Kirk Heinze talks about the state of agriculture in Michigan with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Keith Creagh, and MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Charles Hasemann, who leads MSU Business Connect and Spartan Innovations. And we learn about this weekend’s Green Street Fair in Plymouth.
MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU hospitality business professor Michael Kasavana about technology’s impact on the hotel and restaurant industry. And they talk about Mike’s other role as faculty representative to the Big Ten and NCAA. And Simon and Hollis talk about the Michigan Turnaround Plan with Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Doug Rothwell.
Russ White talks with HGTV “green” design and home improvement guru Carter Oosterhouse; Kirk Heinze explores who’s winning the clean energy race with Phyllis Cuttino from the Pew Environment Group and talks with “The Big Thirst” author Charles Fishman about our global water crisis.
US Senator Debbie Stabenow talks about clean energy and clean water, Be Spartan Green’s Jennifer battle on MSU’s Energy Transition Plan, MSU alumna Marci Fitch on community sustainability at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, MSU Alumni Association leader Scott Westerman talks with MSU alumna Brittany Fox about her Thai Song Fair Trade Project.
Russ White talks with MSU President Lou Anna Simon about FRIB funding, state funding for higher education, and the “new realities” President Simon says are impacting higher education. Kirk Heinze shares a couple of his sustainability-focused Greening of the Great Lakes conversations, too. First, Kirk talks with MSU Turfgrass guru Kevin Frank about how the record March warmth is impacting our lawns this spring. And Kirk previews the 2012 Michigan agriculture season with Michigan Farm Bureau President Wayne Wood.
MSU Spartans basketball coach Tom Izzo reflects on the 2011/2012 Spartans hoops season and look ahead to 2012/2013
From MSU’s Broad College of Business – supply chain guru Dave Closs and Gen Y marketing expert Clay Voorhees; Jinhua Zhao, director of MSU’s Environmental Science and Policy Program
MSU Board of Trustee Dianne Byrum, MSU AgBioResearch Director Steve Pueppke, MSU Department of Radiology Emeritus Director DR. E. James Potchen.
MSU Volleyball coach Cathy George talks with MSU’s President Lou Anna Simon and Athletic Director Mark Hollis. Also: Ford Motor Company’s Blueprint for Sustainability, a Spartan Saga with NSCL director Konrad Gelbke and all about MSU’s medicine Rehabilitation Clinic
MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Don Heller, new dean of MSU’s College of Education, and with Broad Museum founding director Michael Rush.