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Theme music: "Like A Beginner Again" by Dan Barry of Seas of Jupiter

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Poetry
10:06 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Small town poets, Kalamazoo natives hold a reading

Amy Newday at the Kalamazoo College Writing Center

 Red-winged and loud my field this morning suddenly full of them. Clinging to mullen stalks and singing from the snow-battered stems of field grass, the gray skeletons of poke. Everyway I look there’s no escape from blackbirds, shaking the air with their sirens, flashing their wing-bars like warnings. Get ready your heart, here comes Spring - "I Asked For A Poem, But Got Blackbirds" by Amy Newday

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Culture & Music
11:33 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Indian improvised music still fresh at more than 2,000 years old

Prapancham Sitaram
Credit The Hindu

Kalamazoo College student Kiran Vangipuram started drumming on the mridangam after he saw an Indian Carnatic concert when he was little. What drew that 8-year-old to a roughly 2,000 year old art form? The crazy fast beats of course.

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Arts & More
1:43 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Compost tea provides natural alternative to lawn fertilizer

Flowerfield Enterprises' truck they use to spread compost tea
Credit Nancy Camden

It’s officially spring and while some people are starting to think about fertilizing their lawn, others are using compost tea. 

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Museums
2:03 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Decreasing unemployment is new Air Zoo CEO's goal

The Air Zoo's main campus in Portage
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Thrash says he wants to partner with schools and local companies to show kids the careers they can have in science and how to get them.

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Film
2:02 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

The Host: An unbelievable alien invasion, but not a dull one

“I always liked science-fiction stories: I never dreamed I’d be living in one,” says one character in director Andrew Niccol’s “The Host.” But that’s the situation faced by everyone on Earth in the eerie future that writer Stephenie Meyer has envisioned. An alien race known as the Souls has seized control of the planet, taken over the bodies of nearly every person and created a world in which poverty, misery and violence have been wiped out.

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