WestSouthwest

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

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On WestSouthwest,  a nationally known expert and author on care giving speaks in Kalamazoo. And Upjohn Institute economists examine whether the Affordable Care Act is leading more to more part-time workers.


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There are many controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act. Economists at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research examined the implications of Obamacare’s “employer mandate.” 


Matt Rourke, AP / AP

Being a caregiver for someone who's terminally ill or has a long-term illness can be exhausting. Joyce Rupp says both family caregivers and those who do the work professionally need to find a balance and care for themselves too. Rupp will be the main speaker at this year's 15th annual Community of Caregivers at the Transformations Spirituality Center in Kalamazoo. 


WMUK

On WestSouthwest, we sit down for the first time with the new President of Kalamazoo College. And we continue our interviews with state House candidates with the Republican running in the district that includes Kalamazoo. 


Earlene McMichael / WMUK

Today we get to know Jorge Gonzalez, Kalamazoo College's new president. His first day was July 1. Gonzalez's wife is a K graduate. He has his own ties to Michigan, earning both his master's and doctoral degrees in economics at Michigan State University. He’s spent his academic career at small liberal arts colleges, like K, starting out as a professor. Most recently, he was vice president of academic affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Click on the icon to hear WMUK's Earlene McMichael interview with him on the WestSouthwest public-affairs show.


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