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

Kalamazoo College

After four months on the job, Jorge Gonzalez now has completed the final ceremonial step toward becoming Kalamazoo College's 18th president -- inauguration, which was held Nov. 5. Hear about his upbringing in Mexico, life-transforming study-abroad experience in America, what motivated him to pursue an academic career, higher education's role in addressing diversity, his leadership style, his goals, his link to Michigan through earning two degrees here, and more at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today on WMUK's WestSouthwest show (or click on the icon to listen now). It's a half-hour version of Earlene McMichael's shorter interview that originally aired in September. 

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Polls of battle ground states may have showed a likely victory for Hillary Clinton before Tuesday’s election. But Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Peter Wielhouwer says the trend was headed in Donald Trump’s direction in the days leading up to November 8th. 


Although he’s the son of a novelist, Benjamin Busch didn’t really find his voice as a writer until he was a marine sending letters home from Iraq. 


On WestSouthwest, Western Michigan University's new vice president of development and alumni relations Tim Terrentine. And the problem of light pollution and health benefits of darkness. 

Earlene McMichael / WMUK

Tim Terrentine, one of Kalamazoo County’s fastest rising young leaders who was recently named Western Michigan University’s vice president of development and alumni relations, is today's featured guest on WMUK's WestSouthwest public-affairs show. At age 37, he’s already been an executive director of a nonprofit organization, and now a vice president for a second time. But in a candid interview with Earlene McMichael, Terrentine shares that his many successes almost didn’t happen, even having once dropped out of college until mentors intervened.