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WSW: Keeping The Memory Of The S.S. Eastland Alive 103 Years Later

Actor Terry Lynch says his one man production tells the story of some of the people who died when the S.S. Eastland capsized 103 years ago, but he also wanted to tell the stories of survivors.

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Katherine Mumma

Farmers Alley Celebrates 10th Season With Mel Brooks Satire "The Producers"

The disreputable bust-and-boom Broadway adventures of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom in the record-breaking, 12 Tony award-winning musical The Producers are coming to the Farmers Alley Theatre July 20-Aug 5. Stars Stephen Wallem and WMU alum Tony Humrichouser , the real-life couple playing Max and Leo, and director/choreographer Bill Burns join Cara Lieurance to preview the production, which will be the biggest production yet in Farmers Alley Theatre's ten-year history. Wallem and Humrichouser talk about the experience they bring to their roles and praise director/choreographer Bill Burns, who worked directly with the team that launched the original stage adaptation of The Producers, including Mel Brooks, Susan Stroman, and Thomas Meehan.

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Kalamazoo County health officials will participate in National HIV Testing Day on Wednesday, June 27. The county health department's clinical services supervisor, Penny Born RN, says the tests are for more than just people considered at high-risk for AIDS. She says all sexually active adults should be tested. There are an estimated 368 people in Kalamazoo County who are positive for HIV. The free, confidential tests are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the county's Health and Community Services Department, 3299 Gull Road.

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Kalamazoo County will participate in National HIV Testing Day on Wednesday, June 27. The county health department's clinical services supervisor, Penny Born RN, says the tests are for more than just people considered at high-risk for AIDS.


WMUK's news department has been recognized by Public Radio News Director's Inc. At PRNDI's annual meeting in Philadelphia on June 22-23, 2018, WMUK received four national awards in Division B for stations with four-to-seven full-time news personnel for programs produced in 2017.


Democrat Paul Clements says he’s leaving the primary race in the Sixth Congressional District that includes Kalamazoo.

The state puts $100 million toward expanded vocational training; a former public safety officer sues the City of Kalamazoo for alleged discrimination; the Coast Guard warns of dangerously cold water in the Great Lakes, and more.

Rebecca Thiele / WMUK

ArtPrize, the Grand Rapids art competition that draws entries from far beyond Michigan, will no longer be held every year. 

Democrat Paul Clements will not appear on the ballot for the Sixth Congressional District primary this August. The Berrien County Commission is unhappy about a proposed tax break for utility companies. The campaign manager for Democratic candidate for governor Shri Thanedar is arrested, and more headlines from WMUK News.

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On WestSouthwest we have a rebroadcast of an interview from last year on rediscovering religion. 

MSU Approves Bond for Nassar Survivor Settlement

Jun 22, 2018
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

Michigan State University will issue a bond to pay for a half a billion dollar legal settlement. The school’s Board of Trustees voted in favor of the move Friday at a meeting.

Spice Institute

SPLICE -  Summer institute for Performance, Listening, Interpretation, and Creation of Electroacoustic music - is a weeklong, intensive program for performers and composers who work with instruments and electronics. Held at Western Michigan University's School of Music, over 60 musicians and composers from across the US will participate in workshops, masterclasses, private lessons, and public performances of new works. The public is invited to free concerts each weeknight at 7:30 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall, and a full day of performances from 10:30 am - 8:00 pm, on Saturday, June 30. 

Co-founders Christopher Biggs and Keith Kirchoff, performer/composer Sam Wells, and composer/participant Carolyn Borcherding joined Cara Lieurance to talk about the variety of public concerts offered during SPLICE week, and how electroacoustic music festivals and workshops foster community and growth within the new music world.