Midday West Michigan


Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Dog's Promise and Gold are among the films opening in theaters in western Michigan.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran about these and Best Picture nominees that are all back in theaters.  First a teaser from Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.


The esteemed Justin Time label has released a recording that previously was only available in a limited bootleg that has been a collector's item for decades, Dizzy Gillespie & Friends: The Concert of the Century.    


The inside story on how President Donald Trump rallied millions of supporters and how he’ll govern as President is revealed in FRONTLINE’s Trump’s Road to the White House.

The documentary airs Tuesday, January 24th at 10:00 PM on WGVU-HD.

WGVU talks with film producer and writer Mike Wiser.

Grand Valley Professor translating the classics

Jan 24, 2017

Grand Valley State University Professor Diane Rayor is an internationally renowned translator of ancient drama and poetry.  Her latest project is the play "Helen" by Euripedes.  She will be collaborating with actors and Karen Libman, the director for a performance at GVSU and publication by Cambridge University Press. 

The performances are March 24-April 2, 2017 at the GVSU Performing Arts Center.

Auditions are Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th.  For more information: https://www.gvsu.edu/theatre/theatre-at-grand-valley-presents-helen-170.htm


Tuesday, January 17th and Wednesday, January 18th @ 9:00 PM on WGVU-HD, FRONTLINE premiers what it calls "a four-hour, two-night miniseries telling the inside story of the division and polarization in Washington that frustrated the Obama presidency and laid the groundwork for the election of a defiant outsider ."

WGVU talks with Jim Gilmore, Producer/Reporter "Divided States of America."

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Six movies are opening in western Michigan theaters today, including Patriot's Day, about the Boston marathon bombing, Silence, the latest Martin Scorcese film, Sleepless, starring Jamie Foxx, Monster Trucks, a kid's flick and the horror movie The Bye Bye Man.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema after a clip from Patriot's Day.

U.S. Government

With a new session of Congress come new appointments. U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga has been elected to lead the Capital Markets Subcommittee and he’s also been elected to Co-Chair the Great Lakes Task Force.

WGVU spoke with the Zeeland Republican about his new roles.

Movie Talk

Jan 6, 2017
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Opening in theaters this week: Hidden Figures, A Monster Calls, and La La Land along with Celebration! Cinema's January Indie Film Series.

Saxophonist Jane Bunnet releases "ODDARA"

Jan 5, 2017
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Saxophonist Jane Bunnet released a new album in 2016 entitled ODDARA featuring a mix of jazz and Cuban music.

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What does 2017 hold for the West Michigan economy? MiBiz sits down with dozens of area business leaders discussing the impacts of a new Presidential administration, repealing the Affordable Care Act along with potential deregulation and reforms in the banking industry.