George Franklin

On WestSouthwest, two previously aired interviews with authors. Former Kellogg executive George Franklin discusses lobbying for the Battle Creek-based company.  Battle Creek native and Illinois Wesleyan University Professor Megahn Burke writes about the tea party. 

"PORTAGE, MI - Both the governor and attorney general oppose a Portage ballot issue in November to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, but if it passes it will become a part of the city charter, Portage officials said." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Grand Rapids Symphony

The Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck comes to a close this week with two works that qualify for a Chamber Music 101 class: Shostakovich's devastating Piano Trio No. 2, and Schubert's uplifting Quintet for Strings in C

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

A federal appeals court says the Livingston County Jail can’t refuse to deliver letters in envelopes from ACLU attorneys to inmates.

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The new head of the Michigan Department of Education says he’ll act on his own to improve teacher evaluations if lawmakers fail to do so.