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  • Dredging Up a Dredging Problem

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    During the Mar. 10, 2013 public affairs program, the issue of dredging harbors along the Lakeshore was addressed through comments from State Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck), Felicia Fairchild of the Saugatuck/Douglas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Allegan Co. Commissioner Dean Kapenga (R-Hamilton), US House Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) and Holland Assistant City Manager Greg Robinson.

  • Getting Acclimated to a New Job: Cal DeKuiper

    Monday, March 04, 2013

    Gary Stevens chatted with Zeeland's new school superintendent Cal DeKuiper about his move and the state of education during an interview that aired on Mar. 3, 2013.

  • Superintendent's Pay & Gasoline

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    On the Feb. 24, 2013 public affairs program, Michael VanBeek of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy discussed his group's compilation of superintendents' pay across the state, and Sally Laukitis of the Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau/Michigan Travel Commission talked about high gas prices' effects on tourism in the state.

  • Battle for Turf: Jack Dykstra Feb 17

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Gary Stevens chats with Holland Public Safety Police Captain Jack Dykstra on the impact of the Holland Latin Kings busts during the Feb. 17, 2013 public affairs program.

  • Retreat & Expansion

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    During the Feb. 10, 2013 public affairs program, Holland City Manager Ryan Cotton talks about his city's budget retreat Feb. 1-2, and Allegan Co. Commissioner Jim Storey (R-Holland) talks about the possible expansion of the West Michigan Airport Authority to include Holland and Zeeland townships.

  • Help for Delinquent Property Taxpayers is Available

    Monday, February 04, 2013

    Ottawa County Treasurer Brad Slagh talks about his county's participation on the Step Forward Michigan property tax delinquency assistance program during the Feb. 3, 2013 public affairs program.

  • Snow, Show and Dough

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    On the Jan. 27, 2013 public affairs program: Brian Meade of the Grand Rapids office of the National Weather Bureau talked about the week-long winter storm that slammed the Lakeshore; US House Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) gave their impressions of President Obama's second inaugural address; and Dr. Paul Isley, chair of Grand Valley State's Economics Department, gave his thoughts on the financial outlook of West Michigan for 2013.

  • State of the State & Democratic Response 2013

    Monday, January 21, 2013

    Excerpts from Governor Snyder's State of the State Address, along with State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer's Democratic Party Response, from Jan. 16, 2013 were aired in the Jan. 20, 2013 public affairs program.

  • A Surprised Economist: George Erickcek

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    During the Jan. 13, 2013 public affairs program, remarks by Upjohn Institute Senior Economist George Erickcek from the Jan. 8, 2013 Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast about the Lakeshore's economy, along with answering questions about various financial issues.

  • On Fiscal Cliffs & New Challenges: Bill Huizenga & Patty Birkholz

    Monday, January 07, 2013

    On the Jan. 6, 2013 public affairs program, US House Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) explains his no vote on the Fiscal Cliff compromise package, while former state Sen. Patty Birkholz (R-Saugatuck) discusses her new responsibilities as the Director of the West Michigan Office of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.