On Dec. 27, WMUK replayed our interview with Kalamazoo builder Jeremy Cole on the WestSouthwest news and public affairs show. HGTV is expected to air a pilot about his efforts to rehab vacant homes. It originally aired July 23, 2018.
WestSouthwest (12/27/18): WMUK's Earlene McMichael interviews builder Jeremy Cole and others about his upcoming pilot on HGTV
UPDATE: The Kalamazoo Gazette says 14 people were arrested as Kalamazoo Public Safety officers swept the park on Wednesday morning, September 19. Those arrested include Kalamazoo City Commissioner Shannon Sykes Nehring. A 7 p.m. deadline the previous evening passed without police action to remove the camp. It was set up August 19 to protest what camp residents and advocates say is a lack of action by the city on homelessness.
On a recent afternoon, Bronson Park was full of people talking and laughing. Some were passing through. Others were living there. About 20 tents were packed into the northwest corner. This group of fabric living spaces is somewhat-affectionately known by its inhabitants as “Tent City.”