Midday West Michigan

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U.S. Supreme Court case will decide e-commerce taxes and we discuss Michigan venture capital and angel investing.

Robert E. Quinn, professor emeritus, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business

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.

Avengers: Infinity War leads movies in theaters this weekend.  WGVU breaks it down with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema, along with the latest Joaquin Phoenix vehicle You Were Never Really Here.

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Tech sector entrepreneurs gaining more attention from venture capitalists and we discuss GROW's expansion into Grand Haven and Muskegon.

Movie Talk

Mar 30, 2018
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Ron VanTimmeren from Studio C stops by for a preview of Steven Spielberg's action, sci-fi adventure film, Ready Player One.

Pacific Rim Uprising brings the monsters

Mar 23, 2018

Pacific Rim Uprising opens in theaters, bringing giant monsters and mechanical men to the big screen.  Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed Unsane also opens, along with the family sequel Sherlock Gnomes and the faith based Paul, Apostle of Christ.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.

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Kent County and Amazon negotiating a distribution site and Spectrum Health is in a naming rights battle over its MedNow service.

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Earlier this month, Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center hosted its 19th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium.

Mike Wall, director of automotive analysis for IHS Markit, presented during the annual event. He spoke with WGVU about the future of autonomous vehicles and mobility along with NAFTA renegotiations and the potential impacts of steel and aluminum tariffs. But first, the automotive industry forecast.

Senior citizens
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Roughly 29 percent of American households aged 55 and older have neither retirement savings or pension plan. For those who do, the savings averages $104,000. With Americans living longer the reality is the savings won't go far.

For perspective and advice we talk with Elizabeth White author of "Fifty-five, Unemployed and Faking Normal."

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President Donald Trump isn't budging on his international tariff stance so far despite remarkably public pleadings from House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies to back off his threat and avoid a possible trade war.

Trump says, "We're not backing down." But he's holding open the possibility of exempting longstanding friends Canada and Mexico if they agree to better terms for the U.S. in revising the North American Free Trade Agreement.