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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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Exposure 1/24/12

Mohammad Khalil of the Department of Religious Studies and Frank Ravitch of the College of Law discuss the role of religion in politics.

Jane White, the Director of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, speaks about the realities of human trafficking in the modern world.

Jake Fromm of the University of Michigan Students for Sensible Drug Policy speaks about the petition in Michigan to legalize marijuana.

The Michigan Storytelling segment features RCAH Center for poetry: Poetry in Motion.

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MSU Today Jan. 20, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna Simon, MSU women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant, Charles Fishman with his book “The Big Thirst – The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.”

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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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Exposure 1-17-12

Reverend Sokuzan Robert Brown talks about teaching meditation to prison inmates. Kyle Pacynski has a feature about vinyl record stores. Michigan Storytelling segment featuring Jim Daniels

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