Shelley Irwin


 Shelley hosts and produces The WGVU Morning Show from 9-11 a.m., featuring a wide variety of local and national newsmakers plus special features. Shelley also hosts the PBS Community Affairs programs Ask the Expert and Community Connection. She has been honored with five consecutive AWRT Gracie Allen Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement as Program Host. Shelley is active in the community, and keeps busy in her spare time, including training for marathons and chasing after her two dogs.

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Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Marcel "Fable" Price, aka Fable the Poet, who is the new Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, and a teaching artist and co-founder of The Diatribe, a poetry based non-profit, using creating writing as a catalyst for community change and youth outreach. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.

We talk about the wellness event Unleash Your Inner Animal, taking place at John Ball Zoo. The event features a sports tournament, a scavenger hunt and more.  Will Ellermets of Battle of the Gains is in studio to tell us all about it.

Local First invites you to the annual Street Party on June 3. Celebration! Cinema's Emily Loeks and Local First's Elissa Hillary join us to share the details about this annual event.

Non-Profit Navigation

May 19, 2017

Our monthly Nonprofit Navigation segment with guests in studio on behalf of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Today, Executive Director Kyle Caldwell shares information about the Federal Charitable Deduction and the Johnson Amendment.

Religion 101

May 19, 2017

Our monthly Religion 101 with guests from the Kaufman Interfaith Institute joining us. Today's conversation is with Dr. Kindschi and Dr. Kelly James Clark.

The TriCities Area Habitat for Humanity features their Women Build program. The Morning Show roving microphone is on the grounds of the latest build in Grand Haven, bringing you the story.

Spend a week at Sleeping Bear Dunes as a Wilderness Ambassador. Applications are now open for the Wilderness Ambassador Youth Program. We speak to Kelly Sczomak for the details. 

Amy Kritzer

May 18, 2017

Foodie, blogger, and author Amy Kritzer comes to West Michigan tonight on behalf of the Jewish Federation of West Michigan. We talk to Amy this morning.  

All About Women

May 18, 2017
Dr. Robyn Hubbard

All About Women, a monthly segment putting the spotlight on trending women’s health topics. Today, Dr. Robyn Hubbard joins us to discuss: “Who do you think has a mental health issue?”

Hard to Grip

May 18, 2017

Emill DeAndreis, author of ‘Hard to Grip,’ joins TMS to talk about his memory of youth, baseball and chronic illness.