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3:28 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Feeding Wild Birds: Poetry that puts humans back in nature

Kalamazoo poet Rob Haight reading from his book 'Feeding Wild Birds' in the WMUK studio.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Kalamazoo poet Rob Haight will read from his new book of poetry Feeding Wild Birds at Michigan News Agency on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Haight mostly writes about the animals, plants, and seasons of Southwest Michigan. He’s known for his ability to relate nature to the human experience.

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WMUK News
10:58 am
Sun August 4, 2013

Reading ‘ambassador’ brings national tour to Kalamazoo

Walter Dean Myers mingles at a Read Across America Day event
Credit Foundation for Newark's Future

The Kalamazoo area’s renewed push for literacy will get a boost from a national champion. For two days, New York Times best-selling young-adult author Walter Dean Myers will speak and sign books at the Kalamazoo Public Library. It is part of his cross-country tour as the 2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Hobbies
6:44 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Community gardens grow in Kalamazoo

The Roots of Knowledge Community Garden at Woodward Elementary School.
Credit Maggie Kane

The city of Kalamazoo has become a hotbed for community gardens, with over 35 on record. Neighbors look to gardening for outdoor entertainment and relationship building – and as a way to get everyone eating their veggies.

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Fine Art
6:06 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Think paper is boring? The Paper Guild might change your mind

Handmade paper by Joan Khaled. (This photo has been edited to make details more visible)
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Though we’ve become a digital society, there’s still probably at least a few pieces of paper in your desk or a receipt in your car. In some ways, paper reminds us of the drudgery of daily life: memos, school papers, to-do lists. But spend just a few minutes with The Paper Guild in Kalamazoo and paper might amaze you.

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Hobbies
3:50 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Kids learn bike independence through Open Roads

Two boys grab a tire at the Fixapalooza workshop
Credit Nancy Camden

The Open Roads Bike Program teaches kids how to work on their bikes. Through a Kalamazoo Community Foundation workshop, Ethan Alexander created the five-year-old program. 

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