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Sports & History
3:17 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Vintage base ball club takes the sport to a simpler time

Members of the Continental Base Ball Club shake hands with their opponents after a game.
Credit Chris Fusciardi

On Saturday you will get a chance to see what baseball would have looked like 150 years ago. It’s the last game of the season for the Continental Base Ball Club of Kalamazoo . The game starts at 4 p.m. at Flesher Field in Oshtemo. A vintage base ball team supported by Kalamazoo’s Historical Society. 

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Arts & More
1:41 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

A day at world's end

Life's litter lingers along the Salton Sea shore in Bombay Beach
Credit Chris Killian

What would the end of the world look like? Writer Chris Killian of Kalamazoo may have seen it. While roaming the nation from coast to coast looking for the stories of ordinary Americans, he found Bombay Beach. He sends this audio postcard from the forlorn former resort town on the shore of southern California’s Salton Sea. Read more at his blog Types of America.

At first glance, Bombay Beach looks like a corpse that’s had its flesh ripped clean off, the skeleton left to bake and rot in the flaming desert sun.

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Theatre
12:20 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Concert marks 85th year for Kalamazoo Civic

Hal Hobson (right) leading rehearsal for Sunday's Concert in the Park
Credit WMUK

Report by WMUK's Gordon Evans

    

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is about to begin its 85th season. The milestone will be marked this weekend during the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s Concerts in the Park series. The concert is Sunday afternoon at 4:00 in Bronson Park.

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Poetry
3:28 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Feeding Wild Birds: Poetry that puts humans back in nature

Kalamazoo poet Rob Haight reading from his book 'Feeding Wild Birds' in the WMUK studio.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Kalamazoo poet Rob Haight will read from his new book of poetry Feeding Wild Birds at Michigan News Agency on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Haight mostly writes about the animals, plants, and seasons of Southwest Michigan. He’s known for his ability to relate nature to the human experience.

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Hobbies
6:44 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Community gardens grow in Kalamazoo

The Roots of Knowledge Community Garden at Woodward Elementary School.
Credit Maggie Kane

The city of Kalamazoo has become a hotbed for community gardens, with over 35 on record. Neighbors look to gardening for outdoor entertainment and relationship building – and as a way to get everyone eating their veggies.

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