Some business groups and Republican lawmakers have criticized the Obama administration’s new rules for states on carbon emissions. But energy consultant Michael Rader says the Clean Power Plan is good for the environment and the economy. 

Southern Poverty Law Center website

Longtime civil-rights champion Julian Bond who died Saturday from complications from vascular disease spoke last year at Albion College, giving an interview to WMUK in advance of that lecture. Today we air a half-hour version of it on our WestSouthwest public affairs show.

George Franklin

On WestSouthwest, two previously aired interviews with authors. Former Kellogg executive George Franklin discusses lobbying for the Battle Creek-based company.  Battle Creek native and Illinois Wesleyan University Professor Megahn Burke writes about the tea party. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Two interviews that originally aired earlier this year on WestSouthwest. A 1950's plan would have transformed downtown Kalamazoo.  And a report from the Upjohn Institute on reforming education in Michigan.

Western Michigan University

On WestSouthwest, two previously aired interviews. Two Western Michigan University students have developed a device which can save the lives of premature infants in underdeveloped countries. And a retired Eastern Michigan University Professor's book about President Lyndon Johnson and a one-time powerful Congressman, now a "footnote to history."