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10:56 am
Tue August 20, 2013

KPL 2014 "Reading Together" picks two books

Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

The Kalamazoo Public Library has picked two books for its "Reading Together" program next year. Both have to do with food and farming.

One is The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Appleby's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan. The other is Novella Carpenter's Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Library officials say the books were selected because of a growing demand by people to know more about the food they eat.

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WMUK News
10:32 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Do schools face a digital revolution?

School bell at the Pioneer Farmstead at Wildlife Prairie State Park in Hanna City, Illinois
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The “digital revolution” has swept over retailers, the media, and the entertainment industry. Katherine Prince says schools are next. She’s the senior director of the Foresight project at nonprofit KnowledgeWorks foundation based in Cincinnati.

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Local Authors
4:33 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Murder in Battle Creek: The Mysterious Death of Daisy Zick

Credit The History Press

In 1963, Daisy Zick was stabbed 27 times at her home in Battle Creek. It’s an unsolved case that locals are still talking about today. It’s also the subject of Murder in Battle Creek: The Mysterious Death of Daisy Zick by Blaine Pardoe.

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Arts & More
10:36 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Diving into Great Lakes shipwreck history

The cover of "Lost on the Lady Elgin" by Valerie van Heest
Credit Valerie van Heest

The bottom of the Great Lakes is like an open history book to diver and shipwreck explorer Valerie van Heest of Holland, Michigan. She’ll talk about her explorations during a presentation sponsored by the Vicksburg Historical Society. It starts Tuesday, August 20th, at 7 p.m. in the Vicksburg Community Center at the corner of Main and Prairie.

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WMUK News
9:35 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Challenges face LGBT elders and youth

Still from the documentary "Gen Silent"
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Most people face challenges as they reach their retirement years. But those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender face special problems. Two non-profit agencies in Kalamazoo County have developed a new resource guide to help LGBT elders navigate those issues. Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center Executive Director Zach Bauer says it created the guide in cooperation with the Area Agency on Aging.

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