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  • Tying Up Loose Ends: Dr. James Bultman

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Gary Stevens chatted on June 25, 2013 with Dr. James Bultman, who is stepping down as President of Hope College on June 30, about his departure, the new Hope President Dr. John Knapp, and the future challenges of Christian-based education.

  • 12 PM News, Sports & Weather 06/21/13

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    Today's Headlines: Waiting for traffic on a sidewalk at a corner on Holland’s North Side proved to be no safe haven for a 42-year-old Holland bicyclist who ended up as collateral damage in a two-vehicle crash; not much has changed in 48 hours since Holland city officials were notified by the state Court of Appeals that they must reinstate Jenifer French as City Clerk and give her back pay with interest; gas prices have plummeted more sharply that it has spiked along the Lakeshore and across the state; the sting of defeat is being felt by Governor Snyder now and may be felt more later politically; the Tigers were walk-off heroes - finally; storm clouds are brewing in Bernie Brewer country and could be coming over across Lake Michigan this afternoon.

  • 12 PM News, Sports & Weather 06/20/13

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Today's Headlines: The ball is back in the Holland City Hall’s court in the Jenifer French matter; a 46-year-old Holland man was back in a suburban Kansas City courtroom yesterday on teenage sex-related charges; getting automatic electronic defibrillators into schools in Michigan is the goal of the Wes Leonard Heart Team, but the family of the fallen Fennville High star is looking for help from Lansing in achieving that ambition; efforts to get a new Farm Bill out of Capitol Hill continue; as the nation awaits the US Supreme Court rulings on two same-sex marriage cases, religious leaders are bracing for perhaps more attacks on traditional beliefs; Grand Rapids celebrated its new pro hockey champions last night; the Lakeshore's weather is rising to the challenge as Summer draws near.

  • Hope's Education of Educators: Dr. Richard Ray

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Gary Stevens chats with Hope College Provost Dr. Richard Ray about the recent National Council on Teacher Quality "Teacher Prep Review" survey and the college's educational mission during a June 20, 2013 interview.

  • Meet the Lakeshore's New Catholic Leader

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Gary Stevens chats with the new Catholic Bishop for the Grand Rapids Diocese, the Rev. David Walkowiak, about the challenges he and the Church face during a June 20, 2013 conversation.

  • On the Farm Bill, Dodd-Frank, IRS & HR 1797: Bill Huizenga

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Gary Stevens chatted with US House Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) about the Farm Bill, the Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act, the possible IRS targeting of adoptive families, and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act during their weekly conversation on June 20, 2013.

  • Hope Scores on NCTQ Teacher Prep Review: Kate Walsh

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    Gary Stevens chats with National Council for Teacher Quality President Kate Walsh on June 19, 2013, as she explains her groups first "Teacher Prep Review" of the nation's teaching colleges, which included Hope College scoring three and a half out of four stars in preparing secondary school instructors, and two out of four in elementary school instructors.

  • 12 PM News, Sports & Weather 06/18/13

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Today's Headlines: On the final scheduled meeting night of the 2013 academic year, school boards in Holland, Saugatuck, West Ottawa and Zeeland approved new spending plans for 2014; the process of restoring the Palisades nuclear power plant to the power grid began yesterday; it was a Father’s Day card that Congressman Fred Upton apparently didn’t want to receive; chalk up another victory for Pure Michigan; the Tigers look to continue their winning ways against Baltimore; banner weather has descended upon the Lakeshore.

  • On Palisades, the NSA & Michigan United: Fred Upton

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Gary Stevens chatted with US House Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) about the reactivation of the Palisades plant, the ongoing NSA scandal, and protests from Michigan United on Upton's immigration vote, during their weekly conversation on June 18, 2013.