Encore Magazine

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Western Michigan University Professor Sue Ellen Christian says her conversations with Encore Editor Marie Lee about students contributing to the magazine turned into a “takeover” of the May edition.


Writer Robert Weir at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama
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On WestSouthwest, we have a rebroadcast of an interview with Kalamazoo writer Robert Weir about a pilgrimage to key sites in the civil rights movement. 


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Robert Weir was “a little too young” to participate in the civil rights movement. Since he grew up in a rural, all-white area in Michigan, he didn’t know much about the movement until Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated. Weir has since written about civil rights, and recently joined a pilgrimage to key sites in three southern states. The Living Legacy Pilgrimage is a bus tour through Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.


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Andrew Domino’s story in the latest edition of Encore Magazine follows the efforts to launch a new church in Kalamazoo. 


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Writer Jef Otte chronicles his experiences as a stay at home dad for the magazine FYI of Southwest Michigan. In his most recent “Family Man” column, Otte writes about the condescension he feels sometimes from women. Otte calls this experience being “Momdescended.” 


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