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Local Authors
12:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Hank the Hangar: A children's book that teaches kids how to stop bullying

Kathryn Lynn Seifert reading 'Hank the Hangar'
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The author talks about 'Hank the Hangar'

Kathryn Lynn Seifert wrote Hank the Hangar to teach kids who were being bullied how to stop the bullying.

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Local Events
12:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Kalamazoo attempts to break world record with most zombies dancing to Thriller

The 2011 Thrill the World event in Kalamazoo
Credit Thrill the World Kalamazoo

Hear about Thrill the World Kalamazoo

Around the world, thousands of people dressed as zombies will dance to Michael Jackson’s song Thriller on Saturday. Kalamazoo is participating in the attempt to set a world record for the most people dancing to the song at the same time. 

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Local Authors
12:00 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Graphic novel "Swallow Me Whole" by Nate Powell

Annie Kelley and Andy Fitzpatrick's review of 'Swallow Me Whole'

Nate Powell’s Swallow Me Whole won an Eisner award for best graphic novel. Powell’s artwork will be on display at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center until October 26th. WMUK’s graphic novel experts Annie Kelley and Andy Fitzpatrick of the Battle Creek Enquirer talked about Swallow Me Whole in this review:

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Culture
12:00 am
Tue October 16, 2012

The Resilience Project breaks down age barriers

Barbara Jones pointing out the art kite she made with Cristina Bryant
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear from participants in the Resilience program

At Friendship Village, the dining hall is a place for seniors to relax and chat with their friends. But for the past few months, a handful of seniors had dinner with unlikely guests—Western Michigan University students. The Resilience Project pairs seniors with WMU Seita Scholars—college students who have aged out of foster care—and Kalamazoo Promise students for a cross-generational experience.

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Theatre
12:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

The Imaginary Invalid: A 300-year-old comedy about a hypochondriac

Credit Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Hear a preview of the play

A classic comedy, written by the French playwright Moliere in 1673, is being presented by the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre. The new adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid opens Friday in the Parish Theatre.

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