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The Director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network says early fundraising totals show the state House races that people who write large checks believe are “worthy of an investment.” 


Michelle Gregoire describes herself as an average person, upset about what’s going on in Michigan. 

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Belinda Tate's rise to executive director of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts even surprises herself. "I never expected to have a career in the arts," she tells WMUK's Earlene McMichael on WestSouthwest today, her two-year anniversary at the KIA. "While an undergraduate at Yale, I was a math major -- applied math with a concentration in operations research."  Then she got a job in the Finance Department at the Yale Center for British Art in her sophomore year. What happened next shows the power of mentors, of which she'd had several while in college.

Courtesy of Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

On WestSouthwest, we discuss gender equality with the Director of the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. And a preview of the Michigan Autism Conference coming up in mid September. 

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When a young child is diagnosed with autism, Western Michigan University doctoral student Thom Ratkos says “There’s really no telling what the trajectory is.”