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

Western Michigan University

John Dunn says it has been a pleasure and honor to serve as Western Michigan University’s president. Dunn who will retire June 30th says he’s loved getting to know students, and says his advice for the next president would be to take time to interact with students, and the diverse groups on campus. 

On WestSouthwest, Congressman Fred Upton seeks another two year term in the U.S. House. And author and historian A. Brad Schwartz discusses fallout from The War of the Worlds in South Haven.   


Congressman Fred Upton has served in the U.S. House since 1987. The Saint Joseph Republican says people in the district don’t care what party you represent they want the job done. 

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According to legend, actor and director Orson Welles scared more than just the pants off an anxious nation with his famous 1938  War of the Worlds radio broadcast. But a Michigan historian and author says the myth that the show led to The Night That Panicked America, as a later TV movie called it, is just that: a myth. 


On WestSouthwest, we hear from Southwest Michigan First CEO Ron Kitchens. And State Representative Dave Maturen tells us why he's running for re-election.