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11:06 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

City Commissioners Propose Anti-Poverty Plan

Attendees wait for seats at a packed City Commission meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo City Commissioners say community involvement would be  key to the effectiveness of a proposed anti-poverty initiative.

Commissioners Don Cooney and Stephanie Moore introduced plans for a program called Kalamazoo United for Shared Prosperity or KUSP at a packed meeting at City Hall last night. Among other ideas, they suggested creating a task force to consider solutions and expanding local data collection after the example of Calhoun County’s Coordinating Council.

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Film
9:50 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Unknown Known: The Elusive Donald Rumsfeld

The Unknown Known takes its title from a 2004 Pentagon memo sent by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The movie plays at the Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers through May 3rd.

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Astronomy/Space
11:30 am
Fri April 11, 2014

See the Blood Red Moon During Tuesday's Lunar Eclipse

Credit Spaceweather.com

Hear the full interview with Richard Bell and Mike Sinclair of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society

Early Tuesday morning the full moon will move into the Earth’s shadow.

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WMUK News
5:48 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

Couple exchanges marriage vows in Ann Arbor.
Credit Suzanne Siner

Friday, Aprill 11th, is the Day of Silence, a national event that protests the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their supporters.

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Local Music
3:15 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Schyler Sheltrown on Bach Fest vocal competition, musical grounding

Schyler Sheltrown
Credit Schyler Sheltrown

A vocal performance major at Michigan State University who intends to pursue an operatic career, Schyler Sheltrown talks to Cara Lieurance about her musical mentors, including current teacher Melanie Helton and her high school instructor, David Hook.

Schyler details her experience at the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalist Competition. She also shares insight into the practice of opera singing and the music she prepared for the competition. 

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