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

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

March 4, 2019


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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.

S11E3: Love Was Weird

S11E3: Love Was Weird

February 11, 2019


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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.

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


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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...

Guts Club Interview

Guts Club Interview

August 31, 2018


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Lindsey Baker, a visual artist and songwriter based in New Orleans, performs music under the name, Guts Club. This summer, she released her third album, Trench Foot (available on Spotify, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud). It's a record of mournful, swampy country tunes that tell stories infu...

Wells Hall Preacher Describes Being ‘Saved’

Wells Hall Preacher Describes Being ‘Saved’

Sami Luke

November 20, 2017


Filed under News, TEMP The Undercurrent

Every Monday, upon walking into Wells Hall from the back entrance near Starbucks, the ‘Wells Hall Preacher’ Priest Michael Venyah or his wife Tamika Venyah greet students with their sermons. “I go to college campuses to preach because the lord Jesus Christ commands in Mark 16:15 ‘go ye i...

S6E7: Representation

S6E7: Representation

Naina Rao

July 8, 2017


Filed under News, TEMP The Undercurrent

This week on The Undercurrent, host Naina Rao brings you stories of representation.  We start with MSU student Audrey Matusz who started her own art collective called Sometimes Art House, built by women and designed for equality. Then, we have reporter Sami Luke sharing part 2 of her panel d...

ISIS Twists Ramadan Meaning

Sami Luke

June 27, 2017


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During the holy month of Ramadan, followers of ISIS believe that the reward for committing acts of terrorism is greater than any other time of the year. However, according to MSU Religious Studies and Islamic Thought Professor Mohammad Khalil, for most Muslims Ramadan is a time of celebration, not ter...

Ukrainian Immigrant Visits Home After 8.5 Years

Ukrainian Immigrant Visits Home After 8.5 Years

Sami Luke

June 20, 2017


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My boyfriend, Rostyslav Chen or as I call him: Rosty, is originally from Ukraine. When he was younger his father was a winner of the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program which is essentially a lottery where 50,000 random people win Green cards each year. Winners may also bring their immediate family members...

Ingham County Officials Discuss Opioid Epidemic

Ingham County Officials Discuss Opioid Epidemic

Sami Luke

June 11, 2017


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On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union hosted a meeting about the Opioid epidemic at the Lansing public Media Center. The meeting consisted of a panel of five Ingham county experts who addressed the opioid epidemic in the United States. The panel’s moderator was Ingham County Commissione...

Best Podcasts of 2015

Best Podcasts of 2015

Bradley T. Allen

December 30, 2015


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Sometimes the iTunes charts can be misleading. With so many new podcasts coming out, it can be hard, if not impossible, to keep up. I did the best I could to be more mindful and try to broaden my horizon this year by listening to as many new podcasts as I could. To be fair, I will say that I have not...

Boxing in Identity

Boxing in Identity

Naina Rao

May 27, 2015


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Race boxes have existed in job application forms, health forms, surveys and many more for as long as we know it. Most of us never questioned the significance of it or the importance of why a future employer or a doctor would want to know about someone's ethnicity. What does that have to do with petroleum...

The Northern Guard

The Northern Guard

Quin Hoffman

May 21, 2015


Filed under News, TEMP Exposure

Exposure host Quin Hoffman reports on Detroit City FC's supporters, The Northern Guard.

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