April 5 2020 file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a resident of Detroit
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Problems Could Cause A Census Undercount In Kalamazoo

The U.S. Census has been ordered by a federal court to keep counting people after Wednesday, September 30 deadline. But some people who are doing the counting in southwest Michigan say that may not be enough to ensure a “complete count.”

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Events Celebrating Kalamazoo Symphony Centennial Begin

Q: How do you honor a 100-year-old beloved institution during a global pandemic? A: With creative planning, and lots of it. Executive director Jessica Mallow Gulley, musical director Julian Kuerti, and the staff of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra have been working non-stop to navigate the possibilities and the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear how the season will begin, and how it may transform into live concerts, in our interview with Gulley and Kuerti.

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New Weekday Lineup on 102.1FM

Some changes are coming to our weekday lineup beginning October 5th

A New Year, A New WMUK!

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

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Follow NPR's live coverage of the first 2020 presidential election debate, including fact-checking and analysis. President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in Cleveland for the event, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Don't Wait To Mail Your Absentee Ballot, Group Says

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Two sets of bins are stacked side by side. One is labeled in red, "ballots rejected as illegal." The other is labeled in black, "ballots accepted as legal."
Lynne Sladky / AP Photo

Clerks in Michigan have begun to mail absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election. The League of Women Voters is urging people to return those ballots promptly.

April 5 2020 file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a resident of Detroit
Paul Sancya / AP Photo

The U.S. Census has been ordered by a federal court to keep counting people after Wednesday, September 30 deadline. But some people who are doing the counting in southwest Michigan say that may not be enough to ensure a “complete count.”


Noah Fortson / NPR

President Trump is announcing his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18. Watch the announcement live.

The photo shows a man with a short haircut in a vest that says "POLICE ICE." He is facing away from the camera with his elbows out.
Gregory Bull / AP Images

Human rights abuses allegedly committed against immigrants in federal custody are further proof that U.S. immigration policy must change drastically, say activists in Kalamazoo who plan to rally downtown on Tuesday.

Beginning Monday, October 5th WMUK introduces a new weekday lineup. 

C. Lieurance

A new composition that lasts as long as the drive to Lake Michigan from Kalamazoo. A nature walk with musicians along the trail.  16 new music pieces inspired by art works to be exhibited at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. An installation of sculptures that activate sounds, at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. These are some of the creative ways the Connecting Chords Music Festival is moving forward in an era of COVID-19 cancellations. Cara Lieurance spoke with executive director Elizabeth Start about the events.


Courtesy Patrick Wilson

He could have been an architect. But Patrick Wilson took his fascination with buildings and other structures in another direction.


Review: Sunday In The Park With George

Sep 23, 2020
Andy Robins / WMUK

The Western Michigan University Theatre’s production of Sunday in the Park with George is being staged live and outdoors. WMUK’s Gordon Bolar has this review.


Photo of Supreme Court Building - Credit: Liam James Doyle, NPR
Lian James Doyle / NPR

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a private ceremony at the high court, where her body is lying in repose. Watch the ceremony.

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