Host Berl Schwartz speaks with Michigan State University law Professor Mae Kukendall, artist Mark Chatterley, Lansing City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko and Jeffrey Hank, a candidate for the 8th Congressional District.
This week, host Berl Schwartz has Kathie Dunbar, an incumbent for the Lansing City Council, on to talk about the election primaries. Later, Berl discusses the same subject with Walt Sorg, columnist for the Lansing City Pulse. Bill Castanier, writer for City Pulse, is on to talk with author Ted McClelland about his new book “Nothin’ But Blue Skies.” City Pulse’s Allan Ross sits down with Mark Roebuck and Dan Currie, the founders of Mac’s Bar Monday Comedy Night, to talk about their standup careers, Michigan comedy, and Mac’s weekly comedy night. Finally, Allan speaks with Paul Wozniak and Erin Buitendrop about the Pulsar Awards and Lansing Theatre.
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.
This week author Mark Binelli calls in to discuss his experiences growing up in Michigan and how they have contributed to his career. Nina Santucci, co-owner of Red Haven restaurant, elaborates on a VIP event held at her restaurant this Tuesday and later we listen to interviews featuring Anthony Bourdain and Yvonne Caamal Canul.
This week, both state representative Jeff Irwin and Jeff Hank of the Coalition for a Safer Lansing call in calls in to discuss the topic of decriminalizing the use of marijuana in Michigan. Later, Ben Duke of the 4th Culture Studios joins Berl in-studio and we listen to an interview with state representatives Andy Schor and Sam Singh.
This week we hear from top of the town winners Gretchen Whitmer, state senator, and the Soup Spoon Cafe, owned by Nick Gavriledes. We also listen to an interview with Roy Bourgeois concerning his advocacy of women in the Catholic church and later we listen to Ann Woiwode, Julie Powers, Scott Robbins, and Walt Sorg discuss a few environmental topics.
This week Bill Mathewson, general council member in the Michigan Municipal League calls in to elaborate on the Open Meetings Act, Berl speaks with Alice Brinkman, founder of the REACH Studio Art Center, who calls in to discuss the accessibility of art within the school system, and Gail Philbin talks about big agriculture and what it’s doing to our farmland. Later we hear former and current mayor, David Hollister and Virg Bernero, talk about the budget for the city of East Lansing.
Kareemah El-Amin, executive director of the Food Bank of Michigan, calls in this as does Kyle Melinn who discusses the political future of Virg Bernero with Berl. We also listen to Andy’s interview with economist/author Jeremy Rifkin and another interview regarding cold cases in Lansing with Captain Daryl Green of the Lansing Police Department.
This week Janis Ian, two time Grammy award winner, calls in from Nashville to talk about her experiences and musical career. We hear a few of her a few clips from her audio book “Society’s Child” and also listen to some of her music including “In the Winter“, “Jesse“, “At Seventeen“, and “Bright Lights and Promises“.