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


Benjamin Busch has written about veterans issues in his memoir Dust to Dust and in publications such as Harper’s. 


The last decade has brought a number of imitators to the Kalamazoo Promise. Michelle Miller-Adams chronicled the spread of those programs in Promise Nation: Transforming Communities Through Place Based Scholarships. 

Courtesy of Tim Hiller

On WestSouthwest, the strain of military service on families. And former Western Michigan University quarterback Tim Hiller writes about football, faith and life. 

Courtesy of Tim Hiller

The NFL career Tim Hiller planned on after setting records as Western Michigan University’s quarterback never took off. He writes about changing plans, life and faith in his book Strive, Life is Short. Pursue What Matters.

WSW: The Strain on Military Families

Nov 4, 2015
Tony Ding, the Associated Press

Update: the start time of Col. Pereira's presentation at WMU has been corrected - see below.  

Angela Pereira spent 25 years in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of colonel. For most of those years, she was a military social worker assisting those in uniform dealing with family problems as well as mental health issues like PTSD