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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Citizen Scientists
7:22 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

WSW: Encore Magazine Profiles Citizen Scientists

Lindsey Parkinson, an intern at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, releases a blue jay, after it was banded last fall
Credit Encore Magazine/Erik Holladay

WestSouthwest with Tiffany Fitzgerald

Writer Tiffany Fitzgerald examined some of the work being done by "citizen scientists" in Southwest Michigan. 

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The American Way of Eating
7:17 am
Tue March 4, 2014

WSW: The American Way of Eating

Broccoli Crops in King City, California
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Tracie McMillan

Tracie McMillan wanted to find out what happens to food before it reaches the table and how income and lifestyle impact what we eat. 

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Monarch Butterflies
8:15 am
Wed February 26, 2014

WSW: The Path of the Monarch Butterfly

Cluster of monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz, California
Credit Brocken Inaglory, Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Stephen Malcolm

Western Michigan University Biological Sciences Professor Stephen Malcolm says the population of the monarch butterfly in North America has dropped over the last 20 years. 

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Learning Network
7:12 am
Wed February 26, 2014

WSW: A Culture of Learning

Kalamazoo school bus - file photo
Credit WMUK

 

WestSouthwest with the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo

The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo was launched in 2011 as a collaborative effort to get every child in Kalamazoo County ready for school, college and beyond. 

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Environmental Justice
8:13 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WSW: Seeking Environmental Justice

Building that was once home to Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem
Credit Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Peggy Shepard

Peggy Shepard helped start West Harlem Environmental Action, or WE ACT, for Environmental Justice in 1988. 

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