Following a rundown of J-Wize’s 4th of July fun with making sandwiches with Diego and hanging at Earthwork Farm, Jon professes a love of fireworks. Diego calls in, and his mind-control device fails, just as Koz calls in to stoke the fireworks of east coast vs. west coast. We talk to the organizers of the common ground festival about their variety of acts (including Verve Pipe, Rick Springfield, and LL Cool J, among others), as well as their brand new variety of APPS (for iPhone and Android devices)! Also we try and figure out what Google Plus is. We fail.
We discuss massacres in Ireland, U2 in Spartan Stadium, and the coming of Verve Pipe, Rick Springfield, LL Cool J, and – eventually – Tonic. We also discuss British television, rodeos, and how math jokes are awesome.
Tune in from 7-8pm to listen to Michigan’s world beat infused folk band, the Ragbirds. Hear a story about vinyl in today’s music world and an interview about the green economy.
This week on HHour we cover hard hitting news events like the new Harry Potter social community, a dating web site for people too good to look at, the future of internet porn names, and the death of Spider-man (again). Diego fills in for Jon, Jesse sees the last Star Wars movie, and Emanuele takes over for Annie in our ears but not our hearts (yet).
Dave and Megan talk about a new coach for the Detroit Tigers. The MLB all star game. Shannon Brown. The collective bargaining agreement and hot dog eating contest.
Berl speaks with Roland Leggett, Director Field Organizing, Equality Michigan. Robert P. Bartlett on education and the economy. Ed Sarpolus of Target Insights on Politics.
MSU sociologist Carl Taylor on urban youth culture, NSCL leader Konrad Gelbke, tips on being “firewise” this
summer, and all about MSU’s partnership with LinkedIn.
Emily talks with Kyle and Greg Benson Rock N Brew festival. The Band Billiards Music preforms. Emily discusses Old Town Scrapfest with David Such. Emily interviews the director of Lemonade Detroit Erik Proulx. Hear a story that asks the question: “What is art ?” This weeks Michigan storytelling segment features Will Jones.
Mobile food is the future people! Ed recounts meeting stars like John Hodgman and Star Burns (who he didn’t really actually meet). Jon gets tricked into liking Nickelback at America’s largest music festival. Everyone regales with tales of local area food trucks. Mmmm. Giveaways, a little chaotic. Always pleasurable.