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The green canopies of the Fourth Coast Cafe jut out from the old brick building near the corner of Vine street and Westnedge avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The only twenty-four hour cafe in the city and, as far as I know, in the state is a social hub for a community of college students, alumni, free thinkers, and everyone else. It's a shining beacon of warmth and caffeine in even the darkest and coldest nights. The side door might be closed in the winter, but the front door is never locked.
As I enter through the glass door, the scent of coffee mingles with the smell of the street and the smoke of a couple on the sidewalk talking about politics, philosophy, and the latest additions to their record collections. To the right of the stairway, which leads up to the Crow's Nest restaurant, is another glass door which swings into the cafe. My ears are treated to snippets of conversations ranging from chess moves to stories of drunken debauchery. To my left, a barista turns on an industrial sized coffee grinder as another presses levers on a well used espresso machine, eliciting a low hiss as espresso fills a tiny metal cup. The place smells of old art, new coffee, fresh tea, and human energy. This coffee shop is where people come to meet with old friends and new minds. This is where they come to plan, and at times even create, new works of poetry, drawings, novels, and everything else which breaths life into life. This place is the living breath of Kalamazoo.
I add a little sugar to my drink and fall in love with the dull clank of the spoon against the thick walls of the tall glass cups the cafe uses. I look around and see that my usual table, in the center of the room, is taken, so I make my way to the bar stools and take a seat there. The chairs are surprisingly comfortable for being simple wooden seats. It's clear that the cafe knows well that people come here to stay for long periods at a time.
Dr. Robert Melillo is back for 2014 with another great show.
The Brain Balance Radio Show hosted by Dr. Robert Melillo. We will be talking about the Brain Balance Achievement Centers in Kalamazoo, MI.
Dr Melillo will also be talking about the latest Autism, ADHD, & OCD News.
Join on tonight as we speak with Kris O. Mbah. Michiganders in Kalamazoo are fired up and ready to go vote for Mark Scahuer for Governor, Gary Peters for U.S. Senate and Kris O. Mbah for School Board. Let's talk about it here friends. We would love to hear from you friends. SEE YOU ON THE SHOW!
THIS IS KITCHEN POLITICS 123 RADIO SHOW with DAVE & LORI
"We're Not Anti-Social, Just Anti-Stupid...LET'S GET COOKIN'!"
The boys are back!
Join Track Announcer Jason Seltzer and Late Model Racer Ben Raber as they discuss the in's, out's, and happenings at the Kalamazoo Speedway in 2015.
A fun, exciting, and FAST season is about to kick off, and we are excited to get everyone together and talk about it!
Call of the Wild, your source for all things short track racing centering around the Kalamazoo Speedway, returns for another exciting season in 2013! Join Kalamazoo Speedway Track Announcer Jason Seltzer along with Send Out Cards Late Model driver Ben Raber as they have a frank discussion weekly.
Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. is the place to be on BlogTalkRadio.com! We invite you to call in to the show, give us your thoughts, let us know who you think will win in our Pick 'Em round, and have some fun!
We will invite drivers on the show as well to discuss their current season, and talk about upcoming events at the races!
We look forward to talking to you all!
Lori Mercedes-Santiago, executive director of the Hispanic American Council of Kalamazoo, MI joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss in their next installment of Leadership and the Common Good. The Hispanic American Council is a nonprofit community organization established to advocate for the well-being of the Hispanic population in Southwest Michigan, but their ideas and actions may translate success to a much wider audience. Listen and learn. Leadership for the Common Good is a new Thought Grenades series highlighting real leaders demonstrating real leadership and solving real problems in real time. Practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and the world. Oh, and we have fun too! Listen live on Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.
This is going to be a great show tonight with Dr. Torri J. Evans-Barton Founder and Executive Director of The Fatherless Generation Foundation headquartered in Atlanta Georgia.
On this episode of In Life Now, Dr. Evans-Barton is going to engage us in "girl talk!"
Ladies this show is dedicated to Y-O-U so get sit back, get comfortable, and get in on the conversation...
