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Julio Cortez / AP Photo

The debate over the economic costs of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has raged for months. But a new study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo suggests they're worth it.

County Leaves SW Michigan First

Mar 2, 2021
Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo County commissioners have voted to suspend payments to Southwest Michigan First.

Theater Review: Fabulation

Mar 2, 2021
Face Off Theatre Company

Face Off Theatre Company’s most recent production brings the work of American playwright Lynn Nottage to the stage in a streamed production that was available through last Sunday.

Courtesy of Donna Odom

During February, Earlene McMichael introduced WMUK’s audience to people making a difference in the Kalamazoo area. They are involved in areas such as theater, music, education, health and racial healing.

New Board To Fight Discrimination In Kalamazoo

Mar 1, 2021
The photo is a still from the meeting video. It shows a gallery view of nine Zoom participants, with an extra tile for the City of Kalamazoo logo
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The City of Kalamazoo’s Civil Rights Board met for the first time this fall. Its founding documents lay out a series of protections for renters and homeowners. But fighting housing discrimination is only part its mission.