Fran Dwight

Singer/Songwriter Kaitlin Rose Talks Motherhood, Goes Solo In New EP

What’s that saying - “You can’t rush art.” A few months ago, Kalamazoo singer-songwriter Kaitlin Rose was getting antsy. It had been two years since she released an album and the pressure was on. But instead of putting out an incomplete album, Rose decided to make a short, four-song EP. She'll have a release show for the work Sunday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Rootead dance studio in Kalamazoo.

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WSW: Vaccination And Waiver Debate Continues In Michigan

C. Lieurance

LHI Live: Dede Alder And Josh Holcomb of Dede & The Dreamers

Dede Adler and Josh Holcomb of Dede and the Dreamers join Craig Freeman in the studio to play original songs and talk about what's behind their hard-to-categorize music. Alder formed Dede and the Dreamers for a single occasion: to lull a crowd to sleep in the wee hours of a music festival. Two musician friends - John Driscoll and Chris Michels- accompanied her on drums and bass as she sang and played vibraphone. That was the beginning of the band, which classically-trained violist Josh Holcomb would join later, bringing voice, viola, improvisation, and an array of effects to the sound of the group. Singing while accompanying oneself on marimba, which Dede Alder taught herself to do, is almost unheard-of in the world of singer-songwriters. Hear their unusual sound in this session, hosted by Craig Freeman, recorded in the Takeda studio at WMUK, with Martin Klemm engineering.

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What Questions Do You Have About Islam?

We'll answer them in a radio story.

Mary Whalen

Words hold magic for Daneen Wardrop. They seed light and life. The professor of English at Western Michigan University is the author of seven books, three of which are poetry. Her newest collection, Life as It (Ashland Poetry Press, 2016), won the Richard Snyder Publication Prize in 2015 and the Gold IPPY Award in Poetry in 2017.


C. Lieurance

Dede Adler and Josh Holcomb of Dede and the Dreamers join Craig Freeman in the studio to play original songs and talk about what's behind their hard-to-categorize music. Alder formed Dede and the Dreamers for a single occasion: to lull a crowd to sleep in the wee hours of a music festival. Two musician friends - John Driscoll and Chris Michels- accompanied her on drums and bass as she sang and played vibraphone. That was the beginning of the band, which classically-trained violist Josh Holcomb would join later, bringing voice, viola, improvisation, and an array of effects to the sound of the group.

Singing while accompanying oneself on marimba, which Dede Alder taught herself to do, is almost unheard-of in the world of singer-songwriters. Hear their unusual sound in this session, hosted by Craig Freeman, recorded in the Takeda studio at WMUK, with Martin Klemm engineering.


Unemployment rates for April are down in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, compared to a year ago. Petitions can be circulated beginning Friday for Kalamazoo City Commission and Mayor. WMU hopes to avoid elimination after falling to rival CMU in the MAC baseball tournament. 

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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Controversial legislation surrounding license plate fundraising is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. 

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Baritone Mark Walters (Don Giovanni) and soprano Nicole Heaston (Donna Elvira) bring a wealth of experience to the Kalamazoo Symphony's production of Don Giovanni, which began rehearsals May 18 for the May 26 performance.  In an energetic conversation with Cara Lieurance, they talk about the dark and light aspects of Mozart's famous work, and how their characters interact within the drama. 


Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake
Ryan Webb / Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

On WestSouthwest, Bridge examines the ongoing debate over vaccinations and waivers in Michigan schools. And a National Geographic Explorer visits Michigan to look for a connection between diseases killing snakes and frogs.


Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake
Ryan Webb / Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

A National Geographic Explorer warns that “If amphibians start to disappear from the landscape then something is wrong.”


Fran Dwight

What’s that saying - “You can’t rush art.” A few months ago, Kalamazoo singer-songwriter Kaitlin Rose was getting antsy. It had been two years since she released an album and the pressure was on. But instead of putting out an incomplete album, Rose decided to make a short, four-song EP. She'll have a release show for the work Sunday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Rootead dance studio in Kalamazoo.


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Bridge Reporter Mike Wilkinson says when state health officials enacted new rules on immunizations to attend school “They didn’t want it to be easier to get a waiver than it was to get a shot.”


Michigan's U.S. Senators propose new pipeline safety legislation. A student group seeks a court injunction over free speech at Kellogg Community College. WMU gets an extra inning win to start the MAC baseball tournament. 

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