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5:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Poet and Author Kevin Coval Makes Youth Poetry "Louder Than A Bomb"

Kevin Coval
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Growing up during the era of 80's hip-hop, Kevin Coval had his eyes opened to a world of poetry he never knew existed by dissecting the lyrics of his favorite artists.

"I started writing because I wanted to rap, but I  realized very quickly that was not the best idea," he says. "Hip hop really opened me to a nontraditional canon of verse that was contemporary and working class and explored the spectrum of human experience as opposed to just talking about birchwood and roses."

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WMUK News
12:42 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Animal Services, Humane Society Hope to Share One Building

KCASE Director Steve Lawrence holds one of the shelter's kittens.
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WMUK reports on plans for a new Kalamazoo animal shelter

Kalamazoo could see the quality of its animal services, public and private, transformed in the next few years.

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June 19, 2014
7:39 am
Thu June 19, 2014

WestSouthwest June 19, 2014

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On WestSouthwest we hear from two Republican candidates. One for state House and one for Congress. 

WestSouthwest for June 19, 2014

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Election 2014
7:37 am
Thu June 19, 2014

WSW: Challenger Says He Says Rep. Justin Amash "On the Run"

Brian Ellis
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WestSouthwest with Brian Ellis

Businessman Brian Ellis says he's not worried about what the polls show now, he's only concerned about the results in the August 5th Republican primary.

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Election 2014
7:31 am
Thu June 19, 2014

WSW: Republican State House Candidate Dave Maturen

Dave Maturen
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WestSouthwest with Dave Maturen

    

The chairman of Kalamazoo County's Board of Commissioners says he wants to bring his experience and record to the state Legislature. 

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