Portrait of Horace Holley from the Wilson Family Photographic Collection at the University of Kentucky
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On WestSouthwest, a rebroadcast of an interview from earlier this year about the history of higher education and the creation of the American West. 

Seita Scholars Program courtesy photo

A winter coat? Boots? An umbrella? Sheets? Toothpaste? Things we take for granted. Not so for former foster youth starting college, says Ronicka Hamilton, director of Western Michigan University's Seita Scholars Program that helps these students succeed at Western. The program, which just graduated its 100th student, is now collecting items for the new round of participants. On today's WestSouthwest current affairs show, we revisit the Seita Scholars Program. It turns 10 years old this fall. (Click on icon to hear the show.)


On WestSouthwest, a rebroadcast of an interview with Tom Vance discussing his book about former U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson. 


A city with wealthy philanthropists where families who started successful business have chosen to stay and donate their money to causes to make it a better community. That describes both Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

Kalamazoo County Administration Building - file photo

There's plenty of county government discussion on Thursday's WestSouthwest. First we sit down with Kalamazoo County Administrator Tracie Moored. Then we hear from Citizen's Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher on their report suggesting that counties should coordinate many local government services in Michigan.