Every month, editor Marie Lee joins Cara Lieurance to talk about how the Southwest Michigan stories in the newest issue of Encore Magazine came together.
They begin by discussing a profile Lee herself wrote about Victor Ledbetter, the newly-elected Portage city commissioner and director of KVCC's Law Enforcement Training Program. A Black American, he believes diversity training can make a big difference in bringing communities together.
This month's cover story describes the years of work and cooperation that went into turning the financially-straightened First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo into a new center for non-profits, entrepreneurs, and artists. It's called the Kalamazoo Non-Profit Advocacy Coalition (KNAC).