WestSouthwest

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

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On WestSouthwest, a Western Michigan University Professor discusses the dynamics of family businesses and the shift from one generation to the next. And an interview with the director of the documentary Alice's Ordinary People, which will be shown at the Kalamazoo Public Library on Thursday. 


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Alice Tregay worked to help desegregate Chicago’s schools, became a political activist who worked to help the help elect the city’s first African-American mayor and helped inspire a young man named Barack Obama long before he came the nation’s first black President. Yet her story is largely unknown. 


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Western Michigan University Professor Laurel Ofstein says many students who have worked in their parents’ companies take her Family Business Management class. She says they sometimes come away with a much stronger feeling of “I can do this.” And sometimes they come away thinking “this is not for me.” 


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On WestSouthwest, the Douglas Community Association's new Executive Director tells us what she has planned for the non-profit organization. And the president of the Free Software Foundation speaks at Kalamazoo College next week.


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

A mentoring group for African-American males led by men of color is to debut this spring at Kalamazoo's Douglass Community Association as part of new Executive Director Cheree Thomas' plan to have the outreach center provide more programming to strengthen families, she tells WMUK's Earlene McMichael today on the WestSouthwest public-affairs show. 


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