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.

We talk about Literacy and the 2018 plans for the 6th Annual Community Literacy Summit:  Third Grade Reading:  Our Shared Opportunity, Our Shared Responsibility. We talk to Mike Nassar and Wendy Falb.

Chamber Chat

Nov 14, 2017
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Chat, monthly speaking with guests from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Today, Sonya Hughes, VP of Inclusion, discusses the upcoming Diversity Summit.

The 10th annual Grand Rapids International Beer, Wine and Food Festival happens this weekend. Show Manager Dawn Baker joins us to share the details.

Saving Arcadia

Nov 13, 2017

Author Heather Shumaker joins us to discuss her latest book, ‘Saving Arcadia:  A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes.’

GRPS Turkey Trot

Nov 13, 2017

Get ready for the Turkey Trot with proceeds going to GRPS to help students avoid having to pay for athletics. We speak with guests who are involved in it.

Perspectives in Philanthropy, a monthly conversation with guests from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Today President Diana Sieger talks about #GivingTuesday.

We discuss the 2017 From Michigan, With Love Holiday Shopping Guide, featuring only Michigan made products. Franklin Dohanyos discusses this statewide jewel.

John Beyrle

Nov 13, 2017
World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan's Fall Series continues with Dixie's Favorites, Russia 2018:  Putin's Last Act, presented by the Honorable John Beyrle, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia. We speak to Amb Beyrle this morning.

The Roving Microphone takes you to Sanford House at John Street, a local addiction treatment center. Proprietors Alec and Rae Green lead us.

Your Home By Design

Nov 13, 2017

Your Home by Design, monthly talking with those in the community whose passion is interior design. Today we talk about a new nonprofit, Room to Renew.  We talk to Deidre Remtema and Lorelei Moore.