City Pulse Live

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Tune in for discussion with East Lansing’s alternative newspaper. Hosted by Berl Schwartz, the publisher of Lansing’s City Pulse.

City Pulse Live 4/25

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.

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City Pulse Live 4/18

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.

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City Pulse Live 4/11

Host Berl Schwartz discusses the MLive vs. LSJ topics with Ex. Director of Michigan Press Association Mike McLaren and Ari Adler, Press Secretary to the House Speaker.

Dan Hartley and Jake Petchel stop by to talk about the Capital City Film Festival this weekend.

We talk to Judah Friedlander, who plays “Frank Rossitano” on 30 Rock, about the show, his stand-up act, and his performance coming this Friday.

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City Pulse Live 4/4

Berl talks with Myra and Charles Ford from the Lansing Board of education about education issues in Lansing.

Brian Jeffries, President of Lansing City Council, is on to discuss Lansing general politics.

Joan Bauer, State Representative, calls in to talk about stem cell research.

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City Pulse Live 3/28

This week we talk all about smoking issues within the Lansing Casino. We discuss it with Virg Benero, Mayor of Lansing, Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of Americans for Non-Smoker’s Rights, and Roger Martin of Martin Waymire. Jonas Greenberg is on to talk about being gay in the play “Next Fall.” Jame McAloon-Lampman wraps up with a conversation about the 6th Annual Humanitarian Awards.

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City Pulse Live 3/21/12

Ottawa Butler housing project discussed with the creator, Scott Gillespie.

Bill Martines (Lansing Future LLC) and Jessica Yorko (Lansing City Council) talk about the Lansing Casino

Cindie Storie, President of MI Association of Higher Education, LCC Branch, on Vote of No Confidence.

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City Pulse Live 3/14/12

While Berl Schwartz is out of town, Andy Balaskovitz takes over as host.

We talk to Dan Korobkin, Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Michigan, and John Barnes, Statewide Projects Coordinator for MLive Media Group, about life sentencing for juveniles in Michigan.

Dan Hazaert, a Speaker at the Northwest Initiative, and Laura Sager, Outreach Manager of Northwest Initiative, join us in studio to discuss the Northwest Initiative and the Affordable Care Act.

We play a prerecorded interview Berl Schwartz had with Bob Kolt, President of the AARP of Michigan, about residency and tax issues.

Lastly, Joe Torres, an author and a speaker at the Day of the Woman Conference, talks about his new book, media policy, and the future of the internet.

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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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