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Remembering Nelson Mandela
7:54 am
Wed December 11, 2013

WestSouthwest: Don Cooney on apartheid and meeting Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday in Soweto, South Africa
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Don Cooney on Nelson Mandela and apartheid

The world is remembering Nelson Mandela for his work to end apartheid in his native South Africa, and to unify the country after he became president in 1994. 

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Local History
1:47 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Trading cards to help save Portage historic sites

The grain elevator in Celery Flats
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

When we think of trading cards, our minds might automatically go to things like Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh. But for the City of Portage’s 50th anniversary, the Portage Historic District Commission is launching a very different set of cards.

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Local Authors
9:33 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Wedded to the Land: Stories from life on an organic farm

Credit courtesy of Joan Donaldson

Every season, WMUK correspondent Joan Donaldson gives us a snapshot of what life is like living off-the-grid on her organic fruit farm. Now you can read all about it in her new book Wedded to the Land. On Saturday, Donaldson and other local authors will be at Kazoo Books on Parkview Avenue for the store’s 4th Annual Author’s Day. Donaldson will be there from noon to 1:30.

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SW Michigan
11:46 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Ham recall affects Michigan

Credit WMUK

Federal officials say a Canadian company has recalled some packages of prosciutto ham shipped to Michigan because of bacterial contamination. The U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service says the contamination by a variety of listeria was discovered during a routine inspection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the ham was shipped by Santa Maria Foods in Brampton, Ontario. The agency says to look for this information on the label:

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Holidays in the Square
12:01 am
Fri December 6, 2013

December Art Hop extends outside downtown

Taxidermy Robots will be on display for Friday night's Art Hop
Credit WMUK

Report by WMUK's Gordon Evans

This weekend’s Art Hop in Kalamazoo will include displays outside of the central downtown area. It will include the Washington Square area in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood. 

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