Nancy Camden

Correspondent

For thirty years, Nancy Camden traveled the country selling her fabric art at juried art fairs, finding NPR from a laminated state-by-state station guide as she drove. Now, her curiosity and adventuresome spirit guide her in creating sound-rich human-interest stories for our Arts & More show. She graduated from Ball State University with majors in Art and Theatre.

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Local History
3:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

19th Century Female Seminary Once Educated Michigan's Girls

Michigan Female Seminary postcard from the archives of Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Credit courtesy of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum

The Michigan Female Seminary has been closed for more than a century, but at one time, it was one of the few places to send your daughter to continue her education in the 1800's. 

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Comics & Graphic Art
8:24 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Comic Artist Depicts Places, People of Kalamazoo

Simon Borst at People’s Food Co-op holding an issue of the People’s Food Co-op Coop Scoop with a two-page spread of his comic storytelling.
Credit Nancy Camden

For over a year, Coop Scoop, the quarterly newsletter put out by People’s Food Co-op of Kalamazoo has devoted a page to storytelling in the comic-art form. A 2011 University of Michigan school of art graduate, Simon Borst is the illustrator and is also the front-end manager at the co-op. 

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Local Attractions
3:52 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

When the Cascade Falls Open, Summer Starts in Jackson

The Cascade Falls in Jackson
Credit Nancy Camden

The Cascade Falls in Jackson, a destination for summer entertainment, opens Memorial Day Weekend and runs nightly through Labor Day.

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Hobbies & Farming
6:48 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Beekeepers Mourn But Remain Fascinated With Nature's Pollinators

Patricia Grupp inspecting her bee hive after the long, cold winter
Credit Nancy Camden

The honey bee in the United States is suffering stress from pesticides, mites and what is termed Colony Collapse Disorder. Adding to that stress was this year’s long, cold winter which was fatal to many local bee colonies.

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Arts & More
3:41 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Legacy of WMU Alumni Gwen Frostic Transcends Art, Culture

Students Leah Rutt and Nick Errard screen printing at the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University.
Credit Nancy Camden

Artist and entrepreneur Gwen Frostic was born April 26th in 1906 and died one day before her 95th birthday in 2001. She was a Western Michigan University (WMU) alumnus who gifted the university thirteen million dollars.

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