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12:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Fair-trade chocolate shop employs at-risk youth

Quinton Mitchell making Truffles at Confections With Convictions.
Credit Nancy Camden

Hear about Confections with Convictions

Nearly two years ago, a chocolate shop opened in Kalamazoo, called Confections With Convictions--convictions as in the criminal justice system. Dale Anderson employs at-risk young people, teaching them a craft while helping them to craft a better life. 

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Local Authors
12:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Woo-Woo: Becoming a Psychic at Fifty

Credit Janet Alm

Janet Alm talks about Woo-Woo and life as a psychic

 Janet Alm has written a book about her experience of becoming a psychic at the age of 50. For almost ten years now, the Mattawan resident has been a psychic medium and animal communicator. 

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Local History
12:00 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Haunted tales of Kalamazoo: A brief collection of ghost stories from local experts

The Gibson Guitar Factory in 1984
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

Hear a few Kalamazoo ghost stories

Friday night at 6 p.m., the Kalamazoo Jaycees will take residents on a ghost tour through downtown Kalamazoo. Although the tour is mostly historical, it reminds us of just how many haunted tales the city holds. 

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Local Authors
12:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Hank the Hangar: A children's book that teaches kids how to stop bullying

Kathryn Lynn Seifert reading 'Hank the Hangar'
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The author talks about 'Hank the Hangar'

Kathryn Lynn Seifert wrote Hank the Hangar to teach kids who were being bullied how to stop the bullying.

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Local Events
12:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Kalamazoo attempts to break world record with most zombies dancing to Thriller

The 2011 Thrill the World event in Kalamazoo
Credit Thrill the World Kalamazoo

Hear about Thrill the World Kalamazoo

Around the world, thousands of people dressed as zombies will dance to Michael Jackson’s song Thriller on Saturday. Kalamazoo is participating in the attempt to set a world record for the most people dancing to the song at the same time. 

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