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.
Guitarist Joshua Breakstone Puts The Cello In Jazz Scott Vander Werf August 21, 2014 | WGVU The guitar trio is a standard configuration in the genres of jazz, blues, rock, folk and country music. Some guitarists prefer the harmonic freedom that lies with the simplicity of guitar, bass and drums. In jazz, there’s been a somewhat secret tradition of adding cello into the mix, going back to recordings of Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Nat Adderly and Wes Montgomery. Modern jazz guitarist Joshua Breakstone released a record this year that prominently features cello in the mix… ListenDownload
Parklets sprucing up downtown Grand Rapids David Moore August 21, 2014 | WGVU Some downtown Grand Rapids businesses are sporting a new look, at least on the outside. It’s part of an attempt to put more sparkle in the central city.
Today,WGVU Midday West Michigan chats with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Panning Manager Tim Kelly on the subject of parklets. What’s a parklet, you may ask? ListenDownload