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.
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.
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.
Andy Balaskavitz interviews Dave Sheets (Discount Dave’s Buy-It-Rite) and Noel Heikkinen (Riverview Church) about an interest in property and the rejuvenation of REO Town in South Lansing. MSU Urban Planning Professor Mark Wilson talks about the Grand River Avenue Corridor and plans to turn the vacant Barnes and Noble into something useful. Last but not least, Dr. Renee Canady of the Ingham County Health Department and Valerie Anderson with the Capital Area Health Alliance are interviewed about a new initiative.
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.