Midday West Michigan

Eric Olsen and the ReVision Quartet release "Sea Changes"

Jan 7, 2016

Grammy nominated pianist, Eric Olsen, graces both the classical and jazz worlds. His new CD, "Sea Changes", his ReVision Quartet mixes both with cutting edge results.   


Tuesday from the White House East Room, President Barack Obama took executive action calling for background check requirements for guns purchased from dealers.

At the President's side was Grand Rapids native, Sara Moore Kerai, a gun control advocate working in Washington D.C. We spoke with her about the day's events.    

A Grand Rapids-based medical devise and service provider enters the non-profit sector making a commitment to deliver the best possible healthcare to military veterans. 

Guitarist Doug MacDonald releases "Solo Plus"

Jan 4, 2016

 Doug MacDonald is one of the most prominent jazz guitarists in California. He has a new CD out "Solo Plus" featuring a treasure trove of Great American Songs and Standards.   

Mark Sanchez
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In the MiBiz Crystal Ball edition we break down the MiBiz/Crain's sentiment survey that says business owners "are cautiously optimistic" about 2016.   Also, Gov. Snyder gets high marks while the state legislature is viewed poorly.


Grand Valley State’s Women’s Soccer team won their fifth NCAA title last weekend in Pensacola, Florida.  We take a look back at the challenging five playoff wins it took for the Lakers to reach the pinnacle.

In The Heart Of The Sea Opens In Theaters

Dec 11, 2015
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In The Heart Of The Sea is the latest film by Ron Howard, based on the true life story that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick.  WGVU sits down with Ron Van Timmeran for our weekly movie talk.

Mark Sanchez
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  MiBiz senior writer, Mark Sanchez, discusses Michigan lawmakers continuing the Switch Communications tax abatement debate. The trend to make health care more efficient through telemedicine and Spectrum Health eyeing a Grand Haven medical campus.      

Michigan Supreme Court seal

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether courts can step into resolve a dispute between members of a church, or if that’s forbidden by the separation of church and state.

Downtown Grand Rapids
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In October, Grand Rapids officials sat down with civic-minded software developers and programmers to team up on ideas that use city data for community benefit.

The Friendly Code panel event included discussion on the city’s 311 services and a presentation by mayor-elect Rosalynn Bliss.

Allen Clark is a brigade captain at Friendly Code – the Grand Rapids chapter of Code for America. He says you don’t need to be a code ninja, or even a novice to get involved.