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Focus West Michigan

Focus West Michigan is a daily news podcast from WGVU presenting local news, as well as features on community organizations, events, and more.

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Latest Episodes
  • Patrick Center explores the economic impact of cruises on the Great Lakes, also the KCHD makes a year of its lead exposure prevention campaign, Michigan is offering more money to farms impacted by bird flu, and more.
  • Dee Morrison looks at the large need for foster families in Kent County, MDOT is hosting a meeting about M-46, Ottawa County is exploring micro homes as a solution to the housing crisis, and more.
  • Shelley Irwin previews this weekend’s Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival and Highland Games, GR is breaking ground for a new lodge at Martin Luther King Park, there’s a need for foster homes for LGBTQ youth, and more.
  • Local and state news: Ready by Five, Ottawa Co. parks, Ronald McDonald House West Michigan, recount legislation, a capitol pizza party and more. Featured interview: New movies this weekend
  • Jennifer Moss goes on a ghost tour, the City of Grand Rapids wants your help naming a park, a local healthcare provider is offering home visits and more state and West Michigan news.
  • Shelley Irwin talks to local musician Sixman, a free camp for children with cancer is open for registration, a restoration project at an Ottawa County park is underway, and more state and West Michigan news
  • Dee Morrison explores new ways the state is looking to pay for its infrastructure, dredging begins this week at Saugatuck Harbor, the DNR is setting up fall classes, and more state and West Michigan news.
  • Shelley Irwin looks at the need for after school care, the Rapidis holding an open house tomorrow, more information is available about Adelaide Pointe’s wetland dredging, and more state and West Michigan news.
  • Scott Vander Werf and Eric Kuiper preview this weekend’s new films, a new pilot program is available for those struggling with addiction, the Meijer LPGA Classic is coming up, and more state and West Michigan news.
  • We recap a segment from Living West Michigan and visit the USS Silversides Museum, also police seize assault weapons at a recent high school graduation, the Michigan DNR is hosting its Three Free Weekend and more.