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.

Nutrient Nook

Jan 16, 2018

Nutrient Nook, a monthly conversation with Grand Valley Health Center's  Wendy Brookhouse.

The Four Chaplains

Jan 15, 2018

We talk about the Story of the Four Chaplains and a local way to celebrate on January 27th at the Gerald R Ford Museum.

The United Methodist Community House welcomes Eric J. Williams as President and CEO, announcing a new chapter in leadership for its urban programs. We talk to Eric and to COO Carla Moore.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Alice Jasper, Associate Program Director with the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance, here to talk about their programming and events, including a joint activity with WGVU on January 25th, a “World Café,” focusing on race relations during the Vietnam War era, 1955-1975. 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.

The Opioid Epidemic

Jan 12, 2018

We present a two-part conversation about the opioid epidemic.  Guests from Metro Health join us today to begin with the basics.

Spots are open for free preschool for qualifying 4-year-olds.  The openings are in high quality Great Start Readiness Programs throughout Kent County and beyond.  We talk about it with Ashley Karsten of Great Start Readiness Program, KISD.

Good things are happening on the grounds of the Annis Water Resources Institute. Director Dr. Alan Steinman joins us to share news including a PFAS updat and a year in review.

The annual Chiaroscuro International Film Series begins this Sunday, connecting world cultures, and promoting greater understanding of diverse peoples. We talk about it with Michel Pichot and Toni Perrine.

Heart of West Michigan United Way /

Guests from the Heart of West Michigan United Way join us to discuss their 101st anniversary. Ellen Carpenter and DA Blodgett/St. John's Jim Visser join us.

Studio Barre

Jan 12, 2018

There's a new Barre in town and it's raising the barre on fitness. We talk to Anna Chapman from Studio Barre.