Derek Grantham and David Zuckerman host this week as the Spartan Sportswrap Summer Series continues. Michigan State football’s defense is previewed, Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford’s new contract, Tom Izzo’s coahcing technique vs. the “one-and-done” method and who is your Detroit sports icon?
A very exciting new album to review from Buddy Guy and appropriately named Rhythm & Blues. A 2-disc venture and all the classics tonight from the city of Blues. Elmore James, Howlin’ Wolf, and Jimmy Reed coming at ya as well.
Greg Nagy – Fell Toward None – Fell Toward None
Junior Wells – What My Mama Told Me – On Tap
Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings – Homecoming – Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings
It’s time to rock ‘n’ roll on City Pulse with local author Steve Miller and his new book Detroit Rock City about the Detroit rock scene from the 60′s til now. Later on the show local legislators Sam Singh of the 69th District and Andy Schor of the 68th District discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down DOMA and what is in store for same sex marriage.
Host Abbie Newton breaks down the political turmoil and conflict in Egypt with Russell Lucas, who is a Michigan State University Associate Professor of Arabic Studies and Co-Director of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities. East Lansing cellist and soprano Marta Bagratuni joins Exposure to talk about her music and perform a few pieces. We revisit A2B Bike Share, a company started by two University of Michigan Students that is coming to Lansing in August. Lastly, Abbie speaks about Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing.
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