Midday West Michigan

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Four new movies are opening in theaters in west Michigan including The Fifth Wave, Dirty Grandpa, The Boy and Caged No More. 

WGVU sits down with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema for our weekly movie talk.

Mike Frost
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The Mike Frost Project is performing Saturday night at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids, from 7 until 10pm.

WGVU interviewed Mike Frost prior to last August's GrandJazzFest.  Here is an excerpt.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Jan 18, 2016
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Marty Corby received her second Women’s Soccer Division II Player of the Year award this weekend.   She is even more excited about her chance to play with the US Soccer Under 23 Soccer team.  

WGVU Public Media will broadcast live Ralph Hauenstein: A Celebration of Life, The funeral will air on WGVU Life 35.2/52.2, WGVU 88.5/95.3 FM, and via the WGVU website tomorrow from 10 – 11 AM.

WGVU-FM talks with Gelaves Whitney, the Director of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Whitney spent more than a decade with Ralph Hauenstein both personally and professionally.

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  GVSU study finds health care expenditures vary greatly across West Michigan and the availability of capital soars as banks compete for deals and new alternatives emerge.   

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Ten years ago the Lakers won the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship.  Mike Williams was the assistant coach then and now takes over the program after successful stints as an assistant with Michigan and a head coach at Davenport.  Tom Cleary highlight’s Mike’s career. The Grand Valley State Sports Report airs Monday nights at 6 PM on WGVU-HD.

Movie Talk

Jan 8, 2016
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 Ron VanTimmeren and Eric Kuiper from Celebration Cinema! review "The Revenant", "The masked Saint", "The Forest", "Carol", "Rifftrax - Starship Troopers" and Indie Films "Brooklyn", "Room", "Spotlight" and "James White."

Eric Olsen and the ReVision Quartet release "Sea Changes"

Jan 7, 2016
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Grammy nominated pianist, Eric Olsen, graces both the classical and jazz worlds. His new CD, "Sea Changes", his ReVision Quartet mixes both with cutting edge results.   

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Tuesday from the White House East Room, President Barack Obama took executive action calling for background check requirements for guns purchased from dealers.

At the President's side was Grand Rapids native, Sara Moore Kerai, a gun control advocate working in Washington D.C. We spoke with her about the day's events.    

A Grand Rapids-based medical devise and service provider enters the non-profit sector making a commitment to deliver the best possible healthcare to military veterans. 

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