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 Eat At State food truck at Michigan State University has an award-winning cheeseburger on its menu. The Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheese Burger was named the “Best Local Food Recipe” in the nation by the National Association of College & University Food Services. Impact’s Abbie Newton met up with Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski to witness the burger being made and give it a taste.
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.
Tonight’s we’re spotlighting Anthony Gomes and his new album …Before The Beginning. Blues rock and other classic are on the menu tonight, as wel as the powerful style of Michael “Iron Man” Burks, Eddy Clearwater, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Eric Clapton – Hoochie Coochie Man – From The Cradle
B.B. King – Never Make A Move Too Soon – The Ultimate Collection
Otis Rush – She’s A Good ‘Un (Alternate Take) – 1956-58: His Cobra Recordings
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.
A general store opened in Old Town, Lansing in early May, and will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 15. Impact’s Abbie Newton traveled to Old Town General Store to talk to owner Rhea Van Atta about her idea to bring Michigan-made, organic, and natural products to the area.