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Earlene McMichael

Morning Edition Host

  Earlene McMichael became WMUK's local host of NPR's Morning Edition in August 2012. A former, long-time Kalamazoo Gazette editor, reporter, and columnist, she was a news anchor at WHCU-FM when it was owned by Cornell University, her alma mater.

Courtesy of Buddy Hannah

Kalamazoo leader Buddy Hannah was born in Miami. But by age 10, he found himself living on a farm in Georgia with his grandparents. Hannah, who is Black, recalls that his newly adopted small town had an historic structure in the middle of the road, a slave market, where enslaved persons were once bought and sold. Hannah says it’s still there. He's 73 years old.

Courtesy of Donna Odom

The national AARP has picked Kalamazoo's Donna Odom as one of its 2021 Purpose Prize Fellows. The honor is awarded to those over 50 who are tackling tough problems.

Anna Moneymaker / AP Photo

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says President Donald Trump is responsible for the mob that violently attacked the Capitol Building on Wednesday, January 6.

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

What was it like to be an elector during one of the most closely watched votes in the nation? We got an inside look during a live interview today with WMUK's Local Morning Edition Host Earlene McMichael and Mark Miller, one of Michigan's 16 electors. All voted Monday for President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer - file photo by Gordon Evans, WMUK
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer fears the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court could spell the end of the Affordable Care Act, she said in a wide-ranging, live intervew today with WMUK Local Morning Edition Host Earlene McMichael.