Listen, Current State interviews former Congressman Joe Schwarz about life in politics and medicine

February 27, 2015

“Over the years, Michigan’s gotten to know Joe Schwarz in many roles: State Legislator, U.S. Congressman, Gubernatorial candidate, and others. But there’s a lot more,” writes Mark Bashore, who interviewed Schwarz for Current State.

The interview, which aired on WKAR, is part of Current State’s “Voices of Experience” series, highlighting extraordinary Michiganians “for their memorable life experiences or their sacrifices.”

Joe Schwarz is a practicing physician in Battle Creek, Michigan, and a visiting lecturer at the Ford School. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, in the Central Intelligence Agency in Laos and Vietnam, as city commissioner and mayor of Battle Creek, as a Michigan Senator, and as a U.S. Congressman. At the Ford School, Schwarz teaches about Congress and state legislatures.