On WestSouthwest an extended version of an interview that originally aired in October. Orson Welles' radio broadcast of War of the Worlds and the phenomenon of "fake news." 

Earlene McMichael / WMUK

On today's WestSouthwest public-affairs show, hear a heartwarming story about the power of mentoring and adoption in a re-broadcast of WMUK's interview with Tim Terrentine, who is one of Kalamazoo County's fastest-rising young leaders. The former nonprofit executive became vice president of development and alumni relations at Western Michigan University in August. It's a longer version of a conversation with Local Morning Edition Host Earlene McMichael that aired in November. (Click on the icon to listen now).


On WestSouthwest, Congressman Fred Upton discusses 21st Century Cures, Palisades and more. And former State lawmaker Ken Sikkema tells us why he thinks the state legislature could pass criminal justice reform next year. 

Nancy Camden

Former Michigan lawmaker Ken Sikkema says he is disappointed that criminal justice reform did not pass before lawmakers adjourned for the year. But Sikkema says he believes the legislature will take the issue up again in the new session. 

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, The Associated Press / AP

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the 21st Century Cures Act means “we will find cures for these diseases…years before we otherwise would have.”