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9:03 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

A Dream Play: A surreal play on why humans suffer

Alexander Ross as The Officer and Emma Franzel as Agnes
Credit Lanny Potts

This week, Kalamazoo College will attempt to stage what’s considered to be an un-stageable play. A Dream Play by August Strindberg is more than 100 years old and takes place almost entirely in a dream.

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Arts & More
4:41 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Pressing fresh apple cider on a fall afternoon

Joan Donaldson makes sure the cider goes in the jug while her husband John turns the crank of the cider press
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The grinder whirs as it slashes apples into pomace, and the chopped apples fall into a nylon mesh bag that lines the barrel of our small cider press. I drop more fruit into the hopper and already, juice puddles on the wooden platform that holds the barrel.

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Ned Sublette
6:46 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Author and Musician Ned Sublette on "The American Slave Coast"

Ned Sublette
Credit Courtesy photo

Interview with Ned Sublette

Ned Sublette says his next book The American Slave Coast grew out of his previous work. 

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Health Care
1:35 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Upton says website problems raise other concerns about "Obamacare

Fred Upton - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Fred Upton - air version

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the website "should have been the easy part" of launching the new health care law. 

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Culture
1:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

WMU celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos

An altar honoring Cuban-American novelist Oscar Jerome Hijuelos
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Friday, November 1st is the first day of El Dia De Los Muertos—a Mexican holiday honoring the dead and celebrating their souls yearly visit to Earth. Though it’s called “The Day of the Dead,” the holiday actually lasts two days: the first day honors children and the second day is for adults.

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