Midday West Michigan

Voice Gr is now VoiceKent. The annual community survey conducted by the Dorothy A Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University is now partnering with the Kent County Health Department gathering public health information. WGVU talks with Kyle Caldwell, executive director at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University discussing the history and impacts of the study dating back to 2001. 

Wonder Woman and Captain Underpants hit the big screen

Jun 2, 2017
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Wonder Woman and Captain Underpants make their big screen debuts, expanding the summer blockbuster season.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran and Eric Kuiper about these films and a new slate of Indie movies opening.

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Former Steelcase CEO, Jim Hackett, now Ford Motor Company's CEO. Grand Valley State University preparing young entrepreneurs with pitch competition. Detroit law firm moving to Grand Rapids market.

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The Art of Rube Goldberg exhibit is open at the Grand Rapids Art Museum through August 27, 2017. GRAM says the exhibition is "Marking the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Goldberg's work since 1970."

Ron Platt is Chief Curator at the GRAM explaining how all the moving pieces in Goldberg's mind and drawing work.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens

May 26, 2017

Johnny Depp returns in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema about that movie plus The Lovers, and Chuck.

Alien: Covenant versus Movie Talk on Mid Day on WGVU

May 19, 2017
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Alien: Covenant is the blockbuster opening film of the weekend, along with Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Everything, Everything, Low Riders and Norman.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema about these movies and special events happening this week in western Michigan.

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Michigan lawmakers are hopeful a state operated drug-monitoring system will slow opioid abuse.

Spectrum Health is bringing mammographies to Meijer customers.

Student Athletes from the Grand Valley State University's Football team enrolled in a bone marrow donation program last spring.

This winter tight end Nick Keizer found out he was a match with someone in need and didn't hesitate to make a life saving donation.

Comedy Snatched leads Mother's Day weekend

May 12, 2017
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Mother-daughter comedy Snatched opens today, starring Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer, bringing the slapstick shenanigans for Mother's Day weekend.   King Arthur: Legend of the Sword also opens, a big budget special effects movie of swords and sorcery.  The Wall details a taut Iraqi War thriller.  And comedy Absolutely Anything opens two years after it was made.  WGVU breaks it down with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.

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Dr. Robin Connell is the 2017 Jazz Musician of the Year, presented by the West Michigan Jazz Society.  A banquet celebrating Dr. Connell is next Monday, May 15th at the Guest House in downtown Grand Rapids beginning at 6pm.   WGVU has this feature profile on Dr. Connell.  For more information on the banquet go to www.wmichjazz.org

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