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February 10 2012

“Ocean Doctor” David Guggenheim, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, MSU College of Communications Arts & Sciences Dean Pam Whitten, Pulitzer Prize-winning MSU J-School alumnus M.L. Elrick

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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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Exposure 2/7/12

Tonight on Exposure the Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle perform live.

John Kinch & Julie Powers speak about the Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability.

Guy McPherson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Arizona, speaks about the topic of environmental sustainability. Rita Chapman of the Sierra Club speaks about the controversies of hydrofracking.

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Spartan Sportswrap 2/6/12

Dave discusses all things Super Bowl, big plays, coaching decisions, and commercials. College basketball and hockey are also discussed. 2-6-12

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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Spartan Sportswrap 1/30/12

Dave talks about Super Bowl picks, the upcoming Michigan vs. Michigan State basketball game as well as the recent Tigers roster changes.

 

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MSU Today Jan 27 2012

Michigan Economic Development Corporation Chief Energy Policy Officer Valerie Brader, Net Zero Energy homeowner Matt Grocoff, Door to Door Organics’ Carlos Collier, the Department of Energy’s Phil West

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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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