WestSouthwest

Interviews with news makers and discussion of topics important to Southwest Michigan. Heard Wednesday mornings at 9:20. 

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On this Edition of WestSouthwest, State Representative Dave Maturen discusses roads and other issues. And the featured speaker for this year's ISAAC Banquest the Reverend John C. Welch. 

  

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State Representative Dave Maturen says it would not be helpful for lawmakers to start working on an alternative road funding proposal. The Republican whose district includes parts of Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties says if voters reject the ballot proposal to increase the sales tax on May 5th, roads will remain a major issue in Michigan. 


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The featured speaker for this year's ISAAC Banquet in Kalamazoo says the "Pittsburgh Promise" and similar programs create "wonderful opportunities." But the Reverend John C. Welch says challenges remain for poorer families to take full advantage of free college. 


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On WestSouthwest, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation implements a new strategic plan and examining the fallout from "net neutrality." 

  

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Western Michigan University Communication Professor Rick Gershon says the idea of "net neutrality" has been the basic rule governing the Internet for the last 20 years. The Federal Communications Commission issued a ruling last week seen as a victory for "net neutrality." 

 


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