Asia
7:35 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Chinese Grandfather Models Teen Girls' Clothes

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Leading with a great pair of legs helps to make it as a model. And apparently, being a 72-year-old granddad doesn't hurt. Liu Xianping advised his granddaughter on her fashion business and thoughts on mix and match, then he modeled the look. The photos went viral. Sales skyrocketed. Here's how to get the look. Pile on the layers and lace and his signature thigh-high red stockings. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
6:52 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Drought Hurts U.S. Grain Exporters, Market Share

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And now for today's business bottom line. Last summer's drought has brought bad news this fall - low crop yields, especially of corn; plus higher prices, and a prediction from the Department of Agriculture that corn exports will be at a 40-year low. The U.S. still is the world's biggest supplier of corn. But this year, American exporters won't be quite as dominant as usual, in the global corn market. From Missouri, Abbie Fentress Swanson reports on the impact this is having.

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Middle East
6:34 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Push For Diplomatic Solution In Gaza Ramps Up

Originally published on Sun November 25, 2012 9:51 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

Even as talk grows louder about a possible truce, intense air assaults went back and forth over the Israeli and Gaza border today. More Palestinians were killed overnight, pushing the death toll for days of fighting to over 100 for Palestinians and three Israelis.

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Theatre
8:00 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

The play "Nuncrackers" continues the story of "Nunsense"

Credit Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Listen to a preview of "Nuncrackers"

In 1985, the musical comedy Nunsense began a ten year off-Broadway run. Several sequels later the Christmas musical Nuncrackers was born. A local production of the spoof opens Friday at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

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Film
1:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Life of Pi: A visually ravishing film with deep spiritual themes

Movie poster for Life of Pi

Listen to James Sanford's review of "Life of Pi"

There are plenty of moviegoers who complain that originality is an endangered species at the multiplex. They need to spend some time with director Ang Lee

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BBC World Service

Often acknowledged as the largest news-gathering organization in the world, the BBC World Service supports correspondents and gathers stories around the world.  WMUK dips into this stream of information several times during the week.

Morning Edition

Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition.  Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts.  All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories.

Film
7:00 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Room 237: Symbolism of the Holocaust in horror movie "The Shining"

Movie poster for Room 237

Listen to Dr. Jeffrey Cocks' analysis of "The Shining"

Albion history professor Geoffrey Cocks is going to be in a documentary about director Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining. The Shining is about a family staying in a haunted hotel, where evil spirits convince the father to murder his wife and son. I know what you’re thinking, what does a history professor have to do with a horror flick?

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Jazz at Lincoln Center

For twenty five years, Jazz at Lincoln Center has been a showcase for the art and soul of jazz -- through music, words, and spectacular live performances.

Bob Edwards Weekend

Bob Edwards, long an icon of public radio, brings his thought-provoking style, acerbic wit and delightful humor to interviews with a wide range of guests.  "Bob Edwards Weekend" is the best of Bob's programs produced through the week for Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Hailed as one of the best orchestras in the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra provides weekly concert broadcasts from Symphony Center in Chicago - hosted by Lisa Simeone.

Acoustic Café

Acoustic Café is two hours of contemporary acoustic music produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart in Ann Arbor.  Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today's great songwriting talents. Along with the music, Rob features one artist or group each week with an in-depth studio interview and performance.  Acoustic Café is an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC.

Jazz with Bob Parlocha

Legendary Jazz expert Bob Parlocha presents mainstream Jazz to keep WMUK listeners company overnight.

Cara Lieurance

Cara Lieurance presents classical music as a living art form.  Often joined in the studio by musicians and composers who are performing in southwest Michigan, Cara also features new recordings from the WMUK record library.

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday evenings Tues-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with volunteer Dave Marlatt.

Email: cara.lieurance (at) wmich.edu

Film
2:30 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Lincoln: A theatrical tribute to an important figure in U.S. history

Movie poster for

Listen to James Sanford's review of "Lincoln"

In case you think Congressional gridlock is some sort of 21st century invention, director Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln should convince you otherwise. The recent battles over health care and debt ceilings are not all that different than the sort of storms President Abraham Lincoln faced in 1865 when he was trying to drum up support for the 13th amendment to the Constitution, which formally abolished slavery.

