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Interviews with news makers and discussion of topics important to Southwest Michigan. Subscribe to the podcast through Apple itunes and Google. Segments of interview are heard in WestSouthwest Brief during Morning Edition and All Things Considered

WestSouthwest December 11, 2014

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On WestSouthwest, a look at Michigan's unique system of electing  state Supreme Court Justices and making the case for Quaker beliefs in public policy. 

Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Mark Hurwitz has explored the history of Michigan Supreme Court elections. He says despite a unique system that has "non-partisan" elections of judges nominated by political parties, change is not likely anytime soon. 

The Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation Diane Randall will speak in Kalamazoo on Saturday. She discusses advocating for Quaker beliefs in the halls on Congress and promoting political engagement. 

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