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.
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.
Kareemah El-Amin, executive director of the Food Bank of Michigan, calls in this as does Kyle Melinn who discusses the political future of Virg Bernero with Berl. We also listen to Andy’s interview with economist/author Jeremy Rifkin and another interview regarding cold cases in Lansing with Captain Daryl Green of the Lansing Police Department.
Dan Krier from MSU Athletic Communications joins Alex to discuss the latest news on the MSU basketball team including Gary Harris being named Big Ten’s freshman of the year. They also give end of the season player rankings, and discuss the Tom Crean outrage following their win against Michigan. Alex has open lines to close the show, as he also gets into Detroit Lions free agency possibilities and a goon of the week.
This week Janis Ian, two time Grammy award winner, calls in from Nashville to talk about her experiences and musical career. We hear a few of her a few clips from her audio book “Society’s Child” and also listen to some of her music including “In the Winter“, “Jesse“, “At Seventeen“, and “Bright Lights and Promises“.
Tonight on Torch and Twang, Eric plays some old favorites as well as a few artists never to grace the T&T airwaves.
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
David Ramirez- Stick Around- Apologies
Israel Nash Gripka- Drown- Barn Doors & Concrete Floors
Langhorne Slim- Cinderella- Be Set Free
The Be Good Tanyas- Lakes of Pontchartain- Blue Horse
Dead Man Winter- Nicotine- Bright Lights Read More…
Tonight we have a mixed bag o’ blues with standards from R&B and the blues, new blues albums, and a spotlight on Toronzo Cannon later in the night.
Bessie Smith – Do Your Duty
Mamie Smith – Crazy Blues
Son House – Pearline
Tonight on Torch & Twang, we celebrate the Man in Black’s 81st birthday with a special tribute. We’ve also got tons of a great new music from Son Volt, Enter the Haggis, Gurf Morlix, Michigan’s own Small Houses and more!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
Wayne Hancock- Ride- Ride
Ha Ha Tonka- Usual Suspects- Death of a Decade
Bennett- Days Are Running- A Brand New Start
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer- Geordie (Child 209)- Child Ballads Read More…