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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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
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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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Martin Luther King Jr.
8:14 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

WestSouthwest: A Coloma man remembers MLK and the March on Washington

Harold Bragg
Credit Melvin Earl Rutherford

    

WestSouthwest with Harold Bragg

Retired school teacher Harold Bragg was at the historic March on Washington in 1963. He was back in the nation's capital this past summer to mark the 50th anniversary of that march and Martin Luther King Junior's "I have a dream" speech. 

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Literacy
1:01 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

WestSouthwest: Reading Ambassador Walter Dean Myers

Button used to promote Myers's visit to the Kalamazoo Public Library
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Walter Dean Myers

Award-winning children's author Walter Dean Myers, 76, has met famous people in his lifetime, like Langston Hughes and James Baldwin. These days, the New York Times-best-selling writer is on a mission to meet children from low-income backgrounds. He's encouraging them to read as he travels across the country as the 2012 Ambassador for Young People's Literature. It's a role that brought Myers to Kalamazoo this summer. 

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