Midday West Michigan

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In the MiBiz Crystal Ball edition we break down the MiBiz/Crain's sentiment survey that says business owners "are cautiously optimistic" about 2016.   Also, Gov. Snyder gets high marks while the state legislature is viewed poorly.


Grand Valley State’s Women’s Soccer team won their fifth NCAA title last weekend in Pensacola, Florida.  We take a look back at the challenging five playoff wins it took for the Lakers to reach the pinnacle.

In The Heart Of The Sea Opens In Theaters

Dec 11, 2015
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In The Heart Of The Sea is the latest film by Ron Howard, based on the true life story that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick.  WGVU sits down with Ron Van Timmeran for our weekly movie talk.

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  MiBiz senior writer, Mark Sanchez, discusses Michigan lawmakers continuing the Switch Communications tax abatement debate. The trend to make health care more efficient through telemedicine and Spectrum Health eyeing a Grand Haven medical campus.      

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The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether courts can step into resolve a dispute between members of a church, or if that’s forbidden by the separation of church and state.

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In October, Grand Rapids officials sat down with civic-minded software developers and programmers to team up on ideas that use city data for community benefit.

The Friendly Code panel event included discussion on the city’s 311 services and a presentation by mayor-elect Rosalynn Bliss.

Allen Clark is a brigade captain at Friendly Code – the Grand Rapids chapter of Code for America. He says you don’t need to be a code ninja, or even a novice to get involved.

Anat Cohen

Jazz musician Anat Cohen is coming to Grand Rapids to perform on Thursday, December 10th, at 7:30pm.   WGVU talks with Cohen about the concert with her quartet and her new album "Luminosa" in this feature report. 

The power of Giving Tuesday. To better understand its genesis and societal value WGVU’s Patrick Center sits down with Diana Sieger, President of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

The Federal Reserve is targeting mid-December as a possible time for raising interest rates. How will rates impact local businesses including the office furniture industry? Also, a new report indicates Michigan's craft beer industry provides a $1.85 billion lift to the state's economy.  

Michigan is celebrating adoptions this week. The annual event is held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving when courtrooms across the state finalize adoptions. WGVU talks with Michigan Supreme Court Justice, David J. Viviano, about the importance of meeting the needs of the state's Foster Care children.