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City Pulse Live 2/22/12

Host Berl Schwartz plays an interview with Barb Byrum, state representative for Michigan, about the possibilities and implications of register deeds in Ingham County.

Kelly Rossman-McKinney, a P.R. Executive, calls in to discuss the Lansing Casino and her resignment from the board of directors of Lansing Economy Development Corporation.

Berl gets Eric Schertzing, Ingham County Treasurer, Dr. Thomas Baumann, a physicist at MSU, and Kyle Melinn of City Pulse all together to discuss the school bond issue and the closing of the Red Cedar School.

The presidential primary is also discussed.

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City Pulse Live 2/15

Host Berl Schwartz invited Jake Davidson, a political consultant at Advantage Associates, into the studios to talk about the Republican primary, the presidential race, and the Pete Hoekstra commercial.

Soren Anderson, Professor of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University, stops by to discuss ethanol, gas, and biofuel.

We replay our recent interview with Jeffrey Zaslow, author of The Last Lecture and The Magic Room, in memoriam of his death.

Berl calls up Kyle Melinn from City Pulse to talk some more about the Republican presidential primary and the Santorum Super PAC.

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City Pulse Live 2/8/12

Host Berl Schwartz and co-host Andy Balaskovitz discuss relevant issues in the Lansing area.

We call Jay Kaplan, Director of GBLT from ACLU, to talk about same sex marriage and Prop 8 debate in California.

Joel Ferguson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, calls in to talk about about the Chairman runnings, the Lansing Casino, and campus/student issues.

Lori Black, the mother of Shayla Johnson, joins us in studio to discuss the alleged inaccuracy of her daughter’s murder in the local media, the recent conviction of her murderer, and the court proceedings surrounding the issue.

Finally, Kyle Melinn from City Pulse, is on to talk about the implications of the Pete Hoekstra superbowl commercial and the presidential election.

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City Pulse 2/1/12

Host Berl Schwartz talks to Zach Pol, Community Director of We The People, about the rights and fees of worker union members.

David Hollister, former Mayor of Lansing, calls in to discuss the Lansing Casino proposition, related scholarship programs for the Lansing area, and the growth of manufacturing in the greater Lansing area.

Fred Karger, an openly-gay Republican candidate for the presidential election, is on the show to talk about homosexuality in politics and the upcoming Michigan primary.

In the studio, we are joined by Chad DeKatch, a singer in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” to discuss his career, the Holt/Diamondale Community Players, and performing in general.

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City Pulse 1/25/12

Berl Shwartz sits down with co-host Andy Balaskovitz and guest co-host Bill Castanier for some discussion of Lansing city events.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero calls in and Aaron Payment of the Sault Ste Marie Chippewa Indians is in the studio to talk about the possibilities and implications of a Lansing casino.

Dan Young of Spiral Video Dance Club and “Baby Gaga,” a singer/performer come in to discuss the club and it’s new take on burlesque.

Berl talks with Dan Sills, one of the stars of “The Addams Family,” about his role as Gomez and the upcoming show at the Wharton Center.

Guest co-host Bill Castanier talks with poet Bob Hilcok about his poetry and the Lansing Poetry In Movement movement.

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City Pulse 1/18/12

Bill Castanier is guest Co-Hosting.

Jeff Gibson, owner of Superior Grower Supply and Hydroponics International, discusses the stigma of hydroponics and the advantages and disadvantages of medical marijuana.

Eric Freedman, co-author of “Presidents and Black America,” talks about the book, and the history of the relationship between presidents and slavery.

Bonnie Joe Campbell calls in to talk about her writings, suburbia, and meth.

Edward Watts, Associate Chairman of MSU English Department discusses coming events, including upcoming films, discussions, and presentations.

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City Pulse 1/11/12

Scott Keith, President of LEPFA, calls in to discuss the events of the Lansing Center and future plans for the site.

Brian Jeffries, the newly appointed President of Lansing City Council, stops by to talk about some of his policies and general politics of Lansing.

Berl speaks with Jeffrey Zaslow, the author of The Magic Room, about the history, story, and making of his new book and about some of his upcoming bookstore appearances.

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City Pulse 1/4/12

City Pulse 1/4/12

Berl talks with Kyle Melinn of City Pulse about general politics in the Lansing community and the nation in general.

Marcia Crowley, marketing manager of the Broad Art Museum, speaks about the upcoming grand opening of the museum and some exhibits within it.

Pam Jodway and Owen Anderson are on from the Lansing Marathon to discuss the marathon and the sport of running.

Billy Woodward, who plays Elvis in the musical “Million Dollar Quartet, talks about the show, it’s history, and some of his side projects.

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