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12:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Kalamazoo attempts to break world record with most zombies dancing to Thriller

The 2011 Thrill the World event in Kalamazoo
Credit Thrill the World Kalamazoo

Hear about Thrill the World Kalamazoo

Around the world, thousands of people dressed as zombies will dance to Michael Jackson’s song Thriller on Saturday. Kalamazoo is participating in the attempt to set a world record for the most people dancing to the song at the same time. 

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Local Music
12:00 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Battle Creek group learns ukulele through jam sessions

Members of the Battle Creek Ukulele Group jam together at Your Local Yarn Shop in Battle Creek.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear about the Battle Creek Ukulele Group

Your Local Yarn Shop in Battle Creek isn’t usually open on Sundays. But every third Sunday of the month, the shop opens its doors for the Battle Creek Ukulele Group also known as B.U.G.S. 

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Local Authors
12:00 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Graphic novel "Swallow Me Whole" by Nate Powell

Annie Kelley and Andy Fitzpatrick's review of 'Swallow Me Whole'

Nate Powell’s Swallow Me Whole won an Eisner award for best graphic novel. Powell’s artwork will be on display at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center until October 26th. WMUK’s graphic novel experts Annie Kelley and Andy Fitzpatrick of the Battle Creek Enquirer talked about Swallow Me Whole in this review:

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Culture
12:00 am
Tue October 16, 2012

The Resilience Project breaks down age barriers

Barbara Jones pointing out the art kite she made with Cristina Bryant
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear from participants in the Resilience program

At Friendship Village, the dining hall is a place for seniors to relax and chat with their friends. But for the past few months, a handful of seniors had dinner with unlikely guests—Western Michigan University students. The Resilience Project pairs seniors with WMU Seita Scholars—college students who have aged out of foster care—and Kalamazoo Promise students for a cross-generational experience.

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Politics
3:15 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Swing State Stories: Michigan

Felix Rosado saws wood at Detroit's WARM Training Center
Credit Chris Killian

We hear a lot about issues in the run up to next month’s presidential election. But the issues that the candidates are talking about aren’t necessarily the ones of most concern to everyday people. Independent journalist Chris Killian of Kalamazoo is in the midst of his Swing State Stories cross-country tour to find out what is on the minds of voters. He stopped recently in the Saugatuck-Douglas area on his way through Michigan.

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