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.


May 18, 2017

We talk about the book, ‘Insight: why we're not as self-aware as we think, and how seeing ourselves clearly helps us succeed at work and at life.’  Author Tasha Eurick, PhD, is our guest.

WGVU Explorers

May 18, 2017
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The WGVU Explorers are in Alaska. We talk to WGVU GM Michael Walenta live from the trip.

We discuss the book, ‘The Night She Won Miss America,’ which is inspired by a true story. Author Michael Callahan joins us.

Library Lines

May 18, 2017

Library Lines, every month speaking with guests from the Grand Rapids Public Library.

Fairy House Weekend

May 17, 2017

Blandford Nature Center is hosting a Magical Weekend for West Michigan Families on the first weekend in June. The Fairy House Weekend raises funds for Music Education. We discuss with organizers here in studio. 

We talk about Parkinson's Disease and its impact. The President of the Parkinson's Association of West Michigan, Brian Toronyi, joins us to talk about the annual upcoming Partners in Parkinson’s.

Steve Hamilton

May 17, 2017

Michigan born author Steve Hamilton returns to Michigan and the Morning Show to discuss his latest book, ‘Exit Strategy.’

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Sustainable Community Voices, a monthly conversation on the topic of Sustainability. Today, James LeRoux discusses Sustainable efforts at the Culinary Institute of Michigan.

A Night at the Opera

May 17, 2017
Spectrum Health

We talk about A Night at the Opera, a Goodwill Concert celebrating organ transplants on June 1. This free performance features a transplant recipient. Michael Dickinson, MD, board-certified cardiologist and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, is our guest.

Athena Scholarship

May 17, 2017
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its Athena Scholarship. We discuss the program and opportunities with Megan Smith Jovanovic.