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  • Why a Bond Issue Failed; Tulip Time Here

    Saturday, May 07, 2011

    On the May 8th installment of the weekly public affairs program, School Board President Scott VanderStoep talks about why West Ottawa's bond issue was rejected at the polls on May 3rd, and Mayor Kurt Dykstra talks about the Tulip Time Festival that began in Holland on May 7th.

  • Education Reform in Michigan

    Saturday, April 30, 2011

    The May 1, 2001 public affairs program centered on education reform in Michigan, with an excerpt from Governor Snyder's April 27, 2011 remarks before the Southeast Michigan United Way, and comments from Holland School Superintendent Brian Davis during an appearance on WHTC's "Red's Place" program prior to that address.

  • Making Another Run for Mayor

    Saturday, April 23, 2011

    Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra explained why he's seeking a second two-year term as the Tulip City's top elected official, and what he sees in his city's future, is featured in the public affairs program for Apr. 24, 2011.

  • Hoekstra Won't Challenge Stabenow

    Saturday, April 23, 2011

    An in-depth look as to why former Holland Congressman Pete Hoekstra didn't want to make a US Senate run in 2012, and the impact of that decision, was the focus of the Apr. 17, 2011 public affairs program.

  • Changing a Golf Course & Minds on Guns

    Saturday, April 09, 2011

    On the April 10, 2011 edition of the weekly public affairs program, Ottawa County Parks Director John Scholtz talks about the conversion of the former Holland County Club golf course into parkland, and GVSU student Brian Tucker talks about lifting restrictions on carrying concealed weapons on public college and university campuses.

  • Questioning the White House on Libya

    Saturday, April 02, 2011

    Former Congressman Pete Hoekstra and his successor in Washington, Bill Huizenga, question the White House's strategy in Libya, while consultant Jim Storey talks about local government consolidation. These interviews were part of the April 4, 2011 public affairs program.

  • Holland to Tackle Controversial Issue

    Saturday, March 26, 2011

    A closer look at Holland's Human Relations Commission endorsing an ordinance amendment banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, along with a conversation with West Ottawa's next school superintendent Tom Martin, aired on the public affairs program on March 27, 2011.

  • End of an Era: Soren Wolff to Retire

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    The spotlight on the March 16, 2011 decision by Soren Wolff to retire after 23 years as Holland's City Manager is the focus of the weekly public affairs program that aired on March 20, 2011.

  • Aftermath of Japanese Earthquake

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    Gary Stevens chats with Hope College Associate Professor of Japanese Fumihito “Andy” Nakajima about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, along with Hope College Co-Athletic Director Tim Schoonveld about efforts to host high school tournament games in the wake of the death of Fennville High's Wes Leonard, during the March 13, 2011 public affairs program.

  • Dealing with Energy Issues

    Saturday, March 05, 2011

    Gary Stevens addresses the BPW electric rate hike with First Ward Councilman Mike Trethewey and the impact of higher gas prices on Lakeshore tourism with Sally Laukitis of the Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. This program aired on March 6, 2011.