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City Pulse on the Air | 6.28.20

City Pulse on the Air | 6.28.20

June 29, 2020

Before he became a lawyer, James McGrath, the new president of WMU Cooley Law School, was a lawbreaker. He engaged in prominent acts of AIDS-related civil disobedience in the 1980s. McGrath spoke to editor & publisher Berl Schwartz. Also: MSU political scientist Matt Grossman on the 2020 presidentia...

City Pulse on the Air | 6.21.20

City Pulse on the Air | 6.21.20

June 22, 2020

On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, arts editor Skyler Ashley discusses with Lansing artist and musician Bilal Baeza about what it's like to be black and nonbinary in a predominately white and straight music scene. MSU political scientist Matt Grossmann weighed in last week in a USA Tod...

MSU’ athletes undergo COVID-19 testing, one tests positive

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Nathan Stearns, Sports Editorial Assistant

June 18, 2020

EAST LANSING-- On Monday, June 15, Michigan State tested 124 student-athletes as part of the return-to-play initiative launched by the NCAA.  Out of the 124 student-athletes who were tested, one MSU athlete tested positive. Under protocol established by the university, those who test positive will b...

City Pulse on the Air | 6.14.20

June 15, 2020

On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, reporter Cole Tunningley gives us the story of rising Lansing civil rights activist Paul Birdsong, who has been leading daily demonstrations across Lansing and demanding the resignation of Mayor Andy Schor. Editor and publisher Berl Schwartz hosts his week...

Column: Vote-by-mail has room to grow

Column: Vote-by-mail has room to grow

Nick Saba

June 15, 2020

Voting is the staple of a democratic government, and here in the United States, it seems nothing is valued more by politicians than the voter. The current pandemic raging across the world  leaves many to take note of our voting system and how it may change. Despite the numerous precautions due to...

City Pulse on the Air | 6.7.20

City Pulse on the Air | 6.7.20

June 10, 2020

On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, Berl Schwartz interviews Lansing City Council president Peter Spadafore. The two discuss police treatment of protesters in Lansing, which included the use of tear gas. Schwartz also hosts his weekly discussion of the 2020 presidential campaign with MSU pol...

New LCC president is former Impact DJ

Steve Robinson has been selected as the next president of Lansing Community College. 
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Taylor Haelterman

June 10, 2020

Impact 89FM alumni, Steve Robinson, has been selected as the next Lansing Community College (LCC) president by the LCC Board of Trustees.  Currently the president of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio, Robinson will replace LCC president, Brent Knight, in July 2020.  “[I’m] coming back to Lansing and looking f...

MSU announces plan to resume in-person classes this fall

Haley Sinclair

May 27, 2020

Michigan State University students will have the opportunity to return to campus this Fall. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.  notified the campus community in a letter Wednesday afternoon. The letter details key issues MSU officials will face that are still uncertain, such as scheduling classrooms and ...

The Undercurrent- 5/10/20 – S3E12 – Bands in Exile

The Undercurrent- 5/10/20 – S3E12 – Bands in Exile

Sophie Sagan

May 14, 2020

On this episode of the Undercurrent, we present the first installment of "Bands in Exile" a new segment that features bands and venues that have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis and the stay at home order. Vince DiGiorgio, Ian Ian Puzdrowski, Cam Varner are members of the band Vincie D, they j...

Talking with Dr. Maybank

Talking with Dr. Maybank

Sophie Sagan, Taylor Haelterman, and Joe Dandron

April 27, 2020

This week on the Undercurrent our producers sit down with Dr. Denise Maybank the Vice President and Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Services. We asked her about how operations have changed at Student Affairs and Services since most of the campus has closed and how students can access re...

President Stanley speaks on COVID-19 pandemic with Impact 89FM

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Taylor Haelterman, Sophie Sagan, and Joe Dandron

April 21, 2020

This interview with President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. was on April 9   LANSING -- Michigan State University President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. has been tasked with navigating one of the most unfamiliar situations in recent U.S. history: a pandemic. Stanley sat down with three of Impact’s sta...

The Undercurrent- 4/12/20 – S3E9 – Talking to Stanley

The Undercurrent- 4/12/20 - S3E9 - Talking to Stanley

Sophie Sagan and Taylor Haelterman

April 13, 2020

This week on the Undercurrent the producers present an interview with Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley. We talked about how the university has stepped up to combat the COVID-19 crisis in Michigan. ...

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