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  • Hurt people hurt people: the trauma behind gun violence

    “Gun Violence doesn’t happen from nowhere, and it's not somebody who is uninjured acting out with a gun. It's really important to see the people behind what’s going on in our community." Kristen Ruggles, Occupational Therapist at Roots and Wings Therapies.

  • GVI roundtable talks gun violence, snitching and community culture

    Click here to watch highlights from Public Media Network's gun violence roundtable discussion with Group Violence Intervention.

  • Election survey results are in! Learn more about our community-focused coverage

    Public Media Network is continuing to model our election coverage after community input. Take a look at our 2021 survey results to learn more. 

  • Publicly-accessible database could increase criminal justice transparency in Kalamazoo

    Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT) working group has initiated a campaign to create a publicly-accessible online database that will contain all arrests and criminal charges within the county. Read more!

  • The Neighborhood Voices Network is back and In-person!

    Public Media Network is launching its first in-person cohort of the Neighborhood Voices Network this September to put the news in your hands. If you are interested in journalism and want to use your voice to provide representation for your community, then the Neighborhood Voices Network may be for you!

Media by you

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    Connect with Local Government

    Gavel to gavel coverage of local municipal meetings keeps you engaged with the decisions of your local elected officials.

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    Turn Your Passion into Content

    Whether a novice or professional, you can create and deliver your message.
     

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    Community-Driven Media Hub

    Media that is controlled and shaped by you.  From podcasts to television programs, this is media that reflects the community.

Making home grown media

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    MediaU

    Gain media skills in a hands-on learning environment.  MediaU courses provide you with the skills to become a media maker or to improve your skills. Create media to shift our local narratives.

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    We need people like you to help create local media.  Join us on local productions and learn media skills to share your story. We'll provide the training necessary to get started.

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    Nonprofit Partnerships

    We partner with local nonprofit organizations to help increase their connections with the community.

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