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Local Authors
3:21 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Proud To Be A Working Stiff? Read George Dila's New Short Fiction

Hear the full interview with author George Dila

When Michigan author George Dila printed buttons to advertise for his new chapbook of short stories called Working Stiffs. A few people didn't want to wear it, but Dila says even more people were ecstatic to claim that they too were a "working stiff."

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Glass Art
2:54 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Beads Show Child Cancer Patients' Journey

7-year-old Maddux Hescock plays with his Journey Beads from Bronson Hospital
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

On Saturday, Kalamazoo glass artists and Bronson Hospital staff will make beads for child cancer patients. They’re called “Journey Beads,” and each one represents a type of treatment or therapy the kids have gone through.

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Folk Duo Red Tail Ring Brings 'Old-Time Minded' Sound To Modern Music

Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo are a folk music duo that make up the group Red Tail Ring.
Credit Eana Agopian

As a musician, using your talent for someone else's benefit can be both rewarding and frustrating. You can get paid to perfect your craft, but you can't control how often you perform - or who will be listening. Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo had both hit those walls back in 2009.

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Poet and Author Kevin Coval Makes Youth Poetry "Louder Than A Bomb"

Kevin Coval
Credit Courtesy of Louder Than A Bomb

Growing up during the era of 80's hip-hop, Kevin Coval had his eyes opened to a world of poetry he never knew existed by dissecting the lyrics of his favorite artists.

"I started writing because I wanted to rap, but I  realized very quickly that was not the best idea," he says. "Hip hop really opened me to a nontraditional canon of verse that was contemporary and working class and explored the spectrum of human experience as opposed to just talking about birchwood and roses."

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Station News
6:34 am
Fri June 13, 2014

WMUK Freelancer Nancy Camden Leaves For Wisconsin

Nancy Camden on location in Kalamazoo
Credit Brian Petersen

Radio and oral history producer Nancy Camden joined our arts and culture team in 2010 at age 60. Since then she's been creating sound rich audio features for our Arts & More program: mostly local history and human interest stories.

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