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, we hear from two state Representatives running for re-election, Republican Brandt Iden and Democrat Jon Hoadley. 


State Representative Jon Hoadley says coming from a family of teachers, makes education a top priority for him, and as a small business owner, he’s focused on reinvesting in small business. 


State Representative Brandt Iden says his focus is on making sure Michigan continues moving forward. The Republican is running for his second term in the 61st District, which includes most of the city of Portage and several surrounding townships. 


On WestSouthwest, Oceanographer Sylvia Earle speaks in Kalamazoo next week. And the late Daniel Berrigan will be remembered in Kalamazoo this week.

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For Sylvia Earle, a love of ocean came naturally at a young age, but she says it was life in the ocean has held her interest ever since.