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Climate change
1:55 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

WestSouthwest: A conservative solution to climate change

Bob Inglis
Credit Energy and Enterprise Initiative

Interview with Bob Inglis

Former Congressman Bob Inglis tells WMUK's Andy Robins that we're approaching climate change thewrong way. 

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WMU
1:44 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

WestSouthwest: WMU President John Dunn

John Dunn - file
Credit WMUK

Interview with President John Dunn - air version

Western Michigan University's President sits down with WMUK's Gordon Evans and Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Yvonne Zipp for this week's WestSouthwest.

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WMUK News
6:55 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Assistant Battle Creek city manager picked as new Kalamazoo City Manager

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Emily Monacelli

Kalamazoo City Commissioners have unanimously voted to offer the city manager's job to Assistant Battle Creek City Manager Jim Ritsema. 

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Poetry
3:53 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Poet thinks about the world of birds and the less-than-ideal life

Poet Gail Martin
Credit Freshwater Photography

Poet and psychologist Gail Martin will hold a reading Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at Portage District Library for her new book Begin Empty-Handed, which won this year’s Perugia Press Prize. Perugia Press publishes poetry by up-and-coming female poets every year. 

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WMUK News
2:09 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Speaking out for banned books

Volunteer reader at the 2012 KPL "Banned Book Read-Out"
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

It may be a backhanded compliment to the importance of the old fashioned book that so many are still challenged or banned each year. The American Library Association says there were 464 reports of book censorship last year. The ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom says the top ten most banned or challenged books in 2012 included the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey; E.L. James’ steamy Fifty Shades of Grey; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni; and Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

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