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Egypt
9:06 am
Wed May 14, 2014

WSW: Young People and Changing Culture in Egypt

This photo was taken in December of aculpture of an upside down Eagle created by a graffiti artist in Cairo, Egypt.
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Osama Madany

    

Professor Osama Madany says the younger generation in Egypt felt forgotten by older, patriarchal leaders. 

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

For Better Safety, Treat Bikes as Vehicles, Memorial Rider Says

Credit Richard Durdl / Flickr

Paul Wells discusses what people need to know about bike safety

Participants in Kalamazoo Bike Week’s annual Ride of Silence hope the event, held in memory of those killed or injured on a bike in the last year, can be a teaching moment on safety.

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WestSouthwest
2:28 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

WSW: From Foster Care to Graduation and Beyond

2013 Fostering Success Summit
Credit Fostering Success, Western Michigan University

WestSouthwest with Maddy Day

A statewide summit on foster care and a special movie screening are being held this week in Kalamazoo. 

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Hobbies & Farming
6:48 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Beekeepers Mourn But Remain Fascinated With Nature's Pollinators

Patricia Grupp inspecting her bee hive after the long, cold winter
Credit Nancy Camden

The honey bee in the United States is suffering stress from pesticides, mites and what is termed Colony Collapse Disorder. Adding to that stress was this year’s long, cold winter which was fatal to many local bee colonies.

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Astronomy/Space
6:47 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Desert Telescope To Let Kalamazoo Astronomers Stargaze Year Round

Kalamazoo Astronomical Society President Richard Bell shows some of the photos taken from the Arizona Sky Village during a presentation in April.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

UPDATE: Thanks to an Irving S. Gilmore Foundation grant, the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society has now funded 88 percent of the project.

The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is raising money for a robotic telescope that will broadcast images of the night sky from one of the best star gazing sites in the country. 

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