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10:48 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Restoring an ancient Great Lakes fish

DNR biologist Kregg Smith with a lake sturgeon caught on the Kalamazoo River
Credit Kregg Smith / Michigan DNR

Sturgeon have lived in the Great Lakes longer than humans have walked the earth. But the ancient fish now need our help to stay here. A joint project by the federal and state officials with a Native American tribe is trying to do that by rebuilding habitat for lake sturgeon in the Kalamazoo River. WMUK’s Brian Petersen went along to find out how it’s done.

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Kalamazoo City Manager Search
7:18 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Five finalists still in running for Kalamazoo City Manager

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Emily Monacelli

The Kalamazoo City Commission has interviewed the five finalists for city manager, but have decided not to narrow the pool for now. 

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Online classes
6:57 am
Mon May 20, 2013

KVCC professor asks "Where have all the faculty gone?"

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Arcadia Campus - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Keith Kroll

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Professor Keith Kroll says he wanted to write on the proliferation of online classes at community colleges across the country. 

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Kenyan Elections
7:28 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Paw Paw couple back in Michigan after observing elections in Kenya

Joe (left) and Kathy Ossman preparing to ride up Mount Elgon
Credit Peacemaking in Africa Blog

Interview with Joe and Kathy Ossman

A Paw Paw couple spent three months in Kenya this year monitoring elections in the African nation. Joe and Kathy Ossman volunteered for the African Great Lakes Initiative. They blogged about their experiences in Africa and spoke with WMUK a couple of times by Skype from the village of Lumakanda. 

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WMUK News
11:19 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Kalamazoo PCB protest urges action by EPA

Kalamazoo City Commissioner Don Cooney marches with a banner Wednesday evening
Credit WMUK

Officials from the City of Kalamazoo head to Chicago Thursday, May 16th, to meet with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They’re looking for answers about the future of PCB contamination in the Allied Paper Landfill.

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