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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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Trumpet player Keith Geiman and keyboardist and bodhrán player Thom Britton will inaugurate a new summer series tonight, a series that focuses on local musicians. The free Thursday concerts, August 4 - September 1, begin at 8 pm in the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo.  

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The exact location of Fort Saint Joseph in Niles was lost for more than a century. The French built the fur trading post in the 1680’s as one of the first European settlements in the western Great Lakes. But people forgot about it soon after the fort was abandoned in the 1790’s. It remained that way until archeologists from Western Michigan University rediscovered the fort in 1998. Since then they've been learning how people lived there more than 300 years ago.

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Western Michigan University President John Dunn says he plans to be busy for his final year on the job. Dunn announced Monday that he will step down June 30th, 2017.