Carla A. Hills

Jul 11, 2017

A celebration to commemorate President Gerald R Ford's 104th birthday is happening this week Ambassador Carla A. Hills will speak on Thursday. Hills served as Ford's Secretary of Housing and Urban Public Affairs and joins us this morning.


Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is starting a new effort to make Michigan's Legislature part-time.

The Detroit News reports  Calley's Clean Michigan Committee announced Monday it submitted a new petition with revised language to the Secretary of State.

Rev. Gary Dorrien

Jul 3, 2017
Episcopal Digital Network

Rev. Gary Dorrien is our guest. He joins us to talk about his Religion Dispatches article, “Irony Repeats Itself: Reconsidering Reinhold Niebuhr in the Trump Era.”

Behaving Badly (Part II with Eden Collinsworth)

Jun 26, 2017

Eden Collinsworth returns to Common Threads to continue the conversation about her book, Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business.

Eden Collinsworth

Jun 19, 2017

Eden Collinsworth joins us to talk about her latest book, Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business.

3 Michigan congressmen at baseball field during shooting

Jun 14, 2017

Three Republican members of Michigan's congressional delegation were among lawmakers who were practicing baseball when a gunman opened fire at the field in suburban Washington. U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop gave an eyewitness account Wednesday to Detroit radio station WWJ. He says many more people would have been shot if security staff hadn't returned fire. Bishop says he was at home plate when the gunman approached with a rifle. 

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot. Bishop says Scalise was a "sitting duck" on second base. Bishop says fellow

The race is on for Michigan’s 3rd District in 2018, as a local Grand Rapids native announced his candidacy for Congress. Democrat Jeff Thomas of Grand Rapids is the owner of a web design and development business and also runs a local non-profit that looks to improve the effectiveness of the charitable food distribution system.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

President Jimmy Carter is this year’s recipient of the Gerald R. Ford medal for distinguished public service. In Washington D.C. from the Capitol Hill Club, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation presented former U.S. President Jimmy Carter with the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

Monday evening during the annual reception and dinner, guests witness Carter accepting the medal from his Atlanta, Georgia office via video.


President Donald Trump says America's withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, “Is less about the climate and more about other countries obtaining a financial advantage over the United States."

The President would later say the U.S. could try to re-enter the international climate agreement sealed in Paris if the deal were more favorable to Americans.

Last week prior to U.S. Representative Justin Amash’s town hall meeting held at Grand Rapids’ Ottawa Hills High School, WGVU spoke with the Cascade Township republican about the President’s decision.


U.S. Representative Justin Amash is home this week visiting Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. He’s hosting a town hall meeting tonight in Battle Creek. Last night the Cascade Township republican held a public forum at Grand Rapid’s Ottawa Hills High School auditorium. Before the event began, WGVU sat down for a one-on-one interview with Congressman Amash discussing health care and how he approaches his constituents attending what have lately become heated town hall meetings.