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Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Two organizations serving small businesses join forces for their second "Entrepreneurship Day" to help those looking to open or improve a business. The daylong event, featuring 16 workshops on topics ranging from marketing to financing, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. More than 150 people attended the last time it was held.

Courtesy photo | NBC

Once again, a Western Michigan University grad has made it onto a nationally-televised singing competition. Meagan McNeal, 31, became a contestant on NBC's "The Voice" last Monday when she passed the blind auditions with her twist on The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face." Judge Jennifer Hudson immediately picked her for her team.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

On November 7, voters in the City of Kalamazoo will elect a mayor and three city commissioners. On Wednesday, October 11, WMUK invited the candidates to speak at a public forum in Western Michigan University's Sangren Hall. The forum moderated by WMUK's Gordon Evans was co-sponsored by WMU's Institute of Government and Politics.

Kindergarteners Make A "Kalamazoo Promise"

Oct 12, 2017

Kindergarten students and their families in the Kalamazoo Public Schools are making a commitment this fall to take advantage of the Kalamazoo Promise. That's the program launched in 2005 that pays tuition and fees for most KPS high school graduates who attend public and private colleges and universities in Michigan.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

You don’t need a green thumb to notice that Kalamazoo is full of greenhouses.

“And they aren’t small ones. They’re very, very large,” says listener Barbara Bott.

They grow bedding plants – flowers and vegetables for home gardens. Barbara wants to know: why so many? Why here?