Elemental Media

He calls himself the "Doodle Captain." When up to a hundred people come together at a Kalamazoo brew pub, eager to take up their crayons and pencils, Mike Klok wanders around checking on all the artists-for-a-day. They've gathered for yet another monthly meeting of Kalamadoodle.

Michigan Supreme Court Building - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, The Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

As the state Legislature opens its 100th session, a proposed change to civil asset forfeiture has bipartisan support. A Democrat is elected Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, despite a Republican majority. WMU women’s basketball can’t overcome a slow start. 

Matthew Murphy

Writer and WMUK theater critic Gordon Bolar highlights West Michigan theater this  winter and spring in a preview with Cara Lieurance. They cover upcoming productions by regional theaters such as Farmers Alley Theatre and the Kalamazoo Civic; the shows coming to Miller Auditorium, smaller companies like Queer Theatre Kalamazoo and What A Do Theatre; the Western Michigan University Theatre and more.

A picture of a Battle Creek Police car.
Andy Robins / WMUK

An apparent second hate crime occurred at a Battle Creek synagogue over the weekend, after another incident just six weeks ago.

Erik McCloud of Cloudy Productions / Southwest Michigan's Second Wave

Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave is now “On the Ground” in Battle Creek. Like their project in Kalamazoo, On the Ground Battle Creek seeks stories in neighborhoods. Starting with Washington Heights and now Urbandale.