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WestSouthwest
10:25 am
Mon January 19, 2015

WSW: Why King Spoke in 1963 at Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King Jr. talks at a WMUK microphone during his Dec. 18, 1963 visit to Western Michigan University's Read Fieldhouse.
Credit Western Michigan University

Did you know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Kalamazoo? And just four months after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.?

WMUK's Earlene McMichael tells the inside story of what led to King's Dec. 18, 1963 visit to Western Michigan University today on the WestSouthwest show. It is in honor of MLK Jr. Day.

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College Scholarships
9:28 am
Mon January 19, 2015

WSW: The Kalamazoo Promise and Community College

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Credit WMUK

Upjohn Institute Researcher Michelle Miller-Adams spends a lot of her time examining how the Kalamazoo Promise is working and how other communities are trying to develop their own programs. 

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January 15, 2015
10:17 am
Thu January 15, 2015

WestSouthwest January 15, 2015

Credit River North Photography / iStrock Photo

On this edition of WestSouthwest, the long-time President of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP, and Michigan's new U.S. Senator. 


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U.S. Senate
10:10 am
Thu January 15, 2015

WSW: Michigan's New Senator Says He'll Work With the Other Side

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Credit iStock/Svetlana Larina

There is only one Democratic U.S. Senator in this year's freshman class. Gary Peters won the seat left open in Michigan by the retirement of fellow Democrat Carl Levin. 

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MLK Convocation
10:06 am
Thu January 15, 2015

WSW: A "Mixed Bag" for Race and Detroit

Detroit emerged from bankruptcy protection in December
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Reverend Wendell Anthony has seen a lot to change as President of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP. But he sees many challenges and opportunities remaining. 

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