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WSW: Does "Fixing" Health Care Mean A Single Payer System?

Michigan for Single Payer Healthcare President Eli Rubin says the United States has a broken health care system. He says after several attempts to try and fix it, a single payer health care system makes sense right now.

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Carrie Phillips

Dolly Says "Hello!" to Kalamazoo: The Civic Opens 90th Season With Classic Musical

"Oh, helloooo, Dolly, well hellooo, Dolly, It's so nice to have you back where you belong..." The song itself may never leave our mental playlist, but the show it originated from sometimes does, for years and even decades. The Kalamazoo Civic Theater will mount the Jerry Herman classic for the first time since the 1970s, in a fresh production that opens Friday, Sep 21. Three stars of the cast - Lori Moore as Dolly Gallagher Levi, Hal Hobson as Horace Vandergelder, and Ken Holda as Cornelius Hackl - plus director Tony Humrichouser and Civic marketing director Janet Gover join Cara Lieurance in the studio for a refresher on this classic.

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The city of Kalamazoo says heavy rains have caused flooding of some streets. Update: WWMT reports all roads have been reopened. 

University Press of New England

On Monday’s WestSouthwest, a rebroadcast of an interview about Theodore Roosevelt – the writer. 


Governor Rick Snyder wants more money for environmental cleanup and water infrastructure. Homeless residents continue protests in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park. Stryker is buying a Virginia company that makes spinal devices. 

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(MPRN) A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was in court Thursday. Kathie Klages turned herself in to police and was arraigned on criminal charges for lying to law enforcement – a felony and a misdemeanor. 

Peter Robertson

When Lori Evesque earned her degree in food and biological process engineering at Purdue University, she didn’t see herself becoming a sheep farmer - yet. She began at Kraft as a food engineer. But that changed when she was asked to create a lighter and thinner waffle by adding wood pulp. That's right - wood pulp.


On WestSouthwest, the president of Western Michigan University's senior class of 1968 looks back at an "amazing time" to be a college student. And we have a rebroadcast from June about the lack of lifeguards on Great Lakes beaches  in Michigan. 


Western Michigan University’s 1968 senior class president says it 50 years ago was an amazing time to be a student on a college campus. Rick Markoff says major issues faced the nation and the world in 1968. He says those included race relations, the Vietnam War, and major cultural changes. 

A recall election is set in Bedford Township for November. A legal battle continues over an independent candidate running for Michigan Attorney General. M-STEP test results show a lack of progress.


(MPRN) The ACLU of Michigan says ICE has misled a federal court about whether Iraqi detainees can go back to Iraq. 


A cut in electric rates for some Southwest Michigan customers at the same time gas rates go up. Labor issues for nurses at a northern Michigan hospital and Ferris State University faculty. A new superintendent for Parchment Schools.