Kirk Heinze

MSU Today 1/16/15

MSU J-school alumnus and Detroit Free Press automotive critic Mark Phelan on the state of the automotive industry heading into the North American International Auto Show. Michigan Agri-Business Association President Jim Byrum takes a look at the challenges and opportunities ahead for Michigan’s agriculture industry in 2015. Also, an education and update on Michigan’s biomass industry and a conversation with Sally Barber, author of The Michigan Eco Traveler – a guide to sustainable adventures in Michigan. Read More…

MSU Today 12/19/14

Russ White talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. Then he talks about the 2015 job market for college graduates with MSU’s career services guru Phil Gardner. And Kirk Heinze talks with the Reverend Faith Fowler from Detroit’s Cass Community Social Services about her new book, This Far by Faith: Twenty Years at Cass Community. Read More…

MSU Today 12/12/14

Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis and Russ White talk about integrating student-athletes into the mainstream student body better and helping all students to excel.  They do so with MSU vice president for student affairs and services Denise Maybank and Spartan Athletics’ director of student-athlete support services Jim Pignataro.  Russ also reports on Advanced Lighting 101 as LED’s revolutionize the lighting industry.  And Russ talks sustainability and communication skills with Greening of the Great Lakes host Kirk HeinzeScott Westerman shares his Career Quick Reference. Read More…

MSU Today 9/5/14

Kirk Heinze talks sustainability with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, and he talks with retired Navy Admiral Lee Gunn about renewable energy’s impact on our national security and Michigan’s economy. Then MSU President Simon and Spartans AD Hollis talk with MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman.

MSU Today 8/8/14

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU secretary to the board of trustees Bill Beekman talk with MSU vice president for auxiliary enterprises Vennie Gore. And Simon and Beekman talk with longtime MSU journalism professor Sue Carter, who is now MSU’s faculty athletic representative to the Big Ten and NCAA. And Kirk Heinze talks Michigan agriculture with Jim Byrum, president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association. Read More…

MSU Today 5/2/14

MSU geography professor and official state of Michigan climatologist Jeff Andresen looks back on our brutal winter.  MSU honeybee expert David Smitley with how you can protect the all-important bee population.  Larry Dick is involved with water policy in southern California and talks about his state’s water crisis.  And Steelcase environmental analyst John DeAngelis on all the green things going on at the giant Grand Rapids-based company.

MSU Today 12/20/13

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo.  Then President Simon and Kirk Heinze talk sustainability and recycling with MSU campus sustainability director Jennifer Battle and Schupan & Sons CEO Marc Schupan. Read More…

MSU Today 10/18/13

Dr. Kirk Heinze talks with environmental attorney and Crain’s Detroit Business blogger Saulius Mikalonis about some of the hot green legal issues in the news today.  Then Kirk talks with MSU alumnus and green builder Doug Selby about trends in sustainability-focused home construction and remodeling.  Spartan Dawgs Andre Hutson, Todd Duckett, and Tim Bograkos return to answer listener questions submitted to them via Facebook and Twitter.  The Spartan Dawgs are former Spartan athletes who reflect on lessons learned as Spartan athletes and how they’re carrying those lessons into their professional and personal lives.  And Scott Westerman shares his thoughts on actions and words. Read More…

MSU Today 10/4/13

Kirk Heinze talks with the very green president of Michigan International Speedway Roger Curtis.  Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Hall of Fame Spartan Sports Network leaders Will Tieman and Wendy Hart.  Retired Navy Vice Admiral Lee Gunn touts more renewable energy to buttress our national security.  And Scott Westerman offers his perspective on simplifying your life. Read More…

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