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TUPictures, Wikimedia Commons / Wikimedia Commons

Western Michigan University History Professor James Cousins says he wanted to write about the history of higher education and the creation of the American west. He found the story of Horace Holley and Transylvania University featured both. 


On WestSouthwest an extended version of an interview that originally aired in October. Orson Welles' radio broadcast of War of the Worlds and the phenomenon of "fake news." 


The old fire house at the corner of Douglas Avenue and North Street. Click through the slideshow to see pictures of the newly remodeled Station 5.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

After sitting vacant for about four years, the old Douglas fire house in Kalamazoo has undergone a $156,000 renovation to become a new community center. The station, at the corner of Douglas Avenue and North Street, was built in 1908 - back when fire trucks were pulled by horse teams. 


Andrew Medichini, The Associated Press / AP

Western Michigan University History Professor Anise Strong says she wrote her new book on Roman history to “get beyond this idea that there are these rigid categories of good and bad women.” 


Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The Capitol Commission has been working to restore these so-called “missing governors” for just over a year. Now Governor Kinsley Bingham, who served as governor from 1854 to 1859, will take his place on the walls of the Capitol. 

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