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WMU Future
7:35 am
Wed January 8, 2014

WestSouthwest: Western Michigan University President John Dunn expects major developments in 2014

Western Michigan University's new medical school
Credit Western Michigan University

 

WestSouthwest with John Dunn

Western Michigan University President John Dunn sat down with WMUK's Gordon Evans Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Yvonne Zipp for the first time in the new year. 

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Gilmore Artist
6:38 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Polish pianist named Gilmore artist

Rafal Blechcz
Credit Gilmore Keyboard Festival

Polish Pianist Rafal Blechacz has been named the 2014 Gilmore Artist. 

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SW Michigan
1:54 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo's Gryphon Place gets new director

Maricela Alcala
Credit Gryphon Place

Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo has its first new executive director in nearly 30 years. The agency that runs the Kalamazoo 211 suicide prevention help line says Maricela Alcala will take over February 3rd. She replaces long-time Gryphon Place executive director William Pell.

Alcala comes to Kalamazoo from the United Way in Toledo, Ohio, where she was in charge of that area's 211 crisis line. She began her professional career in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Local History
9:54 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

See what's hiding in storage at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Collections Curator Alex Forist at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Credit Nancy Camden

At the Grand Rapids Public Museum, only ten percent of the nearly quarter of a million objects are on exhibit at any one time. The rest of the collection is carefully archived in a couple-hundred-thousand square feet of space.

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Local Music
9:44 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Blind couple finds each other after 20 years, starts funk rock band

Credit courtesy of Beyond Sight

Beyond Sight is a Kalamazoo funk rock band with a 70s feel. Husband and wife duo Steve and Rhonda Scott started the band less than a year ago in their early 40s. Rhonda plays keyboard and Steve is on drums. The band will play at The Dock at Bayview in Richland, Friday at 8:30 p.m.

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