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9:04 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Native drum helps bring community together

Native American group Southern Straight's performance at the Kalamazoo Public Library in 2009. Southern Straight is an earlier incarnation of Sons of Three Fires.
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

“You’re singing your best. You’re singing your hardest. You’re not being shy or holding back anything because somebody might look at you,” says John Bush of Sons of Three Fires describing what he tries to achieve as a singer.

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History
8:59 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Outlaws, immigrants, a hymn and a big flood - Albion's history

Historian Frank Passic in Albion
Credit Nancy Camden

Like a lot of small towns in Michigan, Albion has seen better economic times. But their local historian Frank Passic champions Albion’s history as well as today’s downtown.

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Torture
7:56 am
Wed November 6, 2013

WestSouthwest: How we view torture in a "post 9/11" world

Code Pink and Witness Against Torture, in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, to protest President Barack Obama's choice of John Brennan to head the CIA.
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with David Forsythe - air version

David Forsythe studies international human rights and American foreign policy. The University of Nebraska Professor Emeritus of Political Science spoke this week at Kalamazoo College. 

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History and music
7:47 am
Wed November 6, 2013

WestSouthwest: Author and musician Ned Sublette

Ned Sublette
Credit Chicago Review Press

Interview with Ned Sublette

      

Ned Sublette splits his time between writing books about history and writing and performing music. A two day visit to Kalamazoo has allowed him a chance to show off both talents. 

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2013 election
7:24 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Election round up

Credit WMUK

Elections results from around Southwest Michigan on Tuesday. 

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