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Grand Valley State University

Grand Rapid’s Richard M. DeVos, co-founder of Amway, NBA team owner and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has died at the age of 92.

Richard M. DeVos was an entrepreneur who, with boyhood friend Jay Van Andel, pioneered direct selling in 1949 when they invested $49 distributing Nutrilite vitamins. That would lead to the creation of Amway in 1959 selling an all-purpose cleaner. Nearly six decades later it is a multi-billion dollar international corporation.

The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
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What were the factors leading up to the Flint Water crisis? In part one of a two part interview I talk with Anna Clark, she’s the author of the new book The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy. I asked what drew her to tell this story?

Author Scott Devon

Jul 19, 2018

Grand Rapidian Author Scott Devon writes a book about life after death, The Second Death, filled with classic rock and roll references, wit and charm. We talk to Scott.

Jon Lauck
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Finding the Lost Region is the theme of the Fourth Annual Midwestern History Conference hosted this week by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University. 

“From this conference has grown a number of scholarly projects and books and new emphasis on the region.”

Four years worth of lectures producing a new book, Finding a New Midwestern History, co-edited by Jon Lauck, examines Midwestern life; its history, religion, geography, art, race, culture, and politics.

Robert E. Quinn, professor emeritus, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
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The author of the book Deep Change takes a deep dive into learning what it takes to become a more effective leader.

Robert E. Quinn, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business recently visited with Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies as keynote speaker for its "Wheelhouse Talk."

WGVU spoke with Quinn.

Robert E. Quinn, professor emeritus, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
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Corporate and organization leaders face challenges every day. Learning to become a more effective leader was the focus of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center’s Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy hosting the best-selling author of the book “Deep Change.” 

WGVU spoke with one of the nation’s leadership experts before Thursday evening’s Wheelhouse Talk.

“How do we exhibit the highest levels of leadership?”

Sam Harrington (Part II)

Apr 23, 2018

Dr. Sam Harrington returns to continue our conversation on his book, ‘At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life.’

Sam Harrington is an honors graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, he practiced internal medicine and gastroenterology for more than 30 years in Washington, D.C. There he served on the board of trustees of Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of the Johns Hopkins Health System, and the former Hospice Care of DC.

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Author Bruce Barcott is here to discuss his upcoming presentation in Grand Rapids, “Everyday Wisdom from an Extraordinary Industry.” 

At Peace

Apr 16, 2018

Our guest is Dr. Sam Harrington. Dr. Harrington joins us to discuss his book, ‘At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life.’

Sam Harrington is an honors graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, he practiced internal medicine and gastroenterology for more than 30 years in Washington, D.C. There he served on the board of trustees of Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of the Johns Hopkins Health System, and the former Hospice Care of DC.

Author Dinny McMahon joins us to discuss his book, ‘China's Great Wall of Debt:  Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans and the End of the Chinese Miracle.’

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