Michigan unemployment rate
6:43 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate unchanged in Saturday

Credit WMUK

Michigan's unemployment rate was unchanged in January. 

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12:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Grassroots celebrates 35 years

Lorraine Caron (left) and Mark Sahlgren (right) at the 2013 Cooper's Glen Music Festival at the Radisson Plaza in Kalamazoo.
Zolton Cohen

Grassroots celebrated its 35th anniversary recently at Cooper's Glen Great Lakes Acoustic Music Festival. Since its inception, Grassroots has been playing its self-described mix of "real music for real people" across the region no matter what.

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Kenyan Elections
9:10 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Paw Paw Couple observes election in Kenya, could be there for run-off

Line outside polling station in Lumakanda
Credit Peacemaking in Africa Blog

A Paw Paw couple worked as election observers on Monday in Kenya. It was the first election held in the African nation since a new Constitution was ratified. Joe and Kathy Ossman spoke by Skype with WMUK's Gordon Evans on Tuesday morning.

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8:18 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Battle Creek a "Beacon Community"

Battle Creek City Hall (file photo)
Credit WMUK

Battle Creek is the first city in the nation chosen to be a “Beacon Community”. More than a hundred area leaders began meeting Tuesday, March 5th, to learn about the three-year project organizers hope will help deal with community problems. 

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7:32 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

The Submission: A book about 9/11, that's not actually about 9/11

Author Amy Waldman
Credit Pieter M. Van Hattem

In 2011, Amy Waldman’s debut novel The Submission, made its way onto numerous “best” lists. Esquire Magazine named it the book of the year, and NPR called it one of the year’s top ten. Since then, The Submission has been part of many communities’ reading programs, and is now the Kalamazoo Public Library’s Reading Together selection.

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