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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On WestSouthwest, an Upjohn Institute report on reforming education funding and a state Representative discusses possible solutions for road funding. 



"Michigan has a problem" according to a new report from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. That problem is that student achievement has fallen behind other states. 

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State Representative John Bizon says it may be time for lawmakers to "think outside the box" to generate more money for roads. 

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On WestSouthwest, a study on the link between location and economic mobility. And what we can expect from this year's fruit crop in Southwest Michigan. 


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When it comes to wealth, poverty and economic mobility, location matters. That's the finding of a study recently released by Harvard.