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Mary Ellen Geist says the Enbridge Energy pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac is mysterious in part because it’s so far down under water. The Great Lakes Bureau Chief for Detroit Public Television says the documentary Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes answers some of the questions about the pipeline, its purpose and the risks.


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

What's being done about homelessness in Kalamazoo? A new U-M report finds Kalamazoo Public Schools has the highest rate of homeless students in Michigan. One group having success is Open Doors Kalamazoo. It provides not just affordable housing, but support services to vulnerable families and individuals.


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Paolo del Vecchio says he suffered from mental illness and addiction, and at one point considered suicide. But del Vecchio who now works with the federal Substance Abuse and Metal Health Services Administration, says he found that by giving back to others he could help himself. (Correction: see below) 

  

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Kalamazoo Nature Center CEO Bill Rose says following H. Lewis Batts was a little intimidating when he began the job in 1989. Rose he tried to build on the legacy that was handed off to him, and says his successor should do the same thing.


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When some people take opioids it addresses their pain, and they have no trouble when it’s time to stop using them. But some people struggle to find the right pain relief, and others end up addicted. A new study being conducted in the Kalamazoo area is searching for the role genetics may play.


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