WestSouthwest

Interviews with news makers and discussion of topics important to Southwest Michigan. Heard Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:30. With an afternoon rebroadcast both days at 3:30

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David Benac says Democrats won’t have more money than Republican Congressman Fred Upton this fall, and he says the party won’t win the Congressional seat by finding the most moderate candidate.


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Former state House Speaker Chuck Perricone says perception is reality in politics and in any crisis. He says that’s why Michigan State University trustees should step aside – at least for now.


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On WestSouthwest, we discuss the impact of trade on the loss of manufacturing jobs with Upjohn Institute Economist Susan Houseman. And the co-investigator for Western Michigan University's Autism Center For Excellence Stephanie Peterson tells us about what they offer students and others, and the challenges remaining. 


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The co-investigator for Western Michigan University’s Autism Center for Excellence says treatment for people with autism is getting better. But Stephanie Peterson says more discoveries are being made, and more challenges remain.


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Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Economist Susan Houseman says the idea that trade is not responsible for a decline in manufacturing jobs has taken hold with economists and the media. But Houseman who is the institute’s Vice President and Director of Research says the data shows trade is at least one cause of fewer manufacturing jobs.


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