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Climate Change Could Mean More Snow For Michigan, But Only In The Short Term

Global warming is likely to bring more snow to Michigan, but only for the next few decades. That’s because the Great Lakes are spending fewer days under ice cover.

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WSW: Miniature Death Scenes Taught Detectives To “Find Truth In A Nutshell”

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WSW: War Crimes Trials, Justice And Healing

Kalamazoo Civic

Based On A Real Sports Car, 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' Revs Up At Civic Theatre

Based on the 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring a score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang follows the adventures of inventor Caractacus Potts, his sweetheart, Truly Scrumptious, his father, and his two children, Jeremy and Jemima, in a flying car, as they outwit a child-hating Baron and Baroness and their Child-Catcher henchman. The Kalamazoo Civic's production features Dan Coyne (Grandpa Potts) and Donna Willoughby (Baroness Bomburst) in a cast directed by Tony Humrichouser. Coyne, Willoughby, and Humrichouser joined Cara Lieurance to preview the production and its central feat of engineering: a full-size, remote-control car that can fly. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang runs from Nov 23 - Dec 9 at the Kalamazoo Civic mainstage.

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Expanded News Coverage in 2019

WMUK 102.1 FM is excited to expand our national and international news programs during the Monday – Thursday schedule starting Monday, January 7, 2019. The goal of this change is to offer local news and information at more convenient listening times throughout our national and global news broadcasts.

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WMUK 102.1 FM is excited to expand our national and international news programs during the Monday – Thursday schedule starting Monday, January 7, 2019. The goal of this change is to offer local news and information at more convenient listening times throughout our national and global news broadcasts. 

Elaine Seaman

Creative people often express themselves in more than one medium. Elaine Seaman is a fabric artist. She also writes poetry. Her quilts are personal statements, capturing aspects of her life. Her poetry collections include the chapbook Bird at the Window and Rocks in the Wheatfield (Finishing Line Press, 2004).


Detroit business mogul Dan Gilbert says he could launch a ballot campaign to bring down auto insurance rates. The status of Benton Harbor’s city manager is unclear after city commissioners terminate his contract. WMU men’s basketball loses on the road. 

Kalamazoo Civic

Based on the 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring a score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang follows the adventures of inventor Caractacus Potts, his sweetheart, Truly Scrumptious, his father, and his two children, Jeremy and Jemima, in a flying car, as they outwit a child-hating Baron and Baroness and their Child-Catcher henchman. The Kalamazoo Civic's production features Dan Coyne (Grandpa Potts) and Donna Willoughby (Baroness Bomburst) in a cast directed by Tony Humrichouser. Coyne, Willoughby, and Humrichouser joined Cara Lieurance to preview the production and its central feat of engineering: a full-size, remote-control car that can fly.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang runs from Nov 23 - Dec 9 at the Kalamazoo Civic mainstage. 

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Judge Vagn Joensen says there are many factors that complicate bringing the people responsible for war crimes to justice. But the man who presided over the International War Crimes Tribunal for Rwandan genocide says the trials can contribute to reconciliation.


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Republicans in the Michigan Legislature could move this week to amend laws on minimum wage and paid sick time. A report predicts job growth will slow, but continue in Michigan over the next two years. WMU women’s basketball loses a close one on the road.

Collection of the Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, courtesy of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD.

Interpreting a crime scene takes skill. But in the 1940s, detectives didn't always get the training and practice they needed. They sometimes overlooked clues or destroyed evidence by accident. Pioneering forensic scientist Frances Glessner Lee sought to change that - using a craft that few of us associate with crime.


Paul Sancya / AP Photo

Global warming is likely to bring more snow to Michigan, but only for the next few decades. That’s because the Great Lakes are spending fewer days under ice cover.

The WMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will give a free concert on Sunday in Miller Auditorium. As he previews the works on the program, Dr. Scott Boerma introduces a new member of the WMU School of Music: Dr. Mary Land, music education professor. She will conduct the Concert Band on December 7 in a holiday program in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. On Dec 9 in Miller Auditorium, the School of Music presents its annual Christmas Card To The Community.


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Nina Kotova is a celebrated Russian-American soloist who will perform one of her favorite works on Saturday with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra: the Cello Concerto in B minor, by Antonin Dvorak. Conductor Daniel Brier will conduct another masterpiece the Symphony No. 5 by Jean Sibelius, to begin the program, a work he says is hard to describe, other than "it sounds like it is composing itself." 

The concert will be held at 8 pm in Miller Auditorium on Saturday, Nov 17. Veterans and current servicements who contact the box office (269-387-2300) will receive two free passes for this concert.


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