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.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Vanessa Gutierrez, a DACA recipient who lives in Holland, MI. She is a young professional, an advocate in her community, and secretary of the board of directors at Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates. Joining the discussion are WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity, and Mariano Avila, WGVU inclusion reporter.

ArtPrize /

ArtPrize "Feature in 5," 5 minutes or less on ArtPrize artists. Today, art on the windows at Pearl and Monroe.

Grand Rapids Ballet

11 hours ago
GR Ballet

We catch up with guests from the Grand Rapids Ballet. We talk about their involvement with ArtPrize,  changes in their management, and this weekend's performance. We talk to Patricia Barker and Dawnell Dryja.

Inforum West Michigan

11 hours ago

Inforum West Michigan has established a manufacturing industry group to connect and inspire women by providing a venue for sharing experiences. We discuss the ManufacturingNEXT event with Becky Puckett-Wood, Brandy DeWilde and Ann Callahan.

Guests from The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society discuss their upcoming walk and other opportunities.

Your Biz, Your Town

11 hours ago

Your Biz Your Town, monthly sharing news about the good things local nonprofits and businesses are doing in the community. Today's spotlights: Russo's International Market and Rustic City Living. / American Diabetes Association

It’s an opportunity to raise funds for a cure for Diabetes.   The American Diabetes Association of West Michigan presents the Tour de Cure and Walk on September 30th.  Rudy of Rudy's Riders is here to discuss.

Heart of West Michigan United Way /

Monthly we put the spotlight on the Heart of West Michigan United Way.  Director of Marketing Ellen Carpenter discusses the Community Investment Fund with us today.

Living It Expo

Sep 21, 2017

Don't miss the 12th annual Living It Expo tomorrow, on behalf of Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging. We talk to Jessie Riley about this free informative event.

The Pyramid Scheme

Sep 21, 2017

Musician Matt Plessner joins us to discuss what’s happening Monday at The Pyramid Scheme, William Elliot Whitmore, an Iowa native whose traditional blues and folk roots are presented in a modern indie rock context, will perform.