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

Jennifer Leigh

Jennifer Leigh says she uses art as therapy. Grace Barrett says drawing helps get her feelings out and relax the symptoms of depression. Both of them will have art on display at Friday’s Art Hop in downtown Kalamazoo.

University Press of New England

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


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. 

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Officials with the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region say they want to be seen as more than a fund raising organization. They want to be a leader in creating programs that have an impact.