Midday West Michigan


Bass player and singer Katie Thiroux has a new CD out OFF BEAT mixing swinging standards with her own smart originals.


Local First West Michigan’s “Good for Grand Rapids” campaign is receiving a quarter of a million dollars grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.  The money will be used to help locally-owned companies create jobs and have a positive impact on the community.

WGVU previews Jon Davis' "Happy Juice"

Jul 31, 2017
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New York pianist Jon Davis is a musicians’ musician. He has a new CD out paying tribute to the great jazz piano players of the 1960s and 70s, including Bill Evans. WGVU previews Happy Juice.

Dunkirk lands in theaters

Jul 21, 2017

Dunkirk is the latest film by acclaimed director Christopher Nolan.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema about this critically acclaimed historical movie that details one of the first epic battles of WWII.  They also look at Girls Trip, a new comedy and the action adventure science fiction flick Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. 

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The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is celebrating the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. 

The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 22nd @ 9:30 AM.

WGVU talks with Joel Westphal, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Deputy Director.


Tuesday, July 18th @ 10PM, WGVU Public Television is airing the PBS FRONTLINE film Life on Parole. FRONTLINE explains, "The documentary is set in Connecticut, a state that's rethinking its parole system in an effort to reduce its prison population - but the questions it raises about the cycle of recidivism are relevant nationwide."

WGVU talks with Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director, Matt O'Neill.

War For The Planet Of The Apes Breaks Out

Jul 14, 2017

War For The Planet Of The Apes is opening in theaters to rave reviews.  The Big Sick is a romantic comedy that's based on a true story and is also getting a positive response.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema about those movies plus the horror thriller Wish Upon, but first the preview for The Big Sick.

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Local businesses continue efforts mitigating cyber threats. We also update the U of M and Metro Health partnership six months into the affiliation and how creatives are navigating real estate supply and demand pressures.  

Movie Talk on Mid Day slings Spiderman: Homecoming

Jul 7, 2017

Spiderman: Homecoming is the high profile opening in movie theaters.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran and Eric Kuiper about that movie, plus a new slate of indie films for July.

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A look at a Michigan health & Hospital Association report on how Medicaid expansion has helped reduce bad debt.