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West Michigan Week Logo

New episodes air Fridays at 8:00 p.m. on WGVU LIfe and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. WGVU HD

Featuring a wide variety of viewpoints and lively discussion that goes beyond the headlines, West Michigan Week highlights the news that is important to West Michigan.Each week host Patrick Center, along with regular guest Carol Valade from the Grand Rapids Business Journal and members of the WGVU news team, discuss the top local news with a wide range of guests that has included Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, Senator Carl Levin and Representative Vern Ehlers. Tune in for the news that affects you the most, with the people who know it the best.

Ask The Logo

New episodes air Thursdays at 6P and repeat Fridays at 1:30A

This informative program features a variety of topics, from medicine to sports, from animals to entertainment.

Each week, host Shelley Irwin invites a group of experts into the studio to discuss new developments in their fields and to answer your questions. Viewers are encouraged to call in and ask questions on air, or questions and comments can be e-mailed to the show’s producer before the show at askthe@wgvu.org.

Every show is something new, so tune in to hear medical and legal advice, tips on pet care, travel tips, and plenty more. And while you’re watching, call in and get an answer to your own specific questions! It’s great entertainment and free advice, Ask The...

Shelley Irwin
Shelley Irwin
WGVU Ask The... Host
Upcoming Episodes
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New episodes air the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. and repeat the following Sunday at 5:30 a.m.

WGVU’s newest series, Community Connection, offers an educational and informational spotlight on non-profit agencies in West Michigan, as host Shelley Irwin talks face to face with area non-profit leaders.

Discover the unique opportunities for community participation within the non-profit establishments and the lives of those who have been touched by the offerings of non-profits.

The series also includes a weekly and monthly community calendar, providing the viewer timely information of area events and happenings.

Celebrating and promoting public awareness of the many non-profit opportunities in West Michigan, Community Connection hopes to inform the viewer about opportunities to become a part of this community.

Upcoming Shows:

In February, we welcome representatives from:

Downs Syndrome Association of West Michigan
Mind Meets Music

Shelley Irwin
Shelley Irwin
WGVU Ask The... Host

If you are part of a non-profit organization that is holding an event you would like on the Community Connection calendar, please send your event and contact information to communityconnection@wgvu.org or mail it to:

Attn: Community Connection
301 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Any qualified non-profit organization will be considered. Announcements will be placed subject to space and time limitations.


For more than a decade, Family Health Matters on WGVU’s Health Care Theme Nights has offered an in-depth examination of health issues affecting people in West Michigan.

Programs deal with such topics as cancer, mental illness, stroke and eating disorders, often with stories told through the eyes of people who suffer from the ailment being discussed.

Each theme night features programs on the topic along with a live, in-studio panel discussion with local experts and professionals. Viewers can call in to ask questions or to share their own outlooks and stories on the air.

Often touching and always informative, this series brings a personal aspect to health issues that affect millions of people every day.

Shelley Irwin
Shelley Irwin
Family Health Matters Host

Sun, Jan. 26 at 3P
Conquering Obesity

Sun, Feb. 09 at 3P

Sun, Feb. 23 at 3P
Food Allergies


New episodes air Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on WGVU life, Sundays at 10:30 am on WGVU HD and repeat Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. on WGVU HD

Featuring profiles of the people and issues that shape our community, Newsmakers explores the news that lies closest to home. From local stories of triumph and discovery to entertainment and competition in West Michigan, hosts from the WGVU News department present guests who have overcome odds and made a difference in the world around them. The people who make the news tell their stories and share their extraordinary lives with viewers every week on this program that celebrates our neighbors and community leaders.

Do you know any Newsmakers?

To submit an idea for the program, contact
Newsmakers at feedback@wgvu.org

Watch EP 1308 on PBS. See more from NewsMakers.

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