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Sherry Thomas-Cloud, head of Kalamazoo's Douglass Community Association, is the new chief executive officer of the area Family & Children Services, the regional human services organization announced today. Her first day is Oct. 3. She takes over from Rosemary Gardiner, who is retiring after 44 years with the agency, the last eight in the top spot.

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Violinist Megan Healy and pianist Helen Lukan play works of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and Sarasate at the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo on Thursday night. They discussed their musical partnership with Cara Lieurance before the concert.


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University of Notre Dame Political Science Professor Christina Wolbrecht says a lot is known about the movement to get women the right to vote, but she says how women used the right to vote hasn’t received nearly as much study. 


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Today we bring you an extended version of our recent interview with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo Executive Director Robert Ezelle, who'll be honored on Saturday, Aug. 20 for his three decades at the helm. Air times are 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on our award-winning WestSouthwest public affairs show. Ezelle, 68, is one of Kalamazoo County's longest serving nonprofit executives. He retires in December. (This show first aired on July 21, 2016.)


Keith Hall

Jazz Currents host Keith Hall talks to a longtime friend, jazz pianist Xavier Davis, a prominent performer, educator, arranger and producer in the world of jazz today.  In his WMUK visit, Davis plays a few requests from Hall, including his own modern standard, "The Message," and Thelonius Monk's "Pannonica." 


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