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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Nature
10:34 am
Thu September 5, 2013

For the love of trees: Growing hundred year old giants

Blaine Mosher stands in front of an old red oak on his farm
Credit Nancy Camden

When a seed falls from a tree, what are the odds that it will take root and then grow for 300 years or more? Norm Bober in Van Buren County increases the possibility. As a teenager, when his family went to hunt for a Christmas tree, he brought pine cones home and planted the seeds. The next spring, they sprouted into pine trees.

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Animals
6:21 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Dog park provides social atmosphere for dogs and humans

Matt Newton and pets at Fairmount Dog Park in Kalamazoo
Credit Nancy Camden

The muscles in Elliott’s body tighten with anticipation as he spots some dogs pulling on their leaches, heading to the gate at the Fairmount Dog Park in Kalamazoo. The dog park is Elliott’s reason for living, according to Will Matthews, his human.

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Hobbies
3:50 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Kids learn bike independence through Open Roads

Two boys grab a tire at the Fixapalooza workshop
Credit Nancy Camden

The Open Roads Bike Program teaches kids how to work on their bikes. Through a Kalamazoo Community Foundation workshop, Ethan Alexander created the five-year-old program. 

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Fine Art
11:25 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Scientist finds her way to glass art

Gloria Badiner at her glass art studio in Mattawan
Credit Nancy Camden

When Gloria Badiner of Mattawan saw some glass art, she instantly fell in love. She was a working scientist at the time.

“Glass is a material that has a scientific component to it,” Badiner says, “so, it just fit really well for me.” 

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WMUK News
11:39 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Going coast-to-coast by bicycle

Kalamazoo bicyclist Mel Church on the road
Credit Mel Church

Fifty-nine-year old Mel Church of Kalamazoo has averaged 55 miles-a-day bicycling coast to coast this summer. He began June 4th on the Pacific coast and reached Colorado on Tuesday, July 16th. Except for the ‘friends’ he meets along the way, he is on his own. From Lander, Wyoming, he phoned in to report on his trip so far.

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