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Health Care
7:24 am
Wed September 11, 2013

WestSouthwest: Preparing for the Affordable Care Act

Laura Miller of New Hampshire hopes to purchase insurance through a health care exchange
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Interview with Erin Knott

The group Enroll America wants people to be aware that changes are coming October first. 

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Congress
7:22 am
Wed September 11, 2013

WestSouthwest: Congressman Fred Upton

Rally against implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Upton would like the entire law delayed for a year
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Interview with Fred Upton

Republican Representative Fred Upton says Congress has a "heavy plate" this fall. 

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WestSouthwest
12:26 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

WestSouthwest: Walking the Great Lakes

Loreen Niewenhuis has a close encounter with a wave
Credit Loreen Niewenhuis

What’s an author to do after writing about a thousand-mile walk around Lake Michigan? If you’re Loreen Niewenhuis of Battle Creek the answer is simple: hike another thousand miles around parts of the other lakes. Niewenhuis recently published a new book about that experience called A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk and it has received some national media attention.

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WestSouthwest
12:18 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

WestSouthwest: Helping Haiti's kids

ICC US National Director Keith Mumma with kids in Haiti
Credit International Child Care

The Caribbean nation of Haiti was once a port-of-call for cruise ships. These days it’s better known for poverty and disasters, both man-made and natural. But the country’s problems have roots that reach far back in its history.

In the mid-1960s a farm couple from Indiana visited Haiti during a holiday cruise and returned with a determination to help kids there. The faith-based Christian organization they founded, International Child Care, is now based in Kalamazoo.

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WestSouthwest
9:58 am
Tue August 27, 2013

WestSouthwest: Where you live affects your health

Dr. Adewale Troutman explains the health impacts of class, race and neighborhood for the first episode of the PBS series "Unnatural Causes"
Credit Unnatural Causes

Did you know that your zip code says a lot about your health? In fact, it is “the most important risk factor” in determining our wellness, according to Dr. Adewale Troutman, president of the American Public Health Association in Washington. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on health inequities.

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