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April 21st @ 9:00 pm on WGVU Public Television - PBS FRONTLINE presents Coronavirus Pandemic investigating how the deadly COVID-19 outbreak began in the U.S. and how the federal response allowed it to spread. WGVU spoke with correspondent Miles O’Brien.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Nov 26, 2019
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The Grand Valley State Sports Report features the NACDA Directors Cup, an award presented annually to the best overall athletic department in NCAA Division II. 


PBS FRONTLINE kicks off its 38th season Tuesday, October 1st @ 10 o’clock on WGVU Public Television with the premier of The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia airing on the eve of the anniversary of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

WGVU’s Patrick Center spoke with veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Martin Smith about his investigation into Mohammed bin Salman about his handling of dissent, and the murder of Khashoggi.

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Welcome to Decision 2018: Michigan U.S. Senate debate hosted by WGVU Public Media and Grand Valley State University. This U.S. Senate debate between major party candidates – incumbent Democrat, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow – and Republican challenger John James - was recorded Sunday, October 14th at the Meijer Public Broadcast Center located on Grand Valley’s Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.


PBS FRONTLINE and WGVU Public Television present the finale of a two part series Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00. WGVU spoke with New York Times Tehran Bureau Chief and FRONTLINE correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. He’s one of a handful of Western journalists living in Iran.

At a time friction between the United States and Iran – a renewed threat of war and sanctions - Erdbrink presents “Our Man in Tehran” - life inside the Islamic Republic.

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This year Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed a 15 member Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education. Its mission is to educate Michigan school children about world atrocities and provide resources for training teachers.

WGVU Public Media General Manager Michael Walenta is serving on the council. We talk with him about the impact genocide and Holocaust education can have on children in the classroom.

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Tim Meyer (D-Grand Haven)

Democrat Tim Meyer is a small business owner with locations in Holland and Grand Haven. He’s been twice appointed to the Grand Haven Central Business District Development Authority board and worked in national and local campaigns. This is the second time he’s sought political office. This time Meyer is making a run for Michigan’s 89th House district seat in Lansing.

Q: Why politics?

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Incumbent - Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) 

Four candidates are running for state house in Michigan’s 76th district. The incumbent is Democrat Winnie Brinks. The Calvin College graduate who has worked in schools and nonprofits is seeking a second term in office.

Q: Why politics?

A: “For me it’s because I believe the people of Grand Rapids deserve honest, hardworking leaders who will speak up for them in Lansing.”

Q: Under what dire circumstance or government necessity would you be willing to support a tax increase?

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Welcome to Decision 2016: The U.S. House of Representatives debate among candidates in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

Candidates participating in this debate are:

Justin Amash (R-Cascade Township)

Douglas Smith (D-Belmont)

Ted Gerrard (UST-Grand Rapids)

This congressional debate was recorded October 27th before a live audience inside the studios of the Meijer Public Broadcast Center at Grand Valley State University.

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Incumbent - Rep. Chris Afendoulis (R-Grand Rapids)    

Three candidates are running for state house in Michigan’s 73rd district. The incumbent is Republican Chris Afendoulis. A small business co-owner and Certified Public Accountant, Afendoulis has also served as Grand Rapids Township Treasurer.

Q: Why politics?