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.
Tonight we spotlight John Primer and Bob Corritore as they join forces on the new album Knockin’ Around The Blues. In new blues news we have Charles Bradley’s newest single on the show and we rinse your Wednesday blues away with the only known cure: more blues! R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and more.
Carey Bell – Lonesome Stranger
Bobby Rush – River’s Invitation
Buddy Guy – Man Of Many Worlds
Eddie Boyd – Come On Home
Tonight we’re gonna light the night on fire. Texas blues from the likes of Lightinin’ Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Johnny Winter. We’re going to keep the warm vibes going with our artists spotlight featuring the West Coast blues powerhouse the Mighty Mojo Prophets.
Floyd Dixon – You’re The Only One For Me
Big Three Trio – Wrinkles
Deanna Bogart – On And On And
Laura Rucker – Cryin’ The Blues
Tonight’s show we’re playing it all. The classics from Howlin’ Wolf and the R&B Soul of Billie Holiday. Our artist spotlight is on the new album from JJ Grey & Mofro!
Pinetop Perkins – Down In Mississippi
Memphis Slim – Blue And Lonesome
Willie Kent – Saturday Night
This week, City Pulse’s own Larry Cosentino joins Berl in-studio to elaborate on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which was discussed in the Supreme Court last Wednesday. We also hear from Walnut Neighborhood resident, Dale Schrader, on developments in the ongoing pole barn dispute. Later, Lansing Councilwoman Carol Wood discusses the 2014 fiscal budget.
Jamie Commons featured on the show tonight with his Rumble And Sway EP. We’ll be playing the hits until midnight as well as whatever blues your heart desires. Playing some neglected tunes from popular artists like Pinetop Perkins, Memphis Slim, and Son House.
Floyd Dixon – A Long Time Ago
Pinetop Perkins – Ida B
Memphis Slim – Jive Time Bounce
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.
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