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Art Beat: Confections With Convictions

The only crime on your mind when you walk into Confections with Convictions , the handmade gourmet chocolate shop on Crosstown Parkway in Kalamazoo, may be one of indulgence. There are truffles, rose-honey caramels with salted pistachios, and dried strawberries.

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Christopher O'Riley To Perform Ravel Concerto With Battle Creek Symphony

The Battle Creek Symphony will open its 120th season on Saturday, Oct 6 with From Russia to Ravel, featuring soloist Christopher O'Riley , who is known to millions as the long-time host, from 1999-2018, of NPR's From The Top. O'Riley and music director Anne Harrigan share their thoughts on the program, which includes Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.

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What Should We Ask Kalamazoo County's State Senate Candidates?

Keith Hall

Pianist Matthew Fries, bassist Phil Palombi, and drummer Keith Hall have performed together as Tri-Fi for over 15 years and recorded five albums. Tri-Fi will appear in concert in the Dalton Center Recital Hall on Wednesday, Oct 3 at 7:30 pm on the Bullock Performance Institute Series at WMU, but first, they showcase their chemistry in conversation with Cara Lieurance at WMUK.

WMU Students Help Sick Kids With "Magic"

Oct 2, 2018
Audrey VanEssen / WMU A Moment of Magic

A group of students at Western Michigan University are devoting their time to make the days of children at local hospitals a bit more magical.

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Backers of legalizing marijuana unveil a study showing a revenue windfall for the state. Georgia-Pacific will work with the state on identifying where PFAS’s came from in Parchment. A WMU freshman is the MAC West offensive player of the week. 

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It’s been two weeks since Kalamazoo City officials broke up the homeless encampment in Bronson Park. Monday night community members, homeless residents and supporters packed the City Commission meeting to express their frustration. 

Susan Andress / Southwest Michigan's Second Wave

Theresa Coty O’Neill says she has discovered a rich legacy and generations of families in part of Kalamazoo. The On the Ground Project Editor for Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave is now writing about the people and places on Kalamazoo’s Northside. 

Gordon Evans / WMUK

Cathy Albro says there’s a long list of things she wants to do if elected to Congress. The Democrat is seeking the 3rd District Congressional seat currently held by Republican Justin Amash. Albro hopes her party can take control of the House in the November elections.

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The founder of WMU-Cooley Law School is remembered for his role in legal education. August unemployment rates dropped, compared to a year ago, for the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek labor markets. Long lines are expected Monday at Michigan Secretary of State branch offices. 

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Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN) A package of bills in the state House would classify 17 year olds as juveniles, rather than automatically treating them as adults. 

WeVote Committee Focuses on WMU Students

Sep 30, 2018
Andrew Robins / WMUK-FM

A group of Western Michigan University faculty, staff, and students is encouraging more students to vote. While Western Michigan University has promoted voting in the past, the WeVote Committee is the first on-campus committee focused on voting.

Craig Freeman

For classically-trained jazz pianist Dan Willenberg, Thelonius Monk is a creative genius who was both generous with his fellow musicians and uncompromising in his mission to live his music his way. In a free-ranging interview with Craig Freeman, Willenberg shares a personal vision of the sometimes-misunderstood jazz master, highlighting some special aspects of his playing and personality. 

Willenberg plays the Thelonius Monk tunes "'Round Midnight," "Bye-Ya," "Let's Cool One," "In Walked Bud," plus Duke Ellington's "Prelude to a Kiss."