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Paolo del Vecchio says he suffered from mental illness and addiction, and at one point considered suicide. But del Vecchio who now works with the federal Substance Abuse and Metal Health Services Administration, says he found that by giving back to others he could help himself. (Correction: see below) 


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Kalamazoo Nature Center CEO Bill Rose says following H. Lewis Batts was a little intimidating when he began the job in 1989. Rose he tried to build on the legacy that was handed off to him, and says his successor should do the same thing.

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When some people take opioids it addresses their pain, and they have no trouble when it’s time to stop using them. But some people struggle to find the right pain relief, and others end up addicted. A new study being conducted in the Kalamazoo area is searching for the role genetics may play.

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On WestSouthwest, we sit down with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs. And we hear about the "Welcome to Kalamazoo" show planned for the May 4th Art Hop in downtown Kalamazoo. 

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Bill Cobbs’ background includes working as an executive at Xerox and a stint in the Navy to help pay for getting his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He also worked as a police officer while attending Wayne State University Law School. Now he’s running for governor because he says it’s time to “get Michigan back on track.” But Cobbs will be running as a write-in candidate.