Midday West Michigan

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  Downtown Grand Rapids' movie theater projects has developers thinking big. Grand Valley State University is looking for new ways to foster entrepreneurial growth. Also, a leadership change at Perrigo following the resignation of former Chairman and CEO, Joe Papa.

Eye In The Sky opens in theaters in western Michigan today.  The film examines the implications of modern warfare.  God's Not Dead 2, a faith based drama with a Michigan connection also opens today, along with the comedies Hello, My Name is Doris and Meet The Blacks.  Plus, the latest film by acclaimed director Terrence Malick Knight Of Cups.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timeeran from Celebration Cinema about these movies and the Indie films opening.

A recent poll conducted by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA asked 600 likely November 2016 voters for their opinion of Republican and Democratic presidential election candidates along with their impression of Governor Rick Snyder in the aftermath of the Flint water crisis. WGVU talks with Bernie Porn, President of EPIC-MRA.    

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.     

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  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."