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When it comes to dealing with failing schools, Bridge Reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey says Michigan is in a class all its own.


On WestSouthwest, a Western Michigan University Political Science Professor tells us what repealing the Dodd-Frank financial reform law could mean. And YWCA Kalamazoo takes aim at hate crimes.

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YWCA Kalamazoo Project Coordinator Emily Deering says whether it meets the legal definition of a hate crime, it’s important to recognize hate speech.

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Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Kevin Corder says “when Wall Street is the villain” everyone is on board for financial reform. He says bankers don’t seem to be the villains now.


On WestSouthwest, Bridge's academic state champs. And a Kalamazoo College graduate now works to help colleges move to renewable energy.