Midday West Michigan

Movie Talk

Jan 5, 2018
film reels
DRs Kulturarvsprojekt via Wikimedia | CC BY 3.0 / Wikimedia.org

Celebration Cinema!'s Ron VanTimmeren and Eric Kuiper preview Molly's Game, Insidious: The Last Key and Darkest Hour during our weekly Movie Talk.


This week on Order Up! we highlight GROVE restaurant in Grand Rapids as they share with us what they are doing with their menu to bring in the new year.

Mark Sanchez
Courtesy photo / LinkedIn.com

MiBiz senior writer, Mark Sanchez, talks with area business leaders discussing their views on what lies ahead for the West Michigan economy in 2018.

Patrick Center / WGVU

WGVU continues honoring area Veterans. Today, we turn our attention to Veteran volunteers in Muskegon restoring a Vietnam era river patrol boat. It’s one of only 33 remaining PBR boats. We share with you the story of nonprofit Operation Black Sheep.

Senior citizens
Candida Performa via Wikimedia | CC BY 2.0 / Wikimedia.org

Advance Care Planning takes the guesswork out of "end of life" decisions. Advocates note that a plan lets family and friends know your wishes in the event of an accident or illness that is considered life threatening. What role does faith play in the process of Advance Care Planning?


America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree calls West Michigan home. Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts hosted Mona Shores High School’s 33rd annual America's Tallest Singing Christmas Tree concert this year.

WGVU visited with the choir for a behind-the-scenes tour of a lakeshore holiday tradition.


Grand Valley State University’s New Music Ensemble cracked NPR’s list of Top 100 Songs of 2017 with its song Glass Surface composed by Daniel Rhode.

What is it about the music drawing national praise?

We talk with Bill Ryan who is director of GVSU's New Music Ensemble.


Today on Gifts for the Greater Good: Philanthropy in West Michigan the holiday season is upon us. It’s a time for religious celebrations. It’s a time to be with family and to remember those who are no longer with us.

Remembering the nation’s fallen heroes this time of year is the mission of local Blue Star Mothers who are presenting wreaths at their grave sites.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters

Dec 15, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters.  WGVU's Scott Vander Werf talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema, who has seen the movie.  They also hash it out on Ferdinand and Wonder Wheel the latest from Woody Allen


Attorneys general from three states say a $275 million federal plan for keeping Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes is too pricey and rejects the most effective solution.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending technologies such as electric barriers and water cannons at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, which stands between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.