Not everyone would choose to live in an old travel trailer in the middle of winter, but for Tyler Bradley—the front man for the Kalamazoo band Cold Mountain Child—it was the perfect place for songwriting. 

Courtesy Mary Brodbeck

On Tuesday, March 31st, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will screen Becoming Made, a documentary by Kalamazoo artist Mary Brodbeck on the history, passion and unique process behind Japanese woodblock printmaking. And the story behind the documentary is nearly as fascinating as the film itself.


On this edition of WestSouthwest, a Battle Creek man raising questions about cancer treatment and the debate over Michigan's energy policy. 


So-Min Kang

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Michael Christie to lead its next Symphonic Series concert. Mr. Christie is the current director of the Minnesota Opera, which recently premiered The Manchurian Candidate in a second collaboration with composer Kevin Puts, who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Silent Night, their first opera together.


As the state looks to develop a new energy policy, Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow wrote recently that "a path to minimal change is visible."