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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Western Michigan University History Professor James Cousins says he wanted to write about the history of higher education and the creation of the American west. He found the story of Horace Holley and Transylvania University featured both. 

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Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell says the proposed Foundation for Excellence is similar to the Kalamazoo Promise and other philanthropic ventures in Kalamazoo. He says it’s another example of “thinking big” in the community. 

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Our final WestSouthwest of 2016 is an extended version of an interview from earlier this year on the history of women's suffrage in the United States.

On WestSouthwest an extended version of an interview that originally aired in October. Orson Welles' radio broadcast of War of the Worlds and the phenomenon of "fake news." 

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On today's WestSouthwest public-affairs show, hear a heartwarming story about the power of mentoring and adoption in a re-broadcast of WMUK's interview with Tim Terrentine, who is one of Kalamazoo County's fastest-rising young leaders. The former nonprofit executive became vice president of development and alumni relations at Western Michigan University in August. It's a longer version of a conversation with Local Morning Edition Host Earlene McMichael that aired in November. (Click on the icon to listen now).