February 2012 Videos

February 2012


Connect: MLK Day of ServiceMLK Day of Service
Duration – 4:58

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the holiday commemorating Doctor King’s birth to serve their neighbors and communities. Connect visited the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission to find out what volunteers were doing on this day of service.

Connect: Kalamazoo Gospel MissionKalamazoo Gospel Mission
Duration – 2:36

Since opening its doors in 1933, the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission has helped thousands of people, providing shelter, food and hope. Now, the Gospel Mission is hoping you can help the Christian-based service with its 7.8 million dollar fundraiser.

Connect: Kalamazoo Township RecyclingKalamazoo Township Recycling
Duration – 2:04

25 years ago Kalamazoo Township was the first township in the county to begin a curbside recycling program. Now they are leading the way again as they’ve rolled out their new single stream recycling program.

Connect: Bike TrailsBike Trails
Duration – 3:07

Bikers, hikers, walkers and runners who like to do their thing on three trails ringing downtown Kalamazoo may no longer have to dodge trucks and cars if the city succeeds in getting funding to help connect the paths.

Connect: Winter ActivitiesWinter Activities
Duration – 4:16

Connect attended the 7th annual Winter Sports Fest in Portage this past January. We talked with Portage Parks & Rec about all the activities going on this winter. We also talked with Kalamazoo Parks & Rec to see what other kinds of activities are going on.

Connect: Poverty Reduction InitiativePoverty Reduction Initiative
Duration – 2:15

During a recent press conference, leaders from the Kalamazoo County community and governmental organizations took a look at factors facing kids and how those factors are affecting their health.

Connect: Hybrid BusesHybrid Buses
Duration – 4:15

Connect sat down with the Executive Director of Metro Transit, Bill Schomisch, to talk about the new hybrid buses on the roads throughout the county.