Scott Vander Werf October 11, 2012 | WGVU Chinese writer Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature today. The 57 Mo is renowned for blending magical realism into his fiction.
50 years ago John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature. Penguin books is celebrating by reissuing two of his most beloved books, "Travels with Charley: In Search of America" and "The Portable Steinbeck." Steinbeck scholar and director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at the University of San Jose has written a new introduction to "The Portable Steinbeck." WGVU's Scott Vander Werf has this feature report... ListenDownload
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Yesterday Organization on mission to protect Michigan wolves June 19, 2013 | WGVU The Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign is holding several educational forums around the state informing the public on the value of wolves, their history in the state, and an upcoming hunt planned later this year in the Upper Peninsula. ListenDownload
Tuesday Medical Mile public meeting draws a crowd-Midday West Michigan Grand Rapids MI June 18, 2013 | WGVU Development of a stretch of Michigan Street in downtown grand rapids known as the Medical Mile is moving right along. City officials have been careful to seek out public opinion on the project, holding two information sessions Monday. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore chats with Grand Rapids City Planning Director Suzanne Schulz… ListenDownload Innovation Talk June 18, 2013 | WGVU The West Michigan Chamber of Commerce has been providing assistance to Hispanic business leaders for more than a decade. It's mission continues assisting start-up entrepreneurs. ListenDownload
Monday State’s crusade to get kids in school shows early results, stirs controversy June 17, 2013 | MPRN With school out for the summer, state officials are already looking for ways to get more students to show up for classes in the fall. The state Department of Human Services wants to expand pilot programs that put more social workers in schools with high truancy rates. At the same time, D.H.S. has a new statewide policy that threatens to take away welfare benefits from families with kids who persistently miss school. But critics say that still means too few families are getting the support they need to avoid losing their cash assistance. ListenDownload