Emily Fox reports on “The Empowerment Plan.” Smitty Smith and Matt Bliton talk about Pumpstock American Roots Festival. Brendan Dwyer discusses the Be a Tourist in Your Own Town event. David Myers of Michigan Virtual Schools talks about virtual schools and the future of online learning. Reverend Sokuzan Robert Brown talks about teaching meditation to prison inmates. Michigan Storytelling segment features Lucas Ball.
Pat lindemann, Ingham County Drain Commissioner, on the race and general politics.
Gretchen Cochran and Dan Bollman of Preservation Lansing talk about the Preservation Awards.
Jack Ebling, author of “Tales From Detroit Tigers Dugout,” calls in to discuss Detroit Tigers baseball and his book.
Erik Qualman talks about social media and his book “Socialnomics.” Cirque du Soleil production manager Chris Brislin is on to talk about the show. Nick Kanaan, MSU professor and Alzheimer’s researcher discusses the recent goal to end Alzheimer’s by 2050. Rocky Votolato joins us in the studio for a couple of acoustic songs and an interview. Michigan Storytelling segment featuring Keith Taylor and his poem “Guilty at the Rapture.”
Host Berl Schwartz interviews Pat Lindemann, Ingham County Drain Commissioner, about the current race and general politics.
Reverend Melvin T. Jones, Pastor of Union Missionary Baptist Church, and Bishop David Maxwell, Director of the city’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives join us to discuss President Obama’s endorsement of homosexual marriage.
We call Valerie Marvin, the President of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, to talk about the fundraiser for the opening of the Potter House.
Lansing-based band Eight to the Bar is in studio to perform and talk East Lansing Art Festival. Mohammad Khalil, Professor of Religious Studies at MSU, talks about Sharia Law and a bill that would ban foreign religious laws in Michigan. Michael Craw of MSU’s James Madison school is on to talk about the LGBT community and President Obama’s endorsement of homosexual marriage. Brian Metcalf, Superintendent of Grand Ledge Public Schools, talks about a program to give kindergarteners iPads. Michigan Storytelling segment features Ellen Airgood, author of “South of the Superior.”
Mark Grebner, candidate for Ingham County Drain Commissioner is on to take about the race and politics in general.
We call Sandra Seaton, East Lansing playwright, to discuss her recent win of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature’s Mark Twain Award.
Fred Karger, Republican candidate for President, calls in to talk about Obama’s recent endorsement of same sex marriage.
Bob Baldori, an actor and musician in Boogie Stomp, joins us in studio to discuss the Boogie Stomp play and movie.
Special feature about college radio by IMPACT’s own Jesse Wiza. Vincent Delgado, a Professor from the Residential College of Arts and Humanities, and Geri Zeldes, a Professor from the School of Journalism, talk about their new project called “The Ave.” Marquette County Commissioner Mike Quayle discusses his proposal to make the Upper Peninsula a separate state. Jessica Koski of the Keewenaw Bay Indian Community alks about sulfide mining in the Upper Great Lakes. Michigan Storytelling features John Gagnon, author of “Lake Superior Profiles: People on the Big Lake.”
We play an interview with Mike Grebner, a candidate for Inham County Drain Commissioner, about the race and current politics.
Joe Grimm of the MSU Journalism Program stops by to discuss his book about bullying and the threat it presents.
We talk to Mike Kolhoff of the Lansing Workers Center about Peckham Industries, salaries, and unions.
Host Berl Schwartz talks with John Schneider, editor at the Lansing State Journal, about his career and recent retirement.
Kyle Melinn of City Pulse calls in to discuss the race for Drain Commissioner in Lansing.
We speak with attorney Mike Nichols about the legal implications and policies of driving while under the influence of medical marijuana.
Host Berl Schwartz discusses the possible consolidation of the police force with Brian Jeffries, President of Lansing City Council, and Randy Hannan, also of the Lansing City Council.
Erika Moul, a.k.a Baby Gaga, and Scott Long join us in the studio to talk about the Legally Blonde play at the Pasant Theatre.
Lastly, Tim Wendel calls in to discuss his book The Summer of ’68 and to share some baseball stories.