Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College recently got an international studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create programs that center around South Asia - countries like India, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam.
When it was time for Kalamazoo College senior Kaylah "Kami" Simmons to choose a capstone project to do this year, she thought of a famous man she met in high school -- Hal Jackson. He's an African-American who broke the color barrier in radio in the '30s and is in several Halls of Fame. She didn't know his significance back then. Now a theater arts major with a media studies concentration who's contemplating a journalism career, Simmons wants more people to know about Jackson and this Saturday presents a reader's theater play inspired by his life. He died in 2012 at 96.
WestSouthwest (3/9/17): Kami Simmons talks with WMUK's Earlene McMichael