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.

Officials say infected plants must be immediately thrown out to avoid damaging healthy ones

Earlene McMichael, WMUK

This edition of WestSouthwest is a rebroadcast of a special program on adult illiteracy. 


Three Doctors Foundation

A boyhood vow that three inner-city youngsters made to help each other succeed led to the trio all reaching their goal of becoming medical doctors or dentists. Along the way they also became New York Times-bestselling authors. Now Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation brings their timely message of using teamwork to solve problems to Kalamazoo on Wednesday, July 30. It's part of its “Re2pect Your Community” event.

Foundation for Newark's Future

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

Earlene McMichael, WMUK

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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