Midday West Michigan

12 Strong Men, Den of Thieves, and Forever My Girl open in theaters around western Michigan, along with Oscar favorites Phantom Thread and Call Me By Your Name.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran about these movies.  First here's the preview for Phantom Thread.


The #MeToo movement sparking a national dialogue about sexual abuse of women has lead to FRONTLINE updating its 2015 documentary "Rape on the Night Shift."

WGVU talks with Andres Cediel who is a producer for FRONTLINE and with the investigative reporting program at U.C. Berkeley about sexual abuse of janitor immigrant women.

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MiBiz senior writer Mark Sanchez focuses on mergers and acquisitions in 2018.


One in 10 workers in the United States in employed by some form of philanthropy. With changes coming to the field in 2018 what can nonprofits expect?

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has identified 11 trends.

Executive Director Kyle Caldwell discusses those trends and how to best understand their impacts.

Movie Talk

Jan 5, 2018
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Celebration Cinema!'s Ron VanTimmeren and Eric Kuiper preview Molly's Game, Insidious: The Last Key and Darkest Hour during our weekly Movie Talk.


This week on Order Up! we highlight GROVE restaurant in Grand Rapids as they share with us what they are doing with their menu to bring in the new year.

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MiBiz senior writer, Mark Sanchez, talks with area business leaders discussing their views on what lies ahead for the West Michigan economy in 2018.

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WGVU continues honoring area Veterans. Today, we turn our attention to Veteran volunteers in Muskegon restoring a Vietnam era river patrol boat. It’s one of only 33 remaining PBR boats. We share with you the story of nonprofit Operation Black Sheep.

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Advance Care Planning takes the guesswork out of "end of life" decisions. Advocates note that a plan lets family and friends know your wishes in the event of an accident or illness that is considered life threatening. What role does faith play in the process of Advance Care Planning?


America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree calls West Michigan home. Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts hosted Mona Shores High School’s 33rd annual America's Tallest Singing Christmas Tree concert this year.

WGVU visited with the choir for a behind-the-scenes tour of a lakeshore holiday tradition.