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SW Michigan Congressional & State House Races

Voters in Kalamazoo County and Southwest Michigan are deciding races for Congress and the State House.

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Fontana To Stream Season From NY, London, Amsterdam

The new season of Fontana will be virtual, says executive director David Baldwin. Each hand-picked group will record a live-to-tape performance in the city in which they're based. Baldwin and Cara Lieurance preview each group, from VOCES8 , and Brooklyn Rider , to the Castalian and Dudok String Quartets, with some musical selections and biographical details.

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Election 2020

Election Day is November 3rd, but votes can be cast anytime. Ballots can be mailed or dropped off at local clerks’ offices, as well as other authorized sites. Find more information here.

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A New Year, A New WMUK!

New programming, new look, and the launch of Classical WMUK in 2020.

Pete Buttigieg, in a brown jacket and jeans, is in the foreground talking and holding a mic. Behind him stand several people in masks. One is carrying an umbrella and another is wearing a blue plastic rain poncho.
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Kalamazoo Democrats heard from a high-profile supporter Monday of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Pete Buttigieg competed with Biden for the Democratic nomination. But after he dropped out, the former mayor of South Bend endorsed the former vice president’s bid.

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Voters in Kalamazoo County and Southwest Michigan are deciding races for Congress and the State House.


Election 2020

Oct 15, 2020
Andy Robins / WMUK

Election Day is November 3rd, but votes can be cast anytime. Ballots can be mailed or dropped off at local clerks’ offices, as well as other authorized sites. Find more information here. 

Portrait of novelist Kelly Daniels
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Kelly Daniels has lived life large. He’s traveled the world, lived in a commune, in a van, and in a desert cabin.


Battle Creek Symphony

Three top players of the Battle Creek Symphony will run through entertaining and virtuosic bits of Bizet, Bernstein, Poulenc, Handel and even a classic Nintendo theme in Saturday's season-opening concert. It's a free online event, starting at 7:30 pm. Principal horn Jessica Lombardo talks to Cara Lieurance about filming the concert at Battle Creek's First Presbyterian Church, and the fun chemistry she has with her colleagues Michael Gause, trumpet, and Austin Motley, trombone. 


Carrie Phillips

Farmers Alley Theatre will present its season with the streaming platform Broadway On Demand to stay connected to theater-lovers in west Michigan during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, deputy director Rob Weiner and artistic director Jeremy Koch offer a behind-the-scenes perspective on how they regrouped after the pandemic began, and they preview this month's event, The Conviction of Lady Lorraine, a one-woman show by Dwandra Nickole Lampkin about a writer who encounters a homeless woman. It has been transformed into a tele-play for its debut on Oct 29. Ticket-holders can stream the play at any time for a 7-day period once it's released.


Photo of a sign reading "VOTE - Polling Place" taaken in 2017 outside the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University
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Kids in Kalamazoo will get a chance to ask questions of political candidates on Wednesday October 14.

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The new season of Fontana will be virtual, says executive director David Baldwin. Each hand-picked group will record a live-to-tape performance in the city in which they're based. Baldwin and Cara Lieurance preview each group, from VOCES8, and Brooklyn Rider, to the Castalian and Dudok String Quartets, with some musical selections and biographical details. 


WMU Broncos To Start A Shortened Season Next Month

Oct 12, 2020
Football players crouch in green turf in the foreground. Fans are visible at a distance in the stands, as well as cheerleaders with pink pom-poms.
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Western Michigan football will be back in November, with restrictions due to COVID-19. The Broncos will participate in a six-game season and will fight for a chance to play in the Mid-American Conference title game.

The picture shows a faded asphalt road with two small posts on either side, with a symbol of a stop sign and a pedestrian, reminding drivers to stop for the crosswalk. In the background are a row of older houses, a shop, trees and blue sky.
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The City of Kalamazoo is reviving an effort to make crosswalks safer. It’s replacing flexible posts in the crossings that tell drivers to stop for walkers, as required by city code.

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