WestSouthwest

Interviews with news makers and discussion of topics important to Southwest Michigan. Heard Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:20. 

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Foster Care
8:53 am
Wed May 28, 2014

WSW: Study Finds Racial Disparities in Michigan's Foster System

Class of Seita Scholars at Western Michigan University
Credit Western Michigan University

WestSouthwest with Paul Elam

The report by the Michigan Race Equity Coalition finds minority children are more likely to live in families investigated for abuse and neglect. 

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Election 2014
8:16 am
Wed May 28, 2014

WSW: Democratic Candidate Says Upton No Longer a Moderate

Paul Clements
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Paul Clements

    

Western Michigan University Professor Paul Clements says climate change is one of the major issues that convinced him to challenge Congressman Fred Upton. 

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Literacy Council
7:37 am
Tue May 20, 2014

WSW: Wiping Out Adult Illiteracy

Anthony Everson, a 53-year-old warehouse worker from Kalamazoo, and his tutor, Carl Ill, a retired principal and English teacher, work together in March. They've been meeting for the last 1 1/2 years.
Credit Earlene McMichael, WMUK

WestSouthwest for May 21st

The Kalamazoo Adult Literacy Council says not being able to read is an invisible impairment -- or at least one easy to conceal. 

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WestSoutwest May 14th
10:07 am
Wed May 14, 2014

WestSouthwest - May 14, 2014

Credit Fostering Success, Western Michigan University

WestSouthwest - May 14th, 2014

On this week's WestSouthwest, we hear about helping foster children succeed in college and beyond. And an Egyptian professor tells us about changing cultural climate in his native country. 

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Egypt
9:06 am
Wed May 14, 2014

WSW: Young People and Changing Culture in Egypt

This photo was taken in December of aculpture of an upside down Eagle created by a graffiti artist in Cairo, Egypt.
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Osama Madany

    

Professor Osama Madany says the younger generation in Egypt felt forgotten by older, patriarchal leaders. 

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