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On WestSouthwest, the Dean of Western Michigan University's Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine talks about big milestones this year. And Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring marks it's 60th anniversary in Southwest Michigan. 


WMUK

The Dean of Western Michigan University’s Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine says full accreditation is “the step I’ve been waiting seven years for since I came to Kalamazoo.”


Courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring

The CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring says every successful adult can think of someone who influenced them. Amy Kuchta says that’s why the organization is looking to add more mentors in Southwest Michigan.


WMUK

On WestSouthwest, a broadcast journalist comes to Kalamazoo this month to discuss what it means to be a descendent of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemmings. And we get the latest report on campaign fundraising and spending in Michigan.


Courtesy photo | Shannon LaNier

When Shannon LaNier was a boy, he told his classmates that President Thomas Jefferson was his great grandfather. His teacher didn't see how that was possible. LaNier looks black. She instructed him to stop lying. Now, he says, DNA and other evidence supports the story that had been passed down in his family of its connection to Jefferson and enslaved woman Sally Hemings. LaNier speaks in Kalamazoo on Feb. 27.


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