Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with legendary MSU basketball coach Jud Heathcote. Kirk Heinze talks with Governor Snyder’s senior adviser on energy and the environment Valerie Brader, and he reviews MSU’s 2012 Environmental Stewardship report with MSU’s Director of Campus Sustainability Jennifer Battle. And Kirk learns about the Michigan Saves program that helps consumers and businesses be more energy efficient. MSU alumnus Dan Redford on his life in China helping Chinese companies that want to invest in the United States. MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman shares his reflections on the Spartan Life, too.
This week Kyle Melinn calls in to expand on some of his top ten issues to watch in 2013 and we hear Andy’s discussion with Lansing City Council President, Carol Wood. Later we listen to part one of a gun control discussion with Joan Bauer, a Former State Representative, Gilda Jacobs, president of the Michigan League for Public Policy, Anthony Kolenic, MSU anthropology professor, and Steve Dulan, 2nd Amendment Expert at Cooley Law School.
The Spartan Sportswrap returns from its winter slumber with all things MSU sports. Which members of the MSU football team were drafted, what moves should the basketball team make to dominate all the way to the final four? Listen in and find out.
Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis discuss the child sex abuse pandemic with Gary Anderson from the MSU School of Social Work and Spartans alumna Denise Busley, co-founder of the Grand Traverse Pie Company and an ardent advocate for children. And MSU Alumni Association leader Scott Westerman talks with Simon and Hollis about what’s ahead in 2013 for MSUAA.
Elise’s Top 10 Korean Songs of 2012
Psy – “강남 스타일 / Gangnam Style”
I have a love/hate relationship with this song and the phenomenon that has surrounded it this past year. I’m excited that a K-pop song has gone mainstream, but I’m disappointed it was this song and video. K-pop is so much more than some goofy guy in sunglasses doing a ridiculous dance. Not to mention that it’s really painful to continually hear “Gang-nam” mispronounced when it’s not even hard to pronounce.
For years, many different K-pop groups and solo artists have actively been trying to break into the American market (and therefore the global market), but have not quite succeeded. While international superstar singer/actor/dancer Rain made it onto the Colbert Report, and the Wonder Girls — whose “Nobody” was the #1 song in Asia in 2011 — even toured briefly with the Jonas Brothers; the American market is the largest and hardest to break in to in the world. Very talented groups like Big Bang and 2NE1 are able to sell out arenas in the US, but mainstream American culture is oblivious to music sung in any language but English (with the exception of a few Spanish phrases tossed in).
Alex has his first guest of the semester Josh Mansour on again. Josh discusses Laveon Bell and the MSU football team as well as other Spartan Sports. David Zuckerman assists and discusses the Detroit Lions as well as other Michigan Sports.
MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with University Research Corridor Executive Director Jeff Mason. Kirk Heinze talks with Spartan alumnus and Grand Traverse Pie Company co-founder Mike Busley about buying locally for the holidays and beyond. And Kirk breaks down Governor Snyder’s recent message on energy and the environment with renewable energy advocate Mark Pischea. And MSU Sports Medicine’s Dr. Jeff Kovan offers his winter fitness tips.
Alex goes solo for the first part of the show this week as he discusses the Detroit Lions recent 35/33 loss as well as some post season baseball moves the Tigers may be making. David returns for the second half of the show and brings news of the MSU hockey team as well as Spartan Basketball happenings.