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Kalamazoo Valley Community College courtesy photo

On Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, Kalamazoo Valley Community College hosts the Kalamazoo Foodways Symposium, and the keynote speaker is Toni Tipton-Martin, an award-winning food and nutrition journalist and activist who runs a foundation dedicated to food-justice issues and healthy living. She speaks at 6 p.m. Friday at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. It is free, open to the public and does not require registration. (Click on the icon to hear an interview with her now, with a longer version below it.)


Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers and regular folks strolled past more than 70 venders at the Farmers Market at the Capitol Thursday. But while goers ogled the plethora of fruits and vegetables, 

What Makes Great Barbecue?

Aug 12, 2016
Ryan Skryd

Professional cooks from around the country come to Kalamazoo's Ribfest every August to battle for the best barbecue rib awards. All of them have original recipes and specific cooking methods. With so many different ideas of what makes barbecue barbecue, there’s sure to be differences of opinion.


WSW: Taking on Hunger

Jul 29, 2015
Sterling Communications, Wikimedia Commons

“You don’t worry about education, you don’t worry about health insurance, you don’t worry about other problems in life if you’re hungry” says the Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan Phillip Knight. 


Robbie Feinberg

About a year ago, the Kalamazoo non-profit Fair Food Matters launched a one-time program called the Business Builder Scholarship. It was a first-of-its kind program largely funded by the city that granted $60,000 to low-income residents with business ideas but few resources. So how did the new experiment fare? 


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