On WestSouthwest, the state of the Presidential race in Michigan and elsewhere. And the Natural Resources Defense Council questions the fine levied against Enbridge for the Kalamazoo River oil spill and other violations.

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Two Western Michigan University Political Science Professors say Hillary Clinton’s very conventional campaign against Donald Trump’s unorthodox bid for the White House offers an interesting contrast for the fall. 


The National Media Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council says even after all the cleanup efforts, oil remains in the Kalamazoo River from a massive spill six year years ago. 


On WestSouthwest, a conversation with the long-time leader of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo who retires at the end of the year. And a look at the primary races for Kalamazoo County Commission on next month's ballot.

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Robert Ezelle, one of Kalamazoo County’s longest-serving nonprofit executives, is retiring from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo after 30 years as executive director. His last day is Dec. 31. Ezelle, 68, tells WMUK's Earlene McMichael on Thursday's WestSouthwest public-affairs show that he spent his formative years in foster homes. He says it wasn't until around age 12, when he was moved to a boy's residence and met a mentor, that he experienced genuine caring. That's why, Ezelle says, he strives to make every child coming through his doors feel "that they do belong" and insists his staff welcome them by name. (Click on icons to hear the interview, plus longer version.)