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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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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Iraq Oil Report
7:21 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WSW: Covering Oil, Politics and More in Iraq

Ben Lando outside the Baghdad Zoo
Credit Courtesy of Ben Lando

WestSouthwest with Ben Lando

Ben Lando's career in journalism has taken him from Kalamazoo to Baghdad. 

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An Archaeology of Yearning
8:12 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

WSW: An Archaeology of Yearning

An Archaeology of Learning
Credit Courtesy of Bruce Mills

WestSouthwest with Bruce Mills

Kalamazoo College English Professor Bruce Mills wanted to write a book that told the story of him and his family. 

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WMU Community Empowerment Center
8:05 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

WSW: WMU's Community Empowerment Center

Project Connect in Kalamazoo connects families to free services - file photo
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Teresa Bingman

Western Michigan University launched the Community Empowerment Center last year to address the issue of poverty. 

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Right to Work
8:23 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

WSW: How Right to Work Became Law in Michigan

Protesters rally at the state Capitol in 2012 opposing a "right to work" law for Michigan - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Andy Kroll

    

Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll takes a look at how a "conservative pipe dream" became reality in Michigan. 

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