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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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Local Music
12:00 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Battle Creek group learns ukulele through jam sessions

Members of the Battle Creek Ukulele Group jam together at Your Local Yarn Shop in Battle Creek.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear about the Battle Creek Ukulele Group

Your Local Yarn Shop in Battle Creek isn’t usually open on Sundays. But every third Sunday of the month, the shop opens its doors for the Battle Creek Ukulele Group also known as B.U.G.S. 

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Culture
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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