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Citizen Scientists
7:22 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

WSW: Encore Magazine Profiles Citizen Scientists

Lindsey Parkinson, an intern at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, releases a blue jay, after it was banded last fall
Credit Encore Magazine/Erik Holladay

WestSouthwest with Tiffany Fitzgerald

Writer Tiffany Fitzgerald examined some of the work being done by "citizen scientists" in Southwest Michigan. 

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The American Way of Eating
7:17 am
Tue March 4, 2014

WSW: The American Way of Eating

Broccoli Crops in King City, California
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Tracie McMillan

Tracie McMillan wanted to find out what happens to food before it reaches the table and how income and lifestyle impact what we eat. 

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Fine Art
6:35 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Old Prison Turned Into Artist Apartments

Jean Weir's studio gallery
Nancy Camden

Jackson, Michigan is the site of one of the most unique re-purposed buildings in the country—from prison to armory to 62 artist-friendly apartments.

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Crafts
6:32 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Founders Beer Made Into Soap

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“We get beautiful beer that we really should be drinking, but instead it ends up in soap,” says Kim Sanwald of Brickyard Farms in Delton.

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WMUK News
10:43 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Kalamazoo Considers Extending Urban Trail Downtown

A snow-covered section of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail left of a driveway near Willard Street.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

This could be a decisive year for Kalamazoo’s urban trails. That’s because the city is likely to vote on proposals to extend the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail through the city’s downtown. But while extending the trail is a popular idea, it may prove tough to find a path everyone can agree on.

Deputy City Manager Jeff Chamberlain sits at a table in his office at city hall. He points to lines traced over a map of downtown Kalamazoo, which show the path of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.

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