This week on a WIDR WEEK edition of the Nonchalant Café Hour tune in for a conversation with reporter Ben Lando, the Iraq bureau chief for the Iraq Oil Report. Lando, a Kalamazoo, Mich. native, now resides in Baghdad where he reports on the evolving and tenuous oil energies market in the heart of the Middle East.
Lando is also regularly featured in The Wall Street Journal and TIME reporting on events in Iraq including a moving first hand account of the recent Baghdad hotel bombings.
UPDATE: Listen to the interview with Ben Lando here
Also stopping by the NCH this week will be cast members from the Western Michigan University Theatre Dept.’s production of Chicago. Directed by Jay Berkow, the John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse classic musical opened Thursday night at the D. Terry Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
Listen in for a chat with Kayla Peabody (playing Velma Kelly), Sarah Waalkes (Roxie Hart) and Billy Casey (Billy Flynn).
March 18, 19, 20 – 8pm
March 21 – 2pm & 7pm
March 25, 26, 27 – 8pm
March 28 – 2pm & 7pm
April 1, 2 – 8pm
UPDATE: Listen to the interview with Bill Casey and Kayla Peabody here.
And … Check out our regular chat with KalamaBrew for all the latest on the Midwest craft beer scene and our weekly conversation with WIDR Music Director Jeremy Martin. This week he will chat with us about upcoming WIDR WEEK events. Help support independent radio in Kalamazoo by calling 269-387-6303 to pledge your donation or click here for WMU’s secure online donation Website.
[photo credits: Iraq Oil Report and John A. Lacko, Kalamazoo Gazette]
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