(Community Matters 13) Springfield’s Burma Center Adapts, Grows

First Aired January 7, 2023

With a significant Burmese American population settled in the Battle Creek area, the Burma Center initially helped support folks in their process to get settled in a new country, culture and community. Now, Burma Center Executive Director Tha Par discusses how the mission of the Burma Center has adapted to Burmese Americans' changing needs – along with the needs of the greater community.

Episode Resources

Burma Center website
Burma Center Capital Campaign


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln.

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