File photo of the South Haven lighthouse

Great Lakes Echo Commentator Gary Wilson says this year’s election should have taught everyone the hazards of making predictions. So instead of forecasting how President-elect Donald Trump will address the Great Lakes, Wilson has some suggestions. 

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Western Michigan University History Professor Anise Strong says she wrote her new book on Roman history to “get beyond this idea that there are these rigid categories of good and bad women.” 


Our Thanksgiving edition of WestSouthwest is a rebroadcast from earlier this month. We talk with author, actor and Marine veteran Benjamin Busch. 


On WestSouthwest, an Upjohn Institute Economist explains how the recession leads to the "upskilling" of many jobs. And the Kalamazoo Humane Society hopes to expand its services in a new facility. 

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The Director of the Kalamazoo Humane Society says a new facility will help the organization with its programs, including spaying and neutering pets.