Jennifer Swanchara and Bri Harvey host this week with a “Hoop There It Is” themed show, talking about Adreian Payne making the Team USA basketball team and men’s and women’s basketball recruiting. A preview of the 2013-14 basketball season for Michigan State and the rest of the Big Ten’s men’s and women’s teams. The success of coaches Tom Izzo and Suzy Merchant are discussed as well.
Tonight on the blues we honor the Godfather of Austin Blues, W.C. Clark. Many other Texas Blues artists as well, including Albert Collins, Zuzu Bollin, and Gary Clark, Jr.
W.C. Clark – Sunshine Lady – Lover’s Plea
Carey Bell – Lonesome Stranger – Alligator Records: 35 X 35
John Primer & Bob Corritore – Blue And Lonesome – Knockin’ Around The Blues
Anthony Serafino and Dan Krier review the NBA Draft, trades and what the 2013-14 season will bring. The Detroit Tigers struggles continue. The Pittsburgh Pirates are the best team in baseball. Is Yasiel Puig the new star in the MLB? And will Alex Rodriguez‘s return save the Yankees season?
Tonight we feature artist Scott Ellison. We get Funky with Robert Cray, Bobby Rush, and others. Others from our pals past Oklahoma including the Mighty Mojo Prophets.
Scott Ellison – Whiskey & Run – Bad Case Of The Blues
Michael “Iron Man” Burks – Time I Came Out Of The Rain – I Smell Smoke
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperial – Natural Man – Head’s Up
Hugh McDiarmid, Communications Director for Michigan Environmental Council and J. Peter Lark general Manager of the Lansing Board of Water and Light are in studio to chat about the first Co-Generation plant’s grand opening on Monday in REO Town. Berl also talks to Kyle Malin, Walt Sorg, and Scott Hagerstrom about the news that the Tea Party will not be backing Rick Snyder’s re-election.
Host Abbie Newton talks about summer festivals, barbecues, and beer. WKAR Station Manager Susie Elkins and Backstage Pass Producer Tim Zeko share information about opening the recording of Backstage Pass to the public. The East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Coordinator, Benjamin Hall, and Education Stage Intern Linnea Jimison talk about this weekend’s festival. Later, international Jazz artist Cyrille Aimee comes on the show and shares her story and her jazz music. To end the show, Abbie taste tests the Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheeseburger from the Michigan State University Eat at State Food Truck and she talks to Paul Starr about Lansing Beer Week, which is from June 23 to June 29.
Louis Bilotta and Dan Tyler have NBA Draft picks first on the agenda and move onto the stunning career ending news for Darko Milicic. World Series predictions are on the docket as well. Kate Upton tweets about a love gone cold with Justin Verlander and theories run amuck about his stats relation. The new Redwings Stadium is being built and the guys show their excitement.
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is heating up East Lansing and on the show is a panel of Jazz enthusiasts. Festival Director Benjamin Hall, bass player and Art Director Rodney Whitaker, jazz singer Mardra Thomas, writer for City Pulse Larry Cosentino, and Lois Mummaw of the Jazz festival. Also on the show Ody Norkin, V.P. of the Michigan Flyer and David Pole bring up a grant to be reconsidered for expanding the Michigan Flyer and its reach.