On WestSouthwest, a new book on women voting in the elections that followed winning the right to vote. And the 160th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's visit to Kalamazoo will be marked this weekend.

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University of Notre Dame Political Science Professor Christina Wolbrecht says a lot is known about the movement to get women the right to vote, but she says how women used the right to vote hasn’t received nearly as much study. 


Abraham Lincoln visited Michigan only once. He came to Kalamazoo to give speeches in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park 160 years ago, four years before he became president and the Civil War began. The Kalamazoo Abraham Lincoln Project will mark the event Saturday at the Kalamazoo Public Library. 


On WestSouthwest, we ask why Republicans seem so angry with former governor William Milliken's endorsement of Hillary Clinton. And an update on our monthly feature Why' That.   


How did that get it’s name? How is that a park? What’s the deal with Kalamazoo’s water? Over the last year we’ve fielded questions about what makes people curious in Southwest Michigan.