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Poetry
6:54 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Poet, former Chilean activist releases new book

Poet Mariela Griffor

Poet Mariela Griffor grew up in Chile where she became a political activist against the military dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s and 80s. Now Griffor lives with her family near Detroit where she serves as the Michigan Consul to Chile.

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Biking
10:04 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Kalamazoo man finishes bike ride across America

Mel Church finishing his trip in Virginia

This past summer, Kalamazoo resident Mel Church rode his bicycle 4,200 miles from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia. WMUK reporter, Nancy Camden rode on the Portage bike trail with Church to learn what he experienced after his report from Wyoming in mid-July. 

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Theatre
8:42 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Struggles of a modern African American family acted out in "Stick Fly"

The cast of 'Stick Fly'

Before long, the holidays will be upon us. And almost every young couple will have to make that tough decision: Do I take them home to meet the parents?

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Poetry
3:43 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Love Your Body Poetry Night promotes postive body image for women

A diagram from the trailer for 'Killing Us Softly,' a documentary by Jean Kilbourne.

The YWCA is holding a poetry night tomorrow to commemorate Love Your Body Day as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Organization for Women started Love Your Body Day in 1988 to draw attention to ads and other media that negatively affect how women see their bodies.

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Local Music
11:28 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Western swing band premieres new album, new name

Chuck Whiting and His Rowdy Friends
Credit Chuck Whiting

If you want to hear Kalamazoo band Chuck Whiting and His Rowdy Friends, Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum might be your last chance. But Whiting says the group isn’t going away, just the name.

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