About Dr. Torri J. Evans-Barton:
"A transplant from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Torri J. Evans-Barton currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she is the Founder & CEO of The Fatherless Generation Foundation. Growing up in a single parent household, Torri faced many adversities adding tremendous devastation to her life emphasizing the fact she needed her father.
This burden burning on the inside of Torri J. Evans-Barton caused her to realize there were others who are growing up fatherless just like her who desire reconciliation with their absent father. Her desire has now turned into a full time mission of “healing the broken places the fatherless experience has created” through her nonprofit, The Fatherless Generation Foundation Inc. Launched in 2009, TFGF is a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia reuniting fathers and their children by providing the resources and services that strengthen, support, and elevate the commitment to fatherhood and family values. Their services include Husband & Wife Team Mentor Teams, Peer Groups hosted in The Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 10 cities, Tutoring, but at the helm of the organization is Commitment to Fatherhood Program; the mediation process taking place reuniting biological fathers back into the lives of their children!"
Tonight James Lee joins Dave "The Butcher" Clifford inside the Every Victory Earned virtual studios for a stellar lineup of amateur and professional Michigan fighters getting ready for competitions this weekend and the next. First up is "Thrustin'" Justin Overton, competing for the BBB fight league lightweight amateur title this Saturday in Battle Creek. Next is Joe Battaglia, coming on to discuss the sale of Fight Club Proving Ground, and what he's going to do with all this free time. After that we talk to Alliance AZO Muay Thai Instructor and proprietor of the Farang Fight League (in action this Saturday in Kalamazoo), Brian Skjold. Next up is JJ Stephenson, set to compete Saturday night (March 7) in Traverse City, MI for the Aggressive Fight League, and we wrap up the evening with professional Vince Murdock, representing Team Alpha Male. Call in to join us at (347) 857-1024
Paul Goldstein - Head Coach - Stanford University
Head Coach Stanford University
3 time Kalamazoo winner as a junior - 1992-1994
4 time NCAA team champion at Stanford - 1st time that had ever been done. 1995-1998
Overall team record while at Stanford - 104-6. 1995-1998
1st ever two time recipient of the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award (NCAA) - 1997-1998
Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award winner - 1997
10 year professional tennis career
Career high rankings of #58 in singles and #40 in doubles
Semifinals of 2005 US Open in doubles
Wins include Novak Djokovic, James Blake, Patrick Rafter, Greg Rusedski, MArdy Fish, Alex Corretja, Lleyton Hewitt
Sponsors: Baron Fig, Bones Original USA, Pacific Racquets
Bill Patton is “The Most Inquisitive Tennis Pro in the World.” and if you think it might be you, Bill says “Why do you say that?” So that he can go ahead by one point. Bill is a 26 year veteran of the Tennis Industry. He is a USPTA Elite / PTR / MTM Tennis Professional. Bill still does some private and high school coaching but now has shifted his focus to Writing, and Tennis Products that make the game better for others. Bill's Amazon Book Page. You can follow Bill on Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress
Elvis Found Alive
Legendary 76-year-old rock ‘n roller Elvis Presley is alive and well, and he’s ready to make his comeback. According to a new documentary, Elvis Found Alive (directed and produced by Joel Gilbert, also responsible forPaul McCartney Really Is Dead), not only is Elvis alive, he’s waiting for Barack Obama to leave office before he shows his face in public and picks up his music career where he left off. You see, Barack Obama, Captain Nazi, and their minions would like to shut Elvis down–permanently.
There were two major influences on Elvis’ life…his mama and…Captain Marvel Jr.???
But wait! There’s more! According to the very same documentary, Elvis and Captain Marvel Jr. have led amazingly parallel lives–right down to faking their own deaths for the sake of their (mutual) country. Because Elvis is still in danger (don’t forget, he was placed in Kalamazoo by the Witness Protection Program because of his daring work as a DEA agent–and that’s not Dead Entertainers Association), he chose to appear before cameras in silhouette.
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