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3:51 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Kalamazoo Preschool Program Wins Big Grant

Credit Kalamazoo Learning Network

A preschool program that helps get kids in Kalamazoo ready for kindergarten has won a large grant. Kalamazoo County Ready 4's will get $542,412 from the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo. It says the money will be used for a program to three-year-olds and their families in Kalamazoo's Northside and Douglas neighborhoods.

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Station News
3:47 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

WMUK at the KIA Art Fair

WMUK staff will be at the Art Fair in downtown Kalamazoo.  Our tent is on the south side of the Rotary Band Shell in Bronson Park.  Stop by to pick up one of our new tote-bags and talk with staff.  We'll be in the park until 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

  

WMUK News
11:21 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Coming Home From the War

Disabled American Veterans memorial in downtown Kalamazoo.
Credit WMUK

Chris Killian hears from two veterans living in the Kalamazoo area

Mike Hoss remembers a time when, in a split-second, he jumped from Michigan back into combat in Afghanistan. A bag of trash lay under the Stadium Drive overpass on US 131 as he and his wife drove past.

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Theatre
7:35 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Seedy Night Club Struggles Through Nazi Era Berlin in Musical “Cabaret”

Credit courtesy of Farmers Alley Theatre

Hear the interview with Kathy Mulay, Dirk Lumbard, and Barbara Marineau on WMUK's "Let's Hear It"

Friday is opening night for the musical Cabaret at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo. It takes place in a seedy night club during pre-Nazi era Berlin. 

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Arts & More
7:30 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Artist of the Month: Furniture Designer Jake Blok

Jake Blok shows off his techniques. The furniture designer graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design in 2013.
Erin Williams WMUK

At an age when most kids were still trying to make simple cabins out of Lincoln Logs, carpenter and furniture designer Jake Blok was learning how to measure and cut real wood.

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