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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. 

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan at Miller Auditorium ties lack of home cooking to what ails us

Equity, education, and engagement are three things that matter to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. At its annual meeting Michael Pollan used the food chain to bring those into focus for those filling Miller Auditorium. 

Sierra Staunton and Kim Bruinwood

That does compute: More girls gaining tech, business skills through competitive robotics

Dubbed a “varsity sport for the mind,” FIRST Robotics is about much more than building robots to shoot Frisbees, and it’s attracting more girls interested in everything from marketing to engineering.

Deschutes Brewery Warehouse

Revealing the invisible sector of the craft brew industry

Craft beer drinkers love their brewers but where's the love for those that get their beer to a tap near them? 

New Moon

New Moon brings back the golden age of New Age thinking

No matter what spiritual path you are on, New Moon Spiritual Gift Emporium, will likely have something that will help you on the journey.

Patrick serves up Soup for Jennifer Piper

Buying a meal will feed a hungry neighbor at Feed the World Cafe

Patrick Mixis was appalled to find out how many hungry people there are in Kalamazoo. So he set about opening a restaurant that will help feed them as its customers get fed. Zinta Aistars has the story on Feed the World Cafe.


Why Michigan is a leader in place-based education

Dr. Doris Terry Williams, executive director of the Rural School and Community Trust, discusses the need for place-based education in both rural and urban environments and how Michigan's Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is leading the charge.

Gina Schultz

GS Custom Bullets helps you hit 'em with your best shot

Making bullets is part of the family business for the Schultzes. Today Gina Schultz runs the custom bullet business started by her father, a gunsmith and bulletsmith in South Africa. Zinta Aistars reports on bullets designed to order. 

Surrounded by black elves

Playing an orc may be just what you need

This time of year costumes abound. But for Live Action Role Play fans, wearing costumes are not just a once a year event. Jane Parikh talks to a medieval dragon to get the story.

Dark Horse Brewery Tap Room

A sustainable pint: Dark Horse Brewery adds energy efficiencies

Behind the funky trappings of the Dark Horse Brewery tap room, the cadre of bearded brewers and cellar men, and some of the best-tasting beers in mid-Michigan, a highly energy-efficient brewing process is in the making.

Farmers Market Manager, Chris Broadbent

In the Edison area, high hopes for a healthy hub

Stakeholders await "placemaking” recommendations for a pedestrian-friendly, thriving network of campuses and businesses, including an expanded Farmer’s Market, in Kalamazoo’s Edison/Washington Square neighborhood.
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