On this Thanksgiving edition of WestSouthwest, we rebroadcast two interviews heard previously on the program. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and writer, actor and Marine Veteran Benjamin Busch. 

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We all have that first love. It hits us hard and we never forget. Some of us are lucky enough to hold onto that love our whole lives. For Marsha Meyer, that first and lasting love was the library. Meyer is retiring from the Portage District Library after 35 years but she remembers well that moment when she first entered the magical world of books as a child.


One Republican state Senator wants some criminal convictions to be automatically scrubbed from public records. 

"PEORIA, Ill. – The Western Michigan women's basketball earned a road win over Bradley 72-59 in the Renaissance Coliseum in their second game of a four-game road trip." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"The City Council on Tuesday approved transferring the vacant lot of the former Tiger Stadium to the Detroit Economic Growth Corp., paving the way for redevelopment of the site." (Detroit Free Press)