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, one of the three Republicans running for state House in the 66th District which includes Van Buren and northwest Kalamazoo County. And Bridge Staff Writer Nancy Derringer discusses the options Michigan's lower-income families have for child care.

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As Michigan looks to move more low and moderate income people into the workforce, and close the achievement gap for their children, Bridge has examined the role of child care in both efforts.


The 66th state House District will have a new Representative next year. Republican Matt Nilson hopes he is the one taking the oath of office. 

Courtesy of the Gianunzio Family

For Independence Day, we have a rebroadcast of an "All-American" story. Tony Gianunzio of Kalamazoo shares his story of a baseball career put on hold by service in World War II. And how he finally made it to the pitcher's mound at Wrigley Field 73 years later. 


On WestSouthwest, we discuss the issues before the Portage City Council and the Kalamazoo City Commission. And the CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy tells us why drug testing welfare recipients is a "solution in search of a problem."