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.

WMUK

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. 

WMU University Relations

All eyes were on the nation’s capital this summer for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Now Kalamazoo will have its own celebration marking the snowy night 50 years ago that King spoke at Western Michigan University, just four months after that historic address in Washington, D.C.

Allan G. Johnson

Author Allan Johnson says says privilege is at the heart of the nation’s problems with race and gender. Johnson, who is the author of "Privilege, Power and Difference," will give a public presentation on “Unraveling the Knot of Race” on Thursday, September 19th, at 5:30 p.m.

Searching for Sugar Man Facebook page

The fantastical story of how Detroit-based folk musician Sixto Rodriguez, unknown in the U.S., suddenly found himself a big sensation overseas is the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man which will be shown Wednesday at Western Michigan University.

Unnatural Causes

Did you know that your zip code says a lot about your health? In fact, it is “the most important risk factor” in determining our wellness, according to Dr. Adewale Troutman, president of the American Public Health Association in Washington, in an interview with WMUK's Earlene McMichael for WestSouthwest. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on health inequities.

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