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

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Peter Wielhouwer says compromise is the nature of politics. But he says Republicans who have made a commitment not to raise taxes are "in a box" on the issue of road funding. 


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On WestSouthwest the rare opportunity to study an earthquake in Michigan. And examining how Great Lakes issues fit into the 2016 Presidential campaign. 


iStock/Elizabeth Quillian

Commentator Gary Wilson says "everything lined up politically" for Great Lakes issues in about 2008. But he says that is likely to change with the next Presidential election, regardless of the outcome in 2016.


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On May 2nd, something unusual happened in Michigan, there was an earthquake. While that may sound scary in a region where seismic activity is rare, Western Michigan University Geosciences Professor David Barnes says it's also an opportunity for study. 


Kevin Lavery, WKAR

On WestSouthwest, a look at the wreckage of Proposal 1 and what options remain for improving Michigan's roads. Plus Two major youth forums on race issues in Kalamazoo. 

  

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