Midday West Michigan

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Mar 30, 2016

The Grand Valley State University Women's Basketball team won the Midwest Regional Championship and made it all the way to the NCAA final four before bowing out.  Brent Ashcroft has the story of how they won four straight tournament games as underdogs.   

The mission of Read Muskegon "is to positively impact the lives of adults through improved literacy." It's website tells readers, "According to the State of Literacy in America, 21% of Muskegon County residents 16 years or older function at the lowest literacy level." Read Muskegon offers a number of adult literacy programs including literacy programs for incarcerated men as a sentencing condition for release.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Mar 28, 2016

The Grand Valley State University baseball team won their first home double header this Saturday sweeping the Saginaw Valley Cardinals 4-3 and 3-1.  Tom Cleary talks to head coach Jamie Detillion about his new-look 2016 squad.     

Mark Sanchez photo
Courtesy photo / LinkedIn.com

  A local startup is using gaming technology developing an app for virtual health care. A new report indicates the majority of companies are offering high-deductible health plans. Also, why community banks are positioning themselves in the Grand Rapids area?    

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Mar 21, 2016

NFL team scouts visited Allendale for Pro Day on Tuesday. Those scouts got an up close look at Kirk Spencer, Jim Walsh, Branden Revenburg and Ben Hutchins. The second half of the Pro day session belonged to Matt Judon who is projected to be the highest NFL pick in Grand Valley State History.    

The Grand Valley State University Women's Basketball team has made an improbable run in the NCAA Midwest tournament overcoming injuries to upset two teams ranked ahead of them. They  play for the regional championship and the right to move on Monday, March 14th against the Drury Panthers. Game time is 7 PM. The game is streaming on the internet.  You can watch by going to gvsulakers.com.  Tom Cleary features a GVSU team learning how to overcome adversity under first year head coach Mike Williams. 

Movie Talk

Mar 11, 2016

WGVU and Ron Van Timmeren preview five new movies opening across West Michigan; "10 Cloverfield Lane", "The Brothers Grimsby", "The Young Messiah", "The Perfect Match" and "Miracles from Heaven."   

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga portrait

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) talks about Michigan Primary results, his take on front-runner Donald Trump and what the delegate count means heading into the GOP National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.   

Grace Kelly releases Trying to Figure it Out

Mar 10, 2016

Twenty-three year old Grace Kelly has been recording and performing since she was a teenager. Kelly recently released her most mature recording yet "Trying to Figure it Out."

While Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has so far remained neutral in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich. GOP candidate Donald Trump won the Michigan Primary with 37% of the vote. Ted Cruz came in 2nd place with 25% and Kasich came in a strong 3rd place with 24% of the vote. We spoke with Lt. Gov. Calley about Kasich's chances to win the nomination.