is taking place.

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The Michigan Shakespeare Festival gets underway later this week and while the headliner features a 20-year reunion, another play has been bringing out the online trolls to the Festival's social media outlets.


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A driver who authorities say struck and killed two bicyclists last year in southern Michigan is awaiting sentencing after reaching a plea deal in the case.

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Construction of a Consumers Energy wind turbine project in Michigan is expected to start three years ahead of schedule.

Across Michigan, farmers markets are opening. In downtown Jackson, they offer convenience and community.


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A man who owes $270 to a Michigan city for trash in his yard wants to pay with lots of pennies.

Jamie Paisley

After 40 years, a mid-Michigan Maestro is calling it quits this weekend after one final bow Saturday night. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley attended one of their final rehearsals together.


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A federal appeals court says the Jackson County Commission regularly violated the US Constitution by opening its meetings with a Christian prayer.

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Courtesy photo / Dr. Matthew Aubin

We speak with Dr. Matthew Aubin ahead of his performance with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra this weekend with music from Spain. It’s also the second time he’ll be leading the JSO since being named their music director designate.


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