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.

Active Commute Week

May 15, 2017
Rapid central station / Metro Magazine

We discuss interurban transportation with guests from the Rapid. Today, Michael Bulthuis and Johannah Jelks join us to talk about Active Commute Week.

Roanoke Ranch

The Blessing of the Horses is this weekend.  Aaron Decker CEO of Roanoke Ranch's  joins us to discusses this May 21 event,which includes a trail ride to the Blessing

Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services seeks loving families to support vulnerable kids in foster care. We talk about the need as May is National Foster Care Month. Kim Poplaski, MARE Recruitment and Licensing Specialist, joins us.

All About Holland

May 15, 2017
Holland Area Arts Council

All About Holland, guests in studio to discuss the arts in Holland. Today, the Holland Area Arts Council's Lorma Freestone and author Colette Finney  are here to discuss the Avenue Banner project and more.

Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids

Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids presents their latest production, Seniors of the Sahara. Mary Beth Quillin, Bud Thompson and Sandi Navis join us in studio.

Travel Talk

May 15, 2017

Travel Talk, discussing travel monthly with guests in studio. Today, a special conversation with Joel Peterson of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority with updates on all the new and fun activities and places in the city that never sleeps.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Alex Thomas, in Strategic Planning with the Grand Rapids Black Chamber of Commerce. 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.

West Michigan authors join us to talk about their book, ‘Earl Scruggs:  Banjo Icon.’ We talk to David Russell and Gordon Castelnero.

We catch up with Alan Steinman from the Annis Water Resources Institute.  Today we talk about Summer interns, the reintroduction of Arctic Graying to Michigan and March for Science.

The Muskegon YMCA

May 12, 2017

The Muskegon YMCA is doing amazing work with cancer survivors as part of the Livestrong program. We talk to Executive Director Melissa Wikman.