Midday West Michigan

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  A local startup is using gaming technology developing an app for virtual health care. A new report indicates the majority of companies are offering high-deductible health plans. Also, why community banks are positioning themselves in the Grand Rapids area?    

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Mar 21, 2016

NFL team scouts visited Allendale for Pro Day on Tuesday. Those scouts got an up close look at Kirk Spencer, Jim Walsh, Branden Revenburg and Ben Hutchins. The second half of the Pro day session belonged to Matt Judon who is projected to be the highest NFL pick in Grand Valley State History.    

The Grand Valley State University Women's Basketball team has made an improbable run in the NCAA Midwest tournament overcoming injuries to upset two teams ranked ahead of them. They  play for the regional championship and the right to move on Monday, March 14th against the Drury Panthers. Game time is 7 PM. The game is streaming on the internet.  You can watch by going to gvsulakers.com.  Tom Cleary features a GVSU team learning how to overcome adversity under first year head coach Mike Williams. 

Movie Talk

Mar 11, 2016

WGVU and Ron Van Timmeren preview five new movies opening across West Michigan; "10 Cloverfield Lane", "The Brothers Grimsby", "The Young Messiah", "The Perfect Match" and "Miracles from Heaven."   

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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) talks about Michigan Primary results, his take on front-runner Donald Trump and what the delegate count means heading into the GOP National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.   

Grace Kelly releases Trying to Figure it Out

Mar 10, 2016
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Twenty-three year old Grace Kelly has been recording and performing since she was a teenager. Kelly recently released her most mature recording yet "Trying to Figure it Out."

While Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has so far remained neutral in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich. GOP candidate Donald Trump won the Michigan Primary with 37% of the vote. Ted Cruz came in 2nd place with 25% and Kasich came in a strong 3rd place with 24% of the vote. We spoke with Lt. Gov. Calley about Kasich's chances to win the nomination.

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  Spectrum Health and its Integrated Care Campus is appealing Grand Rapids Township's denial of tax-exempt status. A look at West Michigan hospitals cracking Truven Healthcare Analytics 2016 list of Top 100 Hospitals  and consolidation among insurance agencies.

Cyrille Aimee performing in Grand Rapids

Mar 8, 2016
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Jazz singer Cyrille Aimee is performing March 10, 2016 at St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Aimee brings her unique brand of Gypsy jazz and swing along with her guitar-based band.   

Student Athletes on the Grand Valley State University football team have been given a chance to not only give back to the community but possibly save lives.  Tom Cleary features the opportunity given to them by Spectrum Health enrolling in a National Bone Marrow doner program.  

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