On WestSouthwest, we examine what makes a good public apology, and why they often miss the mark. And a new report on improving Michigan's scores in the "Kids Count" report.
Western Michigan University Communication Professor Keith Hearit studies apologies, specifically those offered by public figures and institutions amid controversy. He joins us to explain why the men accused of sexual harassment have struggled to find the right way to say "I'm sorry."
The Michigan League for Public Policy tracks how Michigan scores in child well-being through the annual "Kids Count" report. The League has issued a new report on how the state can improve its scores and conditions for children. Kids Count in Michigan Project Director for the Michigan League for Public Policy, Alicia Guevara Warren joins us to discuss the report's findings.