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Dalton Trial Delayed Again

The trial for accused Kalamazoo mass-shooter Jason Dalton faces another delay. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the Michigan Supreme Court has sent the case back to the state Court of Appeals.

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Jazz Currents: Vocalist Sunny Wilkinson and Matthew Fries

Sunny Wilkinson , a beloved jazz vocalist in Michigan who has trained a generation of singers at both Michigan State and Western Michigan Universities, recently decided to take a little time for herself and her trio in the recording studio, which resulted in her new album, Into The Light .

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This April 4th will mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior’s assassination in Memphis. Reverend Bill Wylie-Kellerman says exactly one year prior to his death, King gave an important speech stating his opposition to the war in Vietnam, and calling for a revolution of values.

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Western Michigan University Whitney DeCamp says millions of people play violent video games, but he says very few of them commit violent acts. DeCamp’s research into the link, or lack of it, between video games and violent crime has recently been getting more attention.

Kalamazoo's Mayor and a City Commissioner defend the decision to remove the Fountain of the Pioneers from Bronson Park. Michigan health officials confirms a case of measles in the Detroit area. WMU softball's eight game winning streak ends. 


(MPRN-Lansing) State schools superintendent Brian Whiston is stepping down to concentrate on his battle with cancer. 

Senate Adopts Sexual Misconduct Bills

Mar 15, 2018
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate passed legislation sponsors say will increase the rights of victims of sexual assault. The bills are part of the Legislature’s response to how Michigan State University handled complaints that disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar assaulted athletes, mostly minors, under his care.

The Bullock Performance Institute presents a solo recital Wednesday night by Lori Sims, professor of piano at Western Michigan University. Sims talks to Cara Lieurance about the program she built around the works of Pulitzer prize-winning composer William Bolcom, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year. A new work by Sims' colleague, David Colson, will get its premiere as well.

A pre-concert interview begins at 7 pm, and the program is at 7:30 pm. More information at the WMU School of Music website.

Minor Element

Anthony Tyler and Braulio Green of Minor Element, Tony Mitchell of Basic Comfort, and Jay Jackson and Terence Smith of Last Gasp Collective join Cara Lieurance to talk about a big "collab" this Friday night at Bell's Eccentric Café, which will bring together their three groups as well as the band Lushh. Doors open at 8:30 pm, for further details, visit Minor Element's website.

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Kalamazoo students say they plan to keep pushing to tighten the nation’s gun laws. Many took part in a nationwide walkout Wednesday, one month after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

WMUK Wins MAB Broadcast Excellence Honors

Mar 14, 2018

Western Michigan University's National Public Radio station WMUK 102.1 FM was recognized for broadcasting excellence, receiving three awards in this category from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Great Lakes Media Show in Lansing, Michigan, March 7.

Kalamazoo schools will mark one month since the deadly school shooting in Florida. Portage's City Council approves ordinances allowing medical marijuana businesses to set up in the city. The K-Wings drop a game at home.