Earlene McMichael

Morning Edition Host

Earlene McMichael became WMUK's local host of NPR's Morning Edition in August 2012. A former, long-time Kalamazoo Gazette editor, reporter, and columnist, she was a news anchor at WHCU-FM when it was owned by Cornell University, her alma mater.

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8:05 am
Thu July 10, 2014

WSW: Remembering Author Walter Dean Myers

Credit Foundation for Newark's Future

WestSoutwest with Walter Dean Myers

Last year Walter Dean Myers came to Kalamazoo as part of a cross-country tour to promote literacy among young people. 

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Literacy Council
7:37 am
Tue May 20, 2014

WSW: Wiping Out Adult Illiteracy

Anthony Everson, a 53-year-old warehouse worker from Kalamazoo, and his tutor, Carl Ill, a retired principal and English teacher, work together in March. They've been meeting for the last 1 1/2 years.
Credit Earlene McMichael, WMUK

WestSouthwest for May 21st

The Kalamazoo Adult Literacy Council says not being able to read is an invisible impairment -- or at least one easy to conceal. 

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Tuskegee Exhibit
8:07 am
Tue April 15, 2014

A 'Theater on Wheels' Rolls Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit into Battle Creek

The "Rise Above" traveling exhibit about the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation's first black military fighter pilots, comes to Battle Creek starting this week
Credit redtail.org

Interview with Barb Shambach - web version

The Tuskegee Airmen have been the subject of movies on the small and big screens, but still not everyone knows their importance to America. 

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Julian Bond
7:32 am
Wed January 29, 2014

WSW: Civil rights icon Julian Bond

Julian Bond (left) and Martin Luther King Jr. casting ballots for Bond in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Julian Bond

Long-time civil rights activist Julian Bond will speak at Albion College on Thursday. 

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Julian Bond
7:39 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Julian Bond on civil rights history and future

Julian Bond speaking in Detroit in 2007 - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Julian Bond

    

The civil rights icon speaks Thursday at Albion College as part of the 2014 MLK Convocation

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