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Ned Sublette
6:46 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Author and Musician Ned Sublette on "The American Slave Coast"

Ned Sublette
Credit Courtesy photo

Ned Sublette says his next book The American Slave Coast grew out of his previous work. 

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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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History
6:41 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

50th Marshall Home Tour celebrates with 'This Old House' star, other events

The Honolulu House in Marshall, Michigan
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The Honolulu House in Marshall was built in 1860 for Supreme Court Justice Abner Pratt who became the former the U.S. Consul to the Sandwich Islands, now called Hawaii. It’s just one of more than 20 sites in the city that will be part of the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Home Tours.

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Sports & History
3:17 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Vintage base ball club takes the sport to a simpler time

Members of the Continental Base Ball Club shake hands with their opponents after a game.
Credit Chris Fusciardi

On Saturday you will get a chance to see what baseball would have looked like 150 years ago. It’s the last game of the season for the Continental Base Ball Club of Kalamazoo . The game starts at 4 p.m. at Flesher Field in Oshtemo. A vintage base ball team supported by Kalamazoo’s Historical Society. 

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History & Film
10:53 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Why we watch movies about historical events

Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln and Ben Affleck’s Argo both did well at the box office and the Oscars. But why were these historical films so popular?

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