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  • Graduating from college coming through the foster care system

    Neighborhood Journalist Lyric Mention interviews Liz Burns about what it takes to graduate from college coming from the foster care system. 

  • What is the Artbor Community Connections Center?

    The Artbor Community Connections Center is an agency that helps people meet their needs, which could encompass almost anything under the sun. From deposit slips to housing, Director Shawntel Lindsey is confronted with all kinds of questions, and is willing to work to find the answers. 

  • Public Access Television Channels Recognized as an Untapped Resource for Building Local Journalism

    An article from Antoine Haywood and Victor Pickard published by Nieman Lab, a journalism “think tank” formed as a part of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, recognized the potential for public access stations like Public Media Network to produce local journalism as legacy sources are declining.

  • HUD housing vouchers prove ineffective in housing crisis

    Faced with an eviction, Issa Smith has nowhere to use her housing voucher. Kalamazoo County currently has a 97 percent occupancy rate, meaning most rental units are already occupied. With a scarce possibility of finding available rental housing in Kalamazoo, possessing a housing voucher has become meaningless. 

  • Meeting Overview: Kalamazoo City Commission 12/6/21

    Public Media Network provides a brief overview of the Kalamazoo City Commission meeting on Monday, December 6, 2021.

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