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

WMUK

On WestSouthwest, an explanation of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (it's not a government agency). And we remember former ONEPlace Director Thom Andrews who passed away last week, with a version of an interview with him that aired in August.


Courtesy of the Kalamazoo Public Library / Kalamazoo Public Library

Thom Andrews called being director of ONEPlace at the Kalamazoo Public Library his “dream job.” He had to give it up for health reasons. Andrews passed away last week at the age of 56.


Julia Rendleman / The Associated Press

The United States government does not have an agency in charge of arts and culture. But Adam Horowitz says some artists, activists and policy makers started to imagine what one would be like. 


WMUK

On WestSouthwest, how political boundaries are drawn and how money is raised for campaigns. 


Robert Weir / Voters Not Politicians

Former Congressman and state lawmaker Joe Schwarz says gerrymandering, term limits and money in politics are the biggest problems with state government. He’s backing a ballot drive designed to address gerrymandering. 

  

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