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WMU 3D Printers Make COVID-19 Gear

Hospitals everywhere face a severe shortage of personal protection equipment, or PPE, because of the COVID-19 crisis. But three departments at Western Michigan University are trying to help .

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Marsalis Family Brings New Orleans Romance To Fontana Series

NOTE: This story was published in 2015 on the eve of a concert by Delfeayo Marsalis and Ellis Marsalis. On April 1, 2020, Ellis Marsalis died of complications from COVID-19.

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A New Year, A New WMUK!

Announcing new programming and launch of Classical WMUK, starting January 20.

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Hospitals everywhere face a severe shortage of personal protection equipment, or PPE, because of the COVID-19 crisis. But three departments at Western Michigan University are trying to help.


Kalamazoo County Administration Building - file photo from WMUK
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Kalamazoo County health officials say two people have died due to COVID-19. Both are described as “older adults with underlying health conditions.” 

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

The coronavirus outbreak means big changes for Kalamazoo's monthly Art Hop. Starting Friday, April 3, it goes virtual.


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One-and-a-half million Michigan students will not be heading back to classes until next fall, at the earliest. Governor Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement about K-12 schools Thursday, April 2.

Copyright Pamela Hadley

When Pamela Hadley walks into a dark room, she sees things. A sliver of light. The curve of a shadow.


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Western Michigan University says a student has tested positive for COVID-19. 

United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo

Efforts continue to help families in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek that are strugglig during the coronavirus pandemic. They include the regional United Way's Disaster Relief Fund.


A close-up of a sandwich board with a sign that reads "preemptive covid-19 action - dealership closed"
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Globalization didn’t cause the coronavirus pandemic, and global ties might help as countries fight the disease, Western Michigan University economist Susan Pozo told WMUK. She also said that restarting the economy now would only damage it in the long run.

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Small businesses in the City of Kalamazoo have a new option for coronavirus relief: a low-interest loan, backed by a new program from the city and the United Way.

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Like most places around the country, Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties still don't have enough ability to test people for the coronavirus. That means the tests that are available go to certain people.


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