Chris Killian

Correspondent

Chris Killian is a freelance journalist with nearly a decade of experience at WMUK, the Kalamazoo Gazette, the Grand Rapids Press, the Christian Science Monitor and other online and print publications.

His Swing State Stories project took him through many of the battleground states before the 2012 election. on his off hours, Killian  he plays his Martin DX-1 acoustic guitar and continues his quest to make the perfect lemon meringue pie.

Swing State Stories: http://www.swingstatestories.com

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WMUK News
2:44 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

How Military Familes Cope

Cecilia Mallette and Anne Flanders
Credit Chris Killian

Chris Killian reports on how the families of deployed troops cope with the stress of separation

Behind every deployed service-member there’s a family tending the home fires, waiting for a phone call from a son or daughter, a brother or sister, a husband or wife.

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WMUK News
11:21 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Coming Home From the War

Disabled American Veterans memorial in downtown Kalamazoo.
Credit WMUK

Chris Killian hears from two veterans living in the Kalamazoo area

Mike Hoss remembers a time when, in a split-second, he jumped from Michigan back into combat in Afghanistan. A bag of trash lay under the Stadium Drive overpass on US 131 as he and his wife drove past.

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Homeless Veterans
4:30 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WSW: A Veteran Looking to Help Homeless in Portland, Maine

A Stand Down for Veterans event to address issues of homelessness among vets in Massachusetts
Credit FEMA Photo Library/Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with story by Chris Killian

 (This story has been updated.)   

In Portland, Maine a veteran spends his nights trying to find the city's homeless, so he can help. Kalamazoo reporter and WMUK Correspondent Chris Killian followed along. 

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WMUK News
11:40 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Remembering "Bloody Sunday"

Alabama state troopers break up a demonstration march in Selma in March 1965 on what is known as Bloody Sunday
Credit AP Photo

There is a bridge in Selma, Alabama, that crosses the wide river that shares the state’s name. The bridge is unassuming but it played a critical role in the nation’s struggle for civil rights.

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Arts & More
3:15 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

The real lobstermen of Maine

Lobstermen Chip Zeiner and Tim Yonuschot aboard the 'Helen D'
Credit Chris Killian

The TV ads often pretend that those lobsters you just ate are hauled from the sea by smiling guys on neat and sparkling boats. Reality is rather different, as Kalamazoo writer Chris Killian discovered when he visited two lobstermen in Maine.

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