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


On WestSouthwest, a film about stuttering will be screened in Kalamazoo this week. And an interview with the Green Party candidate for state House in the district that includes Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties. 


John Anthony La Pietra says he believes in Green Party values, and thinks that many other people believe in them as well. La Pietra is running for state House in the 63rd district, which includes parts of Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties. 

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Michael Turner says the inspiration for making a movie about stuttering came to him in 2009. Turner says he was on a trip with a friend who asked him what it was like to stutter. 

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On WestSouthwest,  a nationally known expert and author on care giving speaks in Kalamazoo. And Upjohn Institute economists examine whether the Affordable Care Act is leading more to more part-time workers.

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There are many controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act. Economists at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research examined the implications of Obamacare’s “employer mandate.”