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12:00 am
Tue October 16, 2012

The Resilience Project breaks down age barriers

Barbara Jones pointing out the art kite she made with Cristina Bryant
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear from participants in the Resilience program

At Friendship Village, the dining hall is a place for seniors to relax and chat with their friends. But for the past few months, a handful of seniors had dinner with unlikely guests—Western Michigan University students. The Resilience Project pairs seniors with WMU Seita Scholars—college students who have aged out of foster care—and Kalamazoo Promise students for a cross-generational experience.

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Local Authors
12:00 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Graphic novel "Swallow Me Whole" by Nate Powell

Annie Kelley and Andy Fitzpatrick's review of 'Swallow Me Whole'

Nate Powell’s Swallow Me Whole won an Eisner award for best graphic novel. Powell’s artwork will be on display at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center until October 26th. WMUK’s graphic novel experts Annie Kelley and Andy Fitzpatrick of the Battle Creek Enquirer talked about Swallow Me Whole in this review:

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Politics
3:15 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Swing State Stories: Michigan

Felix Rosado saws wood at Detroit's WARM Training Center
Credit Chris Killian

We hear a lot about issues in the run up to next month’s presidential election. But the issues that the candidates are talking about aren’t necessarily the ones of most concern to everyday people. Independent journalist Chris Killian of Kalamazoo is in the midst of his Swing State Stories cross-country tour to find out what is on the minds of voters. He stopped recently in the Saugatuck-Douglas area on his way through Michigan.

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Theatre
12:00 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Swordplay in The Three Musketeers will keep you on your toes

Credit WMU Theatre

A preview of WMU Theatre's 'The Three Musketeers'

In the story of The Three Musketeers, a brash young man named D’Artagnan tries to prove himself worthy of becoming a musketeer. Yesterday was opening night for the Western Michigan University Theatre’s performance of The Three Musketeers.

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Theatre
12:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

The Imaginary Invalid: A 300-year-old comedy about a hypochondriac

Credit Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Hear a preview of the play

A classic comedy, written by the French playwright Moliere in 1673, is being presented by the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre. The new adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid opens Friday in the Parish Theatre.

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