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Powering the Mitten: What mix of fuel will power Michigan's future?

Electricity in Michigan comes mostly from coal and nuclear power, but that's set to change in the next decade. DTE Energy's Nick Khouri talks about how the utility is planning for the change.

Arts collective

Creating an arts hub where there is none

When Kalamazoo's DIT concert supporters and the DIY crafters get together the result is a plan for the Kalamazoo Collective Arts Center. 

Family center of the arts

Families who play together, stay together at Family Center of Arts

At the Family Center for the Arts in Portage everyone in the family has a role to play.

Dean McCurdy

Hungry to hire: KVCC seeks two visionaries to 'make their mark' in healthy food systems

KVCC's culinary curriculum will be grounded in the powerful intersection of food, sustainability, and health.

Big Mope Pritchetts

Big Moe's taps into nation's barbecue boom

Barbecue is the nation’s passion, and it has never been bigger. Big Moe's is making the most of it.

Barrel aged imperial Stout and  Neopolitan Milk Stout

A buy local gift guide with a high alcohol content

From underwear to T-shirts to barrel aged beers, this collection of holiday gift ideas offers something for the hops head on your list.

Innovation Day

Engineering students show off their best new ideas

The research is done, the data collected, the prototype created. It's time to show off the next big idea at Innovation Day on the Western Michigan University campus.

The Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative

Balancing economic development with residents' needs: Dialogue key as placemaking plans take shape

The final report from a placemaking study of Kalamazoo’s Southtown district is sparking excitement as a blueprint for growth -- and an opportunity to embrace mindful development that includes and empowers longtime residents.

Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Culture Is Not Optional explores many ways to build community

A magazine, an underground supper club, a renovated school building and a community garden. What they all have in common is the commitment of *Culture Is Not An Option.

Ready to roll on a cold day

Fat bikes keep winter weather riders on the road

The bike culture in Kalamazoo is growing, even in wintertime.

Outside the craft tent in Bronson Park

State of the Downtown: Looking up, expecting growth, welcoming students

After a period of "soul-searching," Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated takes a new shape, dives into new data, looks forward to area growth and focuses on services.

Arts and  craft Participant Ronald Thayer with Jim Pearl

Community Inclusive Recreation: Taking inclusion downtown

Community Inclusive Recreation brings together those with disabilities and the community at large. And its helping both.

Grace Lubwama CEO, YWCA

Starting a conversation about keeping babies alive

Why is the infant mortality rate for black babies higher than those of white babies in Kalamazoo? Grace Lubwama, the new chief executive officer at Kalamazoo's YWCA will be working on bringing those numbers down.

Green Brewer

Green practices just make sense for growing number of craft brewers

Making beer can be a green endeavor. Local brewers are proving it. 

Amanda Ziemba, MT-BC reviews data from wrist sensor

BRAIN Lab: Putting scholarship and hearts in the right place

Together experts in occupational therapy, psychology, social work, exercise physiology, neuroscience, biological sciences, and medicine neurology and music therapy are learning how music can help those with neurological disorders. 
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