Renita Romasco

Between the Lines: Writing With Dinty Moore

Author Dinty Moore says he's gained a solid sense of humor because of his name. Moore is named for a character in a comic strip published in the 1920s called “Bringing Up Father.” The same name was later applied to canned beef stew. It inspired a childhood of teasing and ribbing, and an adulthood of constant questioning about the origins of his name. Moore says he's found humor to be an excellent distraction from all of that.
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Local Celtic Band Seeks 'Likes' For New Single

Blarney Castle was formed in 2014 by six Western Michigan University music students. It was the brainchild of Joel Myers, a native of Chelsea, MI, who gained his Irish fiddling skills performing with the Chelsea House Orchestra. Since its formation, Blarney Castle has performed sophisticated arrangements and original sets of Celtic music at festivals around the state and beyond. The new single, "Silhouettes Against The Soil," to be released on October 14, was written by Myers. Myers, keyboardist Lukas Stanley, and singer/flutist E.J. Schubkegel visited WMUK to preview the new song.
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"Both Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton's daughter, and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, will be campaigning in Michigan this week." (MLive)

"MATTAWAN — The Michigan Democratic Party has filed a complaint against state rep. candidate Beth Griffin, alleging the Republican contender in the 66th District violated state campaign laws." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is coming to Michigan again this week, making it his fifth appearance in the state since accepting the nomination." (MLive)


(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan could benefit from cleaner energy. That was the message of a report released Monday on model scenarios about Michigan’s energy future. 

"Detroit — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, said Monday she and her Democratic colleagues are still trying to get Flint aid added to a must-pass budget bill that would prevent a government shutdown, while the Senate majority leader accused Democrats of trying to create a “partisan food fight." (Detroit News)


On WestSouthwest, a film about stuttering will be screened in Kalamazoo this week. And an interview with the Green Party candidate for state House in the district that includes Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties. 

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Watch this live feed starting Monday night at 9 p.m.


John Anthony La Pietra says he believes in Green Party values, and thinks that many other people believe in them as well. La Pietra is running for state House in the 63rd district, which includes parts of Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties. 

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Michael Turner says the inspiration for making a movie about stuttering came to him in 2009. Turner says he was on a trip with a friend who asked him what it was like to stutter. 

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The city of Kalamazoo has lifted a boil water advisory which had been issued last week after a water main break at the intersection of South Burdick and Belmont Streets.