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College basketball
8:20 am
Wed March 19, 2014

WSW: WMU Alumnus Discusses "Dynasty That Changed College Basketball"

Larry Farmer, now an assistant Western Michigan University Basketball Coach, played for John Wooden at UCLA
Credit UCLA Yearbook, Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with John Matthew Smith

Georgia Tech History Professor John Matthew Smith's book examines the UCLA basketball dynasty under head coach John Wooden. 

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Health Insurance Exchange
5:20 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Insurers Could Be Covering Same-Sex Partners, Spouses on the Exchange

Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane getting married in San Francisco
Credit Brian Helder

Last November, Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane were married at city hall in San Francisco, California. When they got back, their health insurance company didn’t recognize them as a couple. So, a few months ago, Sanwald went on the health insurance exchange to find something better.

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Kalamazoo Early Retirement
9:12 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Kalamazoo Gazette Reporter Looks at City's Early Retirement Program

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Emily Monacelli

    

Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Emily Monaceill examined the numbers after Kalamazoo's early retirement program wrapped up in January. 

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Election Law
9:13 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

WSW: How Could Michigan Elections be Improved?

Voters standing in line in Miami for early voting in 2012 - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Jocelyn Benson

Jocelyn Benson is the Dean of Wayne State University's Law School and has written a book on the role of state Secretaries of State. 

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Dance & Culture
6:49 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Party with the Scots at the Celtic Ceilidh: 'Cause If It's Not Scottish...

Apprentice students doing Highland dances at the Bullard School of Dance
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

...Well, you remember the famous Saturday Night Live skit with Mike Meyers.  

This weekend you can celebrate what it means to be Scottish at the Celtic Ceilidh in Kalamazoo. The Ceilidh will take place Saturday at 4:30 at the Kalamazoo Ballet’s Bullard School of Dance on South Street.

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