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K-College Commencement
6:35 am
Fri June 13, 2014

K-College Commencement Speaker Ray Suarez on Journalism and Education

Kalamazoo College graduation file photo
Credit Kalamazoo College

Interview with Ray Suarez - web version

Ray Suarez had a long career in public radio and television before he left for Al Jazeera America last year. 

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Station News
6:34 am
Fri June 13, 2014

WMUK Freelancer Nancy Camden Leaves For Wisconsin

Nancy Camden on location in Kalamazoo
Credit Brian Petersen

Radio and oral history producer Nancy Camden joined our arts and culture team in 2010 at age 60. Since then she's been creating sound rich audio features for our Arts & More program: mostly local history and human interest stories.

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WMUK News
10:47 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Drones Draw Protest to Battle Creek

Anti-drone marchers walking in southwest Michigan
Credit Maya Evans / Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Since the terror attacks in September 2001, the U.S. has increasingly used un-piloted aircraft to watch, and often attack, those considered to be enemies. But the use of what some call “drones” has been controversial. That controversy is headed to the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek this weekend as anti-drone activists end a march that began in Chicago.

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SW Michigan
2:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

WMU Helps Detroit Get "Lean"

WMU's Waldo Library
Credit WMUK

The City of Detroit hopes to get some help in Kalamazoo as it works its way through bankruptcy. It hopes students and staff at a program at Western Michigan University can help the city become more efficient.

Teams from Western's Integrated Supply Management Program are working on how Detroit handles maintenance and supplies. University officials say the teams will give Detroit leaders recommendations on ways to make operations "leaner".

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Farming
10:20 am
Thu June 12, 2014

No Bees No Fruit: Why Bees Are Essential To Farmers

Ann Sharkey inspects her hive on WMUK correspondent Joan Donaldson's organic fruit farm
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Despite the media’s out-pouring of articles about “colony collapse disorder” and about how pesticides are killing off bees, visitors to my organic blueberry farm often have not connected the dots between bees and fruit. 

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