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


On WestSouthwest, the budget battles over Great Lakes funding. And a Kalamazoo Central High School student shares his experience at the "March for Our Lives" in Washington D.C.

Jake Fales

Kalamazoo Central High School senior Reuben Glasser says when everyone who was touched by gun violence was asked to raise their hands at Saturday’s “March For Our Lives” in Washington D.C. “It was hard to see" so many people affected. 

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Environmental Protection Agency

Funding for Great Lakes programs is protected in the latest federal budget signed into law by President Donald Trump, but Gary Wilson, contributor to Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau says many of the same battles may be fought again for next year’s budget.

David Eggert / The Associated Press

Meg Hughey and other survivors of sexual assault at Michigan State University began speaking out in 2015. None of the women had been assaulted by Larry Nasser. But she says the scandal involving the former sports doctor presented an opportunity to hold the university accountable.


On WestSouthwest, Michigan's formula for distributing money for roads doesn't' work well, but it's hard to change. And why Michigan government could use more sunshine.