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Tim Bartik says incentives used by state and local governments to lure companies or encourage them to expand are not free. The Senior Economist at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research says it’s important to find out if the benefit of those incentives is worth the cost.


Alison Dunlap / University of Pennsylvania Museum

What came first at the dawn of human civilization: bread or beer? Patrick McGovern is betting on beer. The archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia studies the deep history of fermented alcoholic beverages, and has helped recreate several of them. McGovern speaks about his adventures in "paleo-brewing" at Western Michigan University on Thursday, April 12.


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Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Susan Hoffman says public housing has a reputation problem. But she says it’s still an important tool for providing housing for low-income people.


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Matt Longjohn says he never thought about seeking political office until 2017. He says being asked to stay quiet on an issue of public health policy started the process that led to his campaign for Congress. 


Western Michigan University

Note: We dust off this Jan. 19, 2015 WestSouthwest show in honor of yesterday's 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King.

Did you know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Kalamazoo? And just four months after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.?

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