The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is heating up East Lansing and on the show is a panel of Jazz enthusiasts. Festival Director Benjamin Hall, bass player and Art Director Rodney Whitaker, jazz singer Mardra Thomas, writer for City Pulse Larry Cosentino, and Lois Mummaw of the Jazz festival. Also on the show Ody Norkin, V.P. of the Michigan Flyer and David Pole bring up a grant to be reconsidered for expanding the Michigan Flyer and its reach.
Tonight’s we’re spotlighting Anthony Gomes and his new album …Before The Beginning. Blues rock and other classic are on the menu tonight, as wel as the powerful style of Michael “Iron Man” Burks, Eddy Clearwater, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Eric Clapton – Hoochie Coochie Man – From The Cradle
B.B. King – Never Make A Move Too Soon – The Ultimate Collection
Otis Rush – She’s A Good ‘Un (Alternate Take) – 1956-58: His Cobra Recordings
Andy Balaskavitz interviews Dave Sheets (Discount Dave’s Buy-It-Rite) and Noel Heikkinen (Riverview Church) about an interest in property and the rejuvenation of REO Town in South Lansing. MSU Urban Planning Professor Mark Wilson talks about the Grand River Avenue Corridor and plans to turn the vacant Barnes and Noble into something useful. Last but not least, Dr. Renee Canady of the Ingham County Health Department and Valerie Anderson with the Capital Area Health Alliance are interviewed about a new initiative.
Tonight on Exposure, Abbie Newton goes in the field to tour the new Old Town General Store with owner Rhea Van Atta. Michigan State University Associate Professor in Psychology Devin McAuley and Department of Psychology Chair Juli Wade talk about how Australian songbirds are broadening research on stuttering in humans. Also on the show, Spartan alumni Arro Verse speaks about her new song, “Marry Me” and her life as a Los Angeles independent artist. Lastly, former Marine sniper and now Michigan State student, Logan Stark, chats about his documentary film and experience in the military.
On tonight’s show, David DeFever and Zac Seyula of the Impact sports team are abound with NBA news. Miami Heat Vs. San Antonio Spurs re-cap and further playoff predictions, Denver Nugget’s loose George Karl to the Coach of the Year curse, and NBA draft predictions also on the agenda. Stanley Cup Playoffs are entering its final stages as the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins face off and the recent considerations for a safer professional hockey game.
Tonight’s Accidental Blues are packed with classics from Muddy Waters to Howlin’ Wolf to Elmore James. Albert King’s Born Under A Bad Sign on tonight’s artist spotlight, newly remastered by Joe Tarantino at Stax Records.
B.B. King – Broken Promise
Buddy Guy – 7-11
Big James And The Chicago Playboys – All Your Love
Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings – Poor Man
Lansing City Councilwoman A’Lynne Robinson voices concern for the decision to allow the Lansing Office of Community and Faith Based Initiatives a place in the budget. City Pulse Columnist Kyle Melinn discusses the race for Carl Levin’s open Senate seat. Representative Mark Schauer announces his bid for governor and County Register Of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr discusses foreclosures and his run for the U.S. Senate.
On the show today we have Aaron Jordan and Spencer Ray, a couple new faces to Sportswrap. Listen for a Redwings Game 7 retrospective and a current update on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, predictions for Game 7 regarding the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat, and Rutger’s possible Athletic Director Julie Herman’s controversial past.
Tim Hunnicut on today’s City Pulse, a local entrepreneur speaks on an investment about a local Genesee School purchase. Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk and Lansing Real Estate Attorney Greg McClelland chat about same sex marriage property rights. City Council members Kathie Dunbar and Carol Wood on the show as well to discuss the recently approved city budget.