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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Homeless Veterans
4:30 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WSW: A Veteran Looking to Help Homeless in Portland, Maine

A Stand Down for Veterans event to address issues of homelessness among vets in Massachusetts
Credit FEMA Photo Library/Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with story by Chris Killian

 (This story has been updated.)   

In Portland, Maine a veteran spends his nights trying to find the city's homeless, so he can help. Kalamazoo reporter and WMUK Correspondent Chris Killian followed along. 

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WestSouthwest
12:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

WSW: Crowdfunding Market No Investor Paradise

Wikimedia Commons
Credit Wikimedia Commons

WestSouthwest: Tom Edmonds on the dangers of investing as a crowdfunder

Proponents say allowing startups to support themselves with many small investments rather than a loan is a great way to grow the economy.

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John Dunn
5:21 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

WSW: Dunn "Disappointed" in Students Involved in Disturbance

Western Michigan University Police - file photo
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with John Dunn

    

Western Michigan University President John Dunn says the university is closely watching developments related to a large disturbance near campus. 

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WestSouthwest
12:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

WSW: How Passenger Pigeons Went from "Billions to None"

Male (left) and female passenger pigeons, in illustration.
Credit Joel Greenberg / Project Passenger Pigeon

Passenger pigeons once outnumbered all other birds in North America. When migrated they moved in huge flocks, sometimes comprising more than a billion birds. The largest nesting ever recorded covered 850 square miles.

That was in 1871. Just a few decades later, passenger pigeons were all but gone from the wild.

By the end of 1914 they were extinct.

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Richard Alley
9:20 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

WSW: Climate Change Science Made Accessible

Smoke from chimneys in Tokyo
Credit Eugene Hoshiko, The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Richard Alley

    

Richard Alley's work on climate science made him a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. 

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