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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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WMUK News
10:17 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Snyder Speaks to Kalamazoo Republicans

Governor Rick Snyder holds what he describes as a list of Republican achievements in Michigan during his speech.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder spoke in Kalamazoo Friday evening at a dinner sponsored by the Kalamazoo County Republican Party, praising the economic improvement he says the state’s seen on his watch and taking questions from audience members.

The event took place at the Pine West event center on South Eleventh Street.

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Local Music
6:26 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

LHI Live: A global good time with An Dro

An Dro
Credit C Lieurance

On WMUK's Let's Hear It, An Dro's Jim Spalink, Fred Willson, Michele Venegas, and Carolyn Koebel play together and discuss the many influences that come together to forge the band's unique sound. 

Listen for several original tune sets, and the stories behind them - road trips, festivals, and family lore.

  An Dro will appear at the Old Dog Tavern on Saturday, March 1 for the new Michigan Global Roots Music Festival. Hours are 11 am - 2 pm. 

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