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The Undercurrent – 03/03/2019 – S11E5 – Leave!

The Undercurrent – 03/03/2019 – S11E5 – Leave!

March 4, 2019

This week on the Undercurrent, we examine the lead-up to the Global Climate Strike that took place on March 15th, 2019. Host Cole Tunningley interviews a member of the Sunrise Movement. And reporter Sophie Sagan looks at a few young folks who are fighting for climate justice.

The Undercurrent – 2/10/2019 – S11E3: Love Was Weird

The Undercurrent – 2/10/2019 – S11E3: Love Was Weird

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

February 11, 2019

Love Was Weird This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents the yearly Valentine's special episode. Reporter Sophie Sagan asks people to describe their dream dates and their dream partners. In between, you will hear short retellings of love stories from history.

The Undercurrent – 2/7/2019 – S11E2 – Dark and Snowy Nights

The Undercurrent – 2/7/2019 – S11E2 – Dark and Snowy Nights

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

February 7, 2019

Dark and Snowy Nights This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley rebroadcasts a vintage episode from the archives, titled "In the Dark." But before that, in honor of the polar vortex and MSU's cancelling class, reporter Sophie Sagan talks to Michigan State alumni to find out how they spe...

Hotwater Really Works: The Story of a Unique Hot Tub Store and its Founder

Hotwater Really Works: The Story of a Unique Hot Tub Store and its Founder

February 1, 2019

Hotwater Works is an intimidating presence on Michigan Avenue, noticeable on any drive to The Ave or Mac’s, stumbled past on many drunken walks to Quality Dairy, always gleaming on sunny days. Through the glass storefront, the first thing you see is a stage loaded with instruments.  But beyo...

The Undercurrent – 1/20/2019 – S11E1 – MLK in Detroit/Goodbye, Engler

The Undercurrent – 1/20/2019 – S11E1 – MLK in Detroit/Goodbye, Engler

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

January 25, 2019

MLK in Detroit / Goodbye Engler This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley explores the life and times of John Engler. On the other half of the show, reporter Sophie Sagan presents her research on the historical connections between MLK and Detroit.

The Undercurrent – 12/2/2018 – S10E9 – Working For Free

The Undercurrent – 12/2/2018 – S10E9 – Working For Free

January 25, 2019

Working for Free This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents stories about working for free. First, reporter Sophie Sagan interviews a woman who spent some time interning at NASA. Then, the host interviews Troy Hale, founder of Tricky Hale Films, to talk about his film, Fart: A Documentary....

The Undercurrent – 11/25/2019 – S10E8 – Remembering Thanksgiving

The Undercurrent – 11/25/2019 – S10E8 – Remembering Thanksgiving

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

November 26, 2018

Remembering Thanksgiving This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley and reporter Sophie Sagan tell each other two stories related to Thanksgiving. The first is about Jamestown, a colony set up a few decades before the Pilgrims came to this country. The second is about how one woman sp...

The Undercurrent – 11/17/2018 – S10E7 – Real Life

The Undercurrent – 11/17/2018 – S10E7 – Real Life

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

November 21, 2018

Real Life This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents two stories about the lines between fiction and nonfiction, reality and art. Reporter Sophie Sagan talks to the co-director of Framing Device, an immersive theater experience that took over the Broad Art Museum. After that...

The Undercurrent – 11/11/2018 – S10E6 – 2018 Midterm Elections

The Undercurrent – 11/11/2018 – S10E6 – 2018 Midterm Elections

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

November 4, 2018

2018 Midterm Elections This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley hands the show over to reporter Sophie Sagan, who gathered information on the candidates and proposals that Michiganders will be voting on this year.

The Undercurrent – 10/28/2018 – S10E5 – Paranormal

The Undercurrent – 10/28/2018 – S10E5 – Paranormal

October 28, 2018

Paranormal This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents stories about the supernatural in honor of the Halloween season. [appbox firefoxaddon ]Reporter Alex Euliano talks to members of the Michigan Paranormal Research Team about their lives, their work, and their stories....

The Undercurrent – 11/17/2019 – S10E4 – Certain Death

The Undercurrent – 11/17/2019 – S10E4 – Certain Death

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

October 17, 2018

Certain Death This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you stories centered around the theme, "certain death." First, reporter Sophie Sagan interviewed Tracy Lamourie, a friend of Jimmy Dennis. Dennis lived on death row for twenty years, entirely innocent. Now that he's out of prison, Jimmy is making...

The Undercurrent – 10/17/18 – S10E3 – Confronting An Epidemic

The Undercurrent – 10/17/18 – S10E3 – Confronting An Epidemic

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

October 17, 2018

Confronting An Epidemic This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents stories about confronting epidemics. Reporter Sophie Sagan sits down with Natalie Rogers from Reclaim MSU to talk about their new policy proposal, which would radically change the structure of the MSU Board of...

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