WestSouthwest

November 20, 2014
10:18 am
Thu November 20, 2014

WestSouthwest November 20, 2014

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On WestSouthwest, a new effort to eliminate the racial disparities in infant mortality in Kalamazoo County. And the founder of the Iraq Oil Report, Kalamazoo native Ben Lando, tells us Iraq is "close to the brink."

  

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WestSouthwest
10:03 am
Thu November 20, 2014

WSW: Coalition Mobilizes to Lower Black Infant Death Rate

Representatives from Kalamazoo County's medical, government, faith and other communities meet on Friday, Nov. 21st to kick off the Kalamazoo Infant Mortality Community Action Initiative.
Credit Gabi Menashe / Flickr

A strategy used in the Los Angeles area that led to a big drop in the high rate of black infants dying in the first year of birth is launching in Kalamazoo in hopes of similar results here, its lead organizer says.  

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Iraq
9:08 am
Thu November 20, 2014

WSW: Iraq Close to the Brink

A man inspects the site of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on November 17, 2014
Credit AP/Karim Kardim

Iraq Oil Report founder Ben Lando says in many ways Iraq is close to "falling apart." 

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November 17, 2014
9:19 am
Mon November 17, 2014

WestSouthwest November 17, 2014

Saugatuck Dunes
Credit John Haberstroh/Wikimedia Commons

On WestSouthwest, a new report on helping families out of poverty and what election results mean for Great Lakes issues. 

  

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Great Lakes Policy
9:17 am
Mon November 17, 2014

WSW: Snyder's Re-Election May Drive Great Lakes Policy

Saugatuck Dunes
Credit John Haberstroh/Wikimedia Commons

Governor Rick Snyder's re-election has ramifications for economic and social issues, as well as the Great Lakes. 

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