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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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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Local Music
5:19 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Legends Drum & Bugle Corps takes marching band on the road

The drum and bugle corps prepares for performance
Credit Nancy Camden

Legends of Kalamazoo is a touring drum and bugle corps made up of 15 to 22-year-olds who perform and compete with a variety of instruments and pageantry-like movement.

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Biking
10:04 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Kalamazoo man finishes bike ride across America

Mel Church finishing his trip in Virginia

This past summer, Kalamazoo resident Mel Church rode his bicycle 4,200 miles from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia. WMUK reporter, Nancy Camden rode on the Portage bike trail with Church to learn what he experienced after his report from Wyoming in mid-July. 

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History
6:53 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Michigan women honored in Hall of Fame

Sandy Soifer in the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame
Credit Nancy Camden

  About 160 women have been honored in the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame and about a dozen of them are from the Kalamazoo area.

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Culture
11:26 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Native Americans not just a page in history, says Nokomis Learning Center

A display at the Nokomis Learning Center.
Credit Nancy Camden

The word Nokomis means grandmother in Anishinaabe. The Nokomis Learning Center in Okemos, Michigan does what grandparents do in native culture; they pass down the education, the wisdom and the traditions.

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