The WGVU Morning Show

Thornburg and Company

May 17, 2021

 Holland's Thornburg and Company offers a unique business model and product, much Michigan based hand made, small batch gourmet preserves, honey and maple syrups. We talk to Proprietor Pam DeVries about surviving Covid and planning for 2021.

Diabetic Nerve Pain

May 17, 2021

 We discuss Diabetic Nerve Pain with Dr. Rodica Pop-Busui, University of Michigan, and Lindsay Colbert, Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, a new study giving hope to those experiencing the pain.

The Beans

May 17, 2021

 May is Mental Health Awareness Month, speaking to the CEO and Founder of The Beans, Melissa Pancoast, discussing Mental Health Action Day and how finances are involved.

 Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing equity in our community. This morning we speak with WGVU Inclusion Reporter Kylie Ambu about her work on-air and in the community. Joining the discussion is WGVU Grants Manager Steve Chappell. This weekly segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

 The GVSU National Student Advertising Competition is going to the national competition this June. We talk to the students and Associate Professor Robin Spring.


May 14, 2021

 How is Virtual Reality Technology being implemented to de escalate incidents? We talk to President of Axon/Former Marine Corps Officer Luke Larson about empathy training Tech.

National Geographic

May 14, 2021

 Get Outside, Adventure Awaits. National Geographic's Allyson Johnson talks about some of our country's most memorable National Parks, discussing travel, and guidebooks for reference.

 Art Happens. Those on behalf of the Midtown Neighborhood Association are restoring a mural, a project of inclusion, community and culture. Midtown Board Chair Jacqueline Scherer with the conversation.


May 14, 2021
Kendall College logo
Kendall College

 KCAD students succeed in National, Regional student Entrepreneurship competitions. We talk to KCAD Product Design Program Chair Jon Moroney about the details and how competitions help students develop the entreprenurial mindset most every business wants in a college grad.

Total Olympics

May 14, 2021

  The book Total Olympics: Every Obsure, Hilarious, Dramatic and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing is written just in time for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, author Jeremy Fuchs with conversation and examples.


 MetroHealth-University of Michigan Health opens their Farmers Market this week, 34 vendors on site at the Wyoming campus selling produce and food products. We talk to Head of Community Outreach Michelle Rademacher.

 Eastern Kille Distillery wins double gold at the World Spirits Competition.  We talk about the uniqueness of the winning and how Eastern Kille spirits is a small batch distillery sitting in the heart of the GR North Monroe industrial district. Brandon Voorhees Cofounder of Eastern Kille Distillery with comment.


 Perspectives in Philanthropy, Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Diana Sieger talks all things Covid continued response, recovery and renewal.

Kent ISD

May 13, 2021
Kent ISD
Kent ISD

 Kent ISD Summer Brain Gain is Back. We talk to Kent ISD Educational Consultant Mark Raffler about the specifics.

The train is running. The Coopersville & Marne Railway for passenger excursions begins its journeys in June. We talk to Dennis Hart about the details of getting aboard.