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.

"BATTLE CREEK, MI -- There will be no school Wednesday in the Lakeview School District while police investigate an emailed threat to staff received Tuesday night." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"ALBION – Albion College police are investigating a possible hate crime after members of a fraternity reported finding hate-filled graffiti in their house over the weekend." (Battle Creek Enquirer)


On WestSouthwest, a Western Michigan University Professor discusses the dynamics of family businesses and the shift from one generation to the next. And an interview with the director of the documentary Alice's Ordinary People, which will be shown at the Kalamazoo Public Library on Thursday. 


Alice Tregay worked to help desegregate Chicago’s schools, became a political activist who worked to help the help elect the city’s first African-American mayor and helped inspire a young man named Barack Obama long before he came the nation’s first black President. Yet her story is largely unknown. 


Western Michigan University Professor Laurel Ofstein says many students who have worked in their parents’ companies take her Family Business Management class. She says they sometimes come away with a much stronger feeling of “I can do this.” And sometimes they come away thinking “this is not for me.”