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10:09 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Author Rachel Kushner Discusses Being Called "Doctor" And Her "Shared Destiny" with Kalamazoo

Rachel Kushner
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Hear an interview with Rachel Kushner

Writer Rachel Kushner can call any number of places home - Oregon, where she was born, San Francisco, where she was raised, New York, where she attended grad school and was a magazine editor - but it's Kalamazoo where she feels a special kinship.

"Maybe there's something about that," Kushner muses. Me and Kalamazoo have some kind of shared destiny."

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Music
4:55 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Pat Donohue to Play Cooper's Glen Music Festival

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Hear a fuller interview with Pat Donohue

Songwriter Pat Donohue is best known as the guitarist for The Guys All Star Shoe Band which plays on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion

About nine years ago, he took home a Grammy for his work on Pink Guitar—a compilation album of music by Henry Mancini. And among his numerous other awards, Donohue was named National Finger Picking Guitar Champion. 

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Local Music
4:37 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Kal Singers director previews 'A Fireside Valentine'

The Kalamazoo Singers
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The director of the Kalamazoo Singers, Rick Phelps, recently spoke with WMUK's Cara Lieurance about a concert called 'A Fireside Valentine: Songs to Warm the Heart on a Cold Night.'

The members of the Kalamazoo Singers come from all walks of life, he says.

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WMUK News
4:36 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Schools Announces Student TB Case

Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice speaks at a press conference Thursday about a KPS student with active TB.

About 300 students and staff from Kalamazoo Central High School can expect to undergo a skin test for tuberculosis next week. That’s because they might have been exposed to the disease by a student from Central who, Kalamazoo Public Schools confirmed today, has a case of active TB.

KPS learned about the case last Friday from a hospital treating the student, says Kalamazoo County Public Health Department Director  Linda Vail.

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Local Music
4:11 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Jon Boyd
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Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life of Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a violinist by training who created one of the most popular pieces of the turn of the last century, Hiawatha's Wedding Feast.

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