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

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."

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

The CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy says when lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder approved a pilot program to test some welfare recipients for drugs, the created a “solution in search of a problem.” 


Kalamazoo Vice-Mayor Don Cooney says the city should seriously consider putting an income tax proposal before voters.

Gary Wilson

On WestSouthwest, what allowing Waukesha, Wisconsin to withdraw water from Lake Michigan means for future requests. And a retired educator speaks in South Haven Tuesday about getting off our phone and back outside.