WGVU’s Midday West Michigan brings you national, state and local news every weekday. On each program you’ll also hear interviews and feature segments from WGVU reporters on a variety of topics relevant to West Michigan. Enjoy special reports on the financial markets, business, innovation, products and services, science, and the environment. Midday is hosted by Patrick Center.
Michigan Proposal 1 debate Patrick Center April 21, 2015 | WGVU In less than three weeks Michigan voters will decide if Proposal 1’s sales tax increase is the best way to fix the state’s roads and bridges. The sales tax would increase from 6 to 7-percent generating $1.3 billion dollars a year over the next 10 years. It includes raising $300 million in additional public school funding and $95 million in new revenue for local governments. On WGVU’s “West Michigan Week” the pros and cons of Proposal 1 were debated with Paul Mitchell, Chairman of the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals opposes Prop 1, and John LaMacchia, Legislative Associate with the Michigan Municipal League and a supporter from Safe Roads Yes! ListenDownload
Muskegon officials team up to tackle chlamydia rates Hilary Farrell April 14, 2015 | WGVU High chlamydia rates in Muskegon County have prompted officials to take certain steps. One initiative expands a partnership with Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan. WGVU recently spoke with PPWNM’s Bridget White about the response to what’s been referred to as the “chlamydia epidemic”. ListenDownload