Gordon Evans

News Reporter/Producer

WMUK's Gordon Evans is an accomplished reporter and interviewer. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he came to WMUK from WAAM in Ann Arbor.

Kalamazoo County Administration Building - file photo
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There's plenty of county government discussion on Thursday's WestSouthwest. First we sit down with Kalamazoo County Administrator Tracie Moored. Then we hear from Citizen's Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher on their report suggesting that counties should coordinate many local government services in Michigan. 


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After two years when the Kalamazoo County administrator’s office was in flux, commissioners hired Tracie Moored for the post last fall. Last week, in a sign that perhaps stability has returned, the board approved a three-year contract. Moored joined WMUK’s West Southwest to talk about her approach to county government and her priorities for the next few years.


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On WestSouthwest, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation makes plans for a grant to promote racial healing. And the director of the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School's Innocence Project. 


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A Detroit man spent over 41 years in prison. In June, he became a free man and his conviction was vacated thanks in large part to the work of the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Innocence Project. LeDura Watkins was convicted of first degree murder in 1976.


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Lonna Lewis says the problems related to racism won’t be fixed in five years, but Lewis who is Community Investment Officer for the Kalamazoo Community Foundation says a large grant will help in the long run.


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