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  • What should the City of Kalamazoo do with $38M?

    The City of Kalamazoo started a 30-day comment period to get resident opinions on how they should spend over $38M in federal stimulus funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). PMN created a survey, to get new ideas out and foster community discussion around this topic. Please take a look at the results. 

  • Kalamazoo River pollution creates hazards for water recreation

    In October of 2019, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy opened the spill gates of Morrow Dam to make urgent repairs. These spills gates were open for over a year, and released 400,000 cubic yards of sediment into the Kalamazoo River. Today, the sediment is still effecting wildlife, and creating hazards for water recreation. 

  • Read and Write Kalamazoo: Our Voices Project

    Public Media Network partnered with Read and Write Kalamazoo to bring a journalism workshop to middle and high school-aged students. 

  • Arts Council Summer events are back in-person

    The arts are a big part of Kalamazoo, and by making a reappearance Downtown, these events are making it feel like Kalamazoo has finally begun coming out on the other side of this pandemic.

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  • Seeking justice and safety after a sexual assault: Outlining the process

    When someone finds themselves in a situation where they have been sexually assaulted, the first 24-hours are critical, Glynn says. It's important to know what to do, and what your options are. The YWCA Kalamazoo has plenty of resources available for survivors of sexual assault, many of which are discussed below, but for more information please visit their website

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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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