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Elevated levels of lead in Flint’s drinking water and a long-delayed and much criticized study of the aging oil pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac have a common thread in the eyes of commentator Gary Wilson. 

Chris Crass

Are racism and sexism inevitable? Not according to activist and author Chris Crass


On WestSouthwest, we hear from the mayors of Kalamazoo and Portage on issues facing their cities and the region. Plus MiBiz Senior Writer Mark Sanchez explains Perrigo's efforts to fend off a hostile takeover bid from Mylan, and where the company may go from here.


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Perrigo remains a major producer of over the counter pharmaceuticals, and much of its operations will still be in Allegan after its shareholders rejected a hostile takeover bid from Mylan. 


Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Portage Mayor Peter Strazdas say the cities will continue looking for ways to cooperate, improve service and save money.

The mayors of the two cities were both re-elected earlier this month to two year terms. Hopewell won Kalamazoo’s first separate election for mayor. In previous elections, he became mayor by winning the most votes of all city commission candidates. Strazdas was unopposed in his re-election bid in Portage. The two mayors sat down with WMUK’s Gordon Evans to discuss the issues facing both cities and the region.