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…

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The Basement – 10/17/13

Thanks all for tuning in and thanks to Eleanor Quigley for coming in and hanging out!

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

The Summer Pledge – Fences For Teeth

A Band Called Mithras – Concrete

Selfish Tears – Homebound

The Silent Years – No Secrets

Eleanor Quigley – Cali Thai

Eleanor Quigley – Raindrops

Eleanor Quigley – Out the Window

Eleanor Quigley – Water Temple

Brave Bird – Tired Enough

The White Stripes – Little Cream Soda

The Rival – Chisel

The Decks – Skeleton

Lights & Caves – The Shape

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) – Water

Jack and the Bear – Back to Despair

His Name Is Alive – Go To Hell Mountain

Jeff Pianki – Missing Parts

Natively Foreign – The Forest

Pity Sex – Sedated

Pulp Culture – Cognitive Dissonance

The Reptilian – Dungeons & Drag Queens

La Dispute – Such Small Hands / Said the King to the River

Nice Hooves – Play Jazz

Torch and Twang 10/15/13

It’s a big day for Americana fans! New records from The Head and the Heart and The Avett Brothers are here and Torch and Twang will be featuring both at 10 o’clock, along with a new album from Basia Bulat. Plus, giveaways galore! T&T has giveaways for The BoDeans and Della Mae, both performing at The Ark in Ann Arbor this week!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Amanda Shires- Wasted and Rollin’- Down Fell the Doves

Stephen Kellogg- Lost and Found- Blunderstone Rookery
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The Devil Makes Three- Forty Days- I’m A Stranger Here

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Asian Music Show 10/14/2013

Tonight on the Asian Music Show, the latest music from experimental husband-wife duo EE, and Korean indie rockers Busker Busker!  We’ll also hear from Japanese grindcore band MELT-BANANA, who are about to embark on yet another US tour; don’t miss your chance to win tickets to their Oct. 25th show at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids on Thee Hourz O Power or next week on the Asian Music Show!

EE – “Gaweebaweevo”
Geeks – “Backpack”
Melt Banana – “The Hive”
G-Dragon – “삐딱하게 / Crooked”
Rainbow – “Golden Touch”
K.Will – “러브블러썸 / Love Blossom”
Busker Busker – “처음엔 사랑이란게 / Love, At First”
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Afterglow 10/13

Welcome back to another edition of the Afterglow! Midterms have hit many of us already, but it they’re still getting you down tune into tonight’s playlist and relax and get into the study grind. If you have any requests, the number to call is 517-884-8989!

 

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Exposure 10.15.13

Today on Exposure, host Abbie Newton talks about the government shutdown with Eric Scorsone, an economist and public finance expert. Michigan State University professors, Lorraine Weatherspoon and Elizabeth Quilliam, visit the studio to speak about how advergames promote unhealthy eating. We highlight a new store that opened in Old Town in the summer, and two cast members of Flashdance at Wharton Center share the stage to discuss the Broadway hit.

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MELT-BANANA Interview and Ticket Giveaway

Japanese noiserockers MELT-BANANA are back for their 29th North American tour “2 do what 2 fetch” in support of their new album Fetch.  They’ll be in Michigan for two dates:

Friday, October 25th, 2013 at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids (18+)
Monday, October 28th, 2013 at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac

Tune in to Thee Hourz O Power this Thursday (Oct. 17th, 10 PM-2AM) and the Asian Music Show (Monday, Oct. 21st, 8-10PM) to win tickets to the show at the Pyramid Scheme!  The full interview will be aired on the Asian Music Show on Monday, Oct. 21st.

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One college junior’s 6-month journey to see Phoenix, and what happened along the way

My story starts on a rainy April Sunday, sitting in a coffee shop, not studying for exams. My friend from the impact (and also live music aficionado) and I were having a deep chat that led to the subject of my future study abroad in Spain and anticipation of leaving for friends and family for the whole summer. Some extreme sappiness ensued but after shaking off our silly sentiments (exam stress induced, I’m sure) she suggested I attend Primavera Sound, a music festival in Barcelona that Phoenix was to be headlining

The problem: it was happening two days after I would arrive.  After some frantic Google mapping, I discovered the feat of traveling across a foreign country right after a 12-hour journey would be close to impossible. I felt sorry for myself for a good 10 minutes while I watched their line-up video and stalked their website, but eventually got over it and got back to trying to study—and for the most part, totally forgot about it.

Fast forward four months and I’m back in East Lansing sitting in the same coffee shop, coincidentally not doing my homework, when I get a message notifying me of the possibility of getting tickets to see Phoenix at Eastern Michigan University on Sunday, September 29.

This was golden, considering the ugly truth that just the week before I resorted to texting a local radio station to win tickets, only to receive a “better luck next time” response and the loss of my dignity. So when I finally did get tickets to go the show, my heart was bursting.

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