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

Susan Andress / Southwest Michigan's Second Wave

Theresa Coty O’Neill says she has discovered a rich legacy and generations of families in part of Kalamazoo. The On the Ground Project Editor for Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave is now writing about the people and places on Kalamazoo’s Northside. 


Gordon Evans / WMUK

Cathy Albro says there’s a long list of things she wants to do if elected to Congress. The Democrat is seeking the 3rd District Congressional seat currently held by Republican Justin Amash. Albro hopes her party can take control of the House in the November elections.


SAMHSA / Flickr

The CEO of Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services says they currently serve about 5,000 people a year. He says a federal grant should help them serve another 1,000. But Jeff Patton says that won’t meet all of the mental health needs in Kalamazoo County.


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Citizens Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher says businesses in Michigan will have a “fine line to navigate” if voters approve a proposal to legalize marijuana. That’s in part because pot would remain illegal under federal law.


Rich Pedroncelli / The Associated Press

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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