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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 August 31, 2015

Historical marker of first Michigan state prison in Jackson - file photo
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On WestSouthwest, helping parents in the early years of child development. And as prison reform becomes more popular, who gets out first?

The Parents as Teachers program helps moms and dads with the development ot their children up to three years old. KRESA Director of Early Childhood Programs Kristi Carambula and Parent Educator Bianca Harris explain how the program works and its benefits. 

There has been growing consensus that Michigan can reduce its prison population and save money without jeopardizing public safety. Bridge recently asked Who Should we Cut Loose First? Contributor Ted Roelofs examined the issue of prison reform and tells us what he found. 

Gordon Evans became WMUK's Content Director in 2019 after more than 20 years as an anchor, host and reporter. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he began work at WMUK in 1996.
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