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Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake
Ryan Webb / Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

On WestSouthwest, Bridge examines the ongoing debate over vaccinations and waivers in Michigan schools. And a National Geographic Explorer visits Michigan to look for a connection between diseases killing snakes and frogs.


Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake
Ryan Webb / Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

A National Geographic Explorer warns that “If amphibians start to disappear from the landscape then something is wrong.”


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Bridge Reporter Mike Wilkinson says when state health officials enacted new rules on immunizations to attend school “They didn’t want it to be easier to get a waiver than it was to get a shot.”


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

On today's WestSouthwest, we bring you an extended version of WMUK's Earlene McMichael's January interview with Cheree Thomas. She’s the new director of the Douglass Community Association, a 97-year-old outreach center in Kalamazoo that keeps keeping on thanks to public support. Thomas has been on the job now for five months.


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Before he was contacted by a search firm, Edward Montgomery already had some connections to Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo and the state of Michigan. Montgomery will become Western’s ninth president on August first.


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