1:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

WMU celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos

An altar honoring Cuban-American novelist Oscar Jerome Hijuelos
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Friday, November 1st is the first day of El Dia De Los Muertos—a Mexican holiday honoring the dead and celebrating their souls yearly visit to Earth. Though it’s called “The Day of the Dead,” the holiday actually lasts two days: the first day honors children and the second day is for adults.

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Fine Art
3:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Weaver uses color memory to make landscapes, other abstracts

Kalamazoo weaver Nancy Crampton has at least six looms in her home studio. When she and her husband got married a loom was one of the only things they had.

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Local Music
10:32 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Joel Mabus conjures up 'Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations'

Joel Mabus

As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It, Joel Mabus joins Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda Studio to play tunes and songs and chat about his most recent recording project, Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations.

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Portage City election
8:10 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Election 2013: Portage City Council

Portage City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Report by WMUK's Andy Robins

Portage voters will elect at least one new member to the City Council next week. Six candidates are running for the three City Council seats in Portage this year. 

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Kalamazoo city election
10:23 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Election 2013: Kalamazoo City Commission

Kalamazoo City Commission forum at WMU's Fetzer Center
Credit WMUK

Kalamazoo City Commission candidate forum recorded October 29th

Voters in Kalamazoo will elect at least one new member to the city commission this November. Six incumbents and nine challengers are on the ballot. 

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