Midday West Michigan

Mark Sanchez
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  Spectrum Health and its Integrated Care Campus is appealing Grand Rapids Township's denial of tax-exempt status. A look at West Michigan hospitals cracking Truven Healthcare Analytics 2016 list of Top 100 Hospitals  and consolidation among insurance agencies.

Cyrille Aimee performing in Grand Rapids

Mar 8, 2016
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Jazz singer Cyrille Aimee is performing March 10, 2016 at St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Aimee brings her unique brand of Gypsy jazz and swing along with her guitar-based band.   

Student Athletes on the Grand Valley State University football team have been given a chance to not only give back to the community but possibly save lives.  Tom Cleary features the opportunity given to them by Spectrum Health enrolling in a National Bone Marrow doner program.  

Zootopia is topping this week's movie releases

Mar 4, 2016

The latest Disney animated feature is getting rave reviews.  WGVU talks with Eric Kuiper from Celebration Cinema about that movie, plus Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey, London Has Fallen and Son Of Saul, this year's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film.

Race the Olympic movie about Jesse Owens opens in theaters

Feb 19, 2016

1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens is the subject of the new film Race, which opens in theaters in western Michigan today.  The African American runner faced off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema about that film and three others opening on the big screen

The All Star Blues Bash is Friday, September 12th at the State Theater at 7:30.  Joe Louis Walker is headlining along with Bobby Rush, with appearances from Ronnie Baker Brooks and Shawn Holt, the son of Magic Slim.  WGVU spoke with Joe Louis Walker by phone for this feature interview.

Marvel Comics movie Deadpool is opening in theaters today, along with the romantic comedy How To Be Single, Zoolander 2, the Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson sequel, and the latest documentary from Michael Moore.  WGVU breaks it all down with Ron VanTimmeran from Celebration Cinema.

Mark Sanchez
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Why banks are asking the Michigan legislature not to regulate credit card security? Also, new leadership and change at United Way of West Michigan and talk of a downtown Grand Rapids grocery store.

Bobby Rush headlines All Star Blues Bash in Kalamazoo

Feb 9, 2016

The All Star Blues Bash is this Friday, February 12, at the State Theater in Kalamazoo.  Bobby Rush and Joe Louis Walker headline the show, along with appearances from Ronnie Baker Brooks and Shawn Holt, the son of Magic Slim.  WGVU spoke with the legendary Bobby Rush for this feature report.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Feb 8, 2016

The Grand Valley State University football team announced 23 new Lakers on signing day last Wednesday.  Tom Cleary talks with head coach Matt Mitchell about this year’s class.   

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