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Politics
2:40 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Swing State Stories: Final Thoughts

Ann Perkins-Parrott in her Durango, Colorado, bookstore
Credit Chris Killian

For the two months before last week’s election, Kalamazoo journalist Chris Killian crossed the nation to ask people what they thought about the issues at stake. His Swing State Stories project included a major article for the Christian Science Monitor and reports for WMUK. Now he reflects on a desire that was expressed in town after town along the way for less partisanship and more cooperation.

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Alma Latina

Alma Latina has served Spanish-speaking listeners in southwest Michigan with music and community information for decades.  Produced by Martin Klemm in the WMUK studios, the show is hosted by Miguel (Mike) Ramirez.

Jack Perlstein

Jack Perlstein presents an engaging mix of classical music favorites midday throughout the week.

The Thistle & Shamrock

Created in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands by Fiona Ritchie, The Thistle & Shamrock explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America. You'll hear well-established and newly emerging recording artists along with in-studio guests, all surveying familiar territory and leading you to more distant landscapes and genres.

Thistle is your weekly bridge between the established architects of Celtic roots music and the rising generation of musicians. Fiona is fascinated by the place where this music meets the world, so you can expect to hear her investigate its influences in World and contemporary music too. Beyond that, have no expectations in particular. Just wait and see where the music takes you.

The Pure Drop

WMUK's Cara Lieurance and volunteer host Dave Marlatt serve up traditional music from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.  Their collection of tunes goes back to immigrant recordings of the early 20th Century and spans new artists performing in the tradition.

Grassroots

Grassroots is two hours of acoustic music chosen and presented by Mark Sahlgren and Darcy Wilkin.  Centered on Bluegrass and traditional American songs, Grassroots also explores the work of contemporary singer/songwriters and instrumentalists.

All Things Considered

In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.

Culture
5:30 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Beautifully Wrapped: The Fashion Tradition and Culture of Head Wrapping

Zarinah El-Amin Naeem helps Janet Clawson try out a few styles
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Listen to "Beautifully Wrapped: The Fashion Tradition and Culture of Head Wrapping"

The exhibit Beautifully Wrapped: the Fashion Tradition and Culture of Head Wrapping is on display at the Black Arts and Cultural Center until the end of this month. The exhibit has pictures of women from all over the world wearing head wraps. 

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Local Authors
5:15 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Combat Veterans Writing Group to read in honor of Veteran's Day

Listen to the Combat Veterans' Writing Group

In the fall of 2009, Kalamazoo writer Margaret von Steinen started a Combat Veterans Writing Group that meets twice a month at the Portage District Library. The group will read from their work at the library Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in honor of Veteran’s Day.

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WMUK is owned and operated by Western Michigan University and broadcasts at an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts at 102.1 FM. We are a non-profit public radio station and charter member of National Public Radio (NPR) .

Klay Woodworth began his time with WMUK in 1990 as a classical music host and weekend operator.  Over the years, Klay took over the supervision of daily operations and was named Program Director for WMUK in 2000. Klay is an active musician and avid pedestrian.

Email: klayton.woodworth (at) wmuk.org     Phone: (269) 387 5725

Jack began working at WMUK as a WMU music student in 1973.  He was a member of the United States Army Field Band, Washington, DC from 1974 - 1977, and returned to WMUK as a producer/announcer in 1978. Jack was an announcer and programmer for WITF-TV/FM in Harrisburg, PA from 1983-1984. In 1984 he became Music Director of WWFM /WWNJ, The Classical Network, in Trenton, New Jersey. Jack returned to WMUK in 1999.

Book Arts
2:30 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Deep Wood Press the brings art back into printing literature

Samples of works from Deep Wood Press
Credit Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Listen to Chad Pastotnik of Deep Wood Press

For 20 years, Chad Pastotnik has printed handmade books in Mancelona, Michigan. Pastotnik’s exhibit 20 Years of Deep Wood Press will be at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center through the end of this month. He uses a lot of natural fibers in his work, but one common ingredient is missing.

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Theatre
9:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

"Ruined" sheds light on sexual violence during civil war in the Congo

WMU students Tina Pinson, Marrisa Harrington and Eddie Coleman.
Credit WMU Theatre Dept.

A preview for WMU's production of "Ruined"

Western Michigan University theater students will perform the Pulitzer prize winning drama, Ruined Thursday night.

“The play takes place in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo," says Director Awoye Timpo. "And it’s all about the lives of the men and women who have been affected by the war that’s been going on there.”

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