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Documentary Film
6:09 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

In 'Michigan Beer Film' Craft Beer (And The People Who Love It) Take Center Stage

Director Kevin Romeo takes a break during filming. He's the creator behind the Michigan Beer Film, a documentary that traces the rise of the craft beer industry in the state.
Credit Courtesy of Rhino Media

While several national brands like Kellogg, Whirlpool, and Domino’s Pizza call the state of Michigan home, there are even more “Made in Michigan” products that can be found in our refrigerators, on our shelves, and even in our soap dishes.

Beer is no exception. And, as Kevin Romeo confirmed, Michiganders knows their beer.

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Arts & More
6:01 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

154-Year-Old Kalamazoo Public Library Still Changing

Ann Rohrbaugh, Director of the Kalamazoo Public Library
Credit Nancy Camden

CORRECTION: The original version of this story misspelled Ann Rohrbaugh's last name.

From a library in 1860 with 120 inherited books, open one hour a day for a school district, the Kalamazoo Public Library downtown and its four branches have evolved into community centers with concerts and performances, movies and speakers. 

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WMUK News
6:46 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Kalamazoo Retirement Task Force Holds First Meeting

Members of the city's task force on retiree legacy costs listen to a public comment.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A Kalamazoo city task force plans to take on the question of how to handle the city’s unfunded retiree benefits.

The group includes more than a dozen people – retirees and current employees as well as city officials. They held their first meeting at Mount Zion Baptist Church last night, where they agreed on a structure for ten scheduled meetings to come.

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Environmental Justice
8:13 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WSW: Seeking Environmental Justice

Building that was once home to Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem
Credit Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Peggy Shepard

Peggy Shepard helped start West Harlem Environmental Action, or WE ACT, for Environmental Justice in 1988. 

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Iraq Oil Report
7:21 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WSW: Covering Oil, Politics and More in Iraq

Ben Lando outside the Baghdad Zoo
Credit Courtesy of Ben Lando

WestSouthwest with Ben Lando

Ben Lando's career in journalism has taken him from Kalamazoo to Baghdad. 

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