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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 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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City Pulse 12/14/11

Jay Kaplan, staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan’s LGBT Legal Project discusses HB 4770 and its potential implications; Rob South discusses his guest column in this week’s issue of City Pulse on a forthcoming Grand River Avenue/Michigan Avenue corridor study; Jerry Ambrose, Lansing’s finance director, on leaving his post to join the Emergency Manager team in Flint; and Joan Nelson, executive director of the Allen Neighborhood Center, on a new year-round farmers market and community kitchen coming to the Eastside Neighborhood.

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City Pulse 12/7/11

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and City Pulse columnist Kyle Melinn on the Occupy movement and the Lansing contingent’s decision to leave Reutter Park for the winter. Selma Hollander on her lifelong involvement with the area’s art scene. Dominique Scott on playing the lead role in the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages,” which is playing at the Wharton Center next week.

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City Pulse 11/30/11

Ingham County Commissioner, Andy Schor discusses his run for state representitive

Senator Rick Jones speaks about the recent passing of the Michigan Schools new anti-bullying bill.

MSU Athlete Delvon Roe discusses his transition into an acting career.

Andy Hosts

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City Pulse 11/16/11

Political strategist Stephanie McLean and Michigan Equality’s Amy Hunter discuss whether opening gay candidates are facing fewer problems.  Norbert Fernandez recalls being airlifted from Cuba to Lansing as part of Operation Pedro Pan 51 years ago. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope discusses his proposal for reducing the number of Lansing City Council meetings.  Attorney Matt Newburg expresses his views on Attorney General Bill Schuette’s anti-medical marijuana opinions.

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City Pulse 11/9/11

Topics Include:

Gretchen Whitmer discussing stance on anti-bullying legislation.

Todd Cook- Lansing Chamber of Commerce Discussion.

James Sanford interviews Susan Woods about the East Lansing Film Festival.

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