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The Undercurrent-11/16/17-S7E2-Coming To America

The Undercurrent-11/16/17-S7E2-Coming To America

Cole Tunningley, Naina Rao, and Audrey Matusz

September 16, 2017

Coming To America This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you stories of people who traveled to the United States of America from across the world. Reporter Naina Rao talks to Brenda, an MSU student affected by DACA. She talks about the current confusion surrounding the issue and te...

The Undercurrent-11/9/17-S7E1-Building Resilience

The Undercurrent-11/9/17-S7E1-Building Resilience

Cole Tunningley and Sami Luke

September 9, 2017

Building Resilience This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you stories about communities in peril, about people working together to fend off disaster. Reporter Sami Luke interviews two elderly Floridians on vacation in Michigan, trapped while Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc in ...

The Undercurrent-8/26/17-S6E14-Breaking Silence

The Undercurrent-8/26/17-S6E14-Breaking Silence

Cole Tunningley and Sami Luke

August 26, 2017

Breaking Silence This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents a special episode focused on Breaking Silence. Breaking Silence is a program in the Lansing area that attempts to give voices to teenagers who may otherwise not have a chance to speak up. First, the host interviews ...

The Undercurrent-8/19/17-S6E13- Best of Season Six

The Undercurrent-8/19/17-S6E13- Best of Season Six

Cole Tunningley, Sami Luke, and Max Johnston

August 19, 2017

Best of Season Six This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you the staff's favorite stories from season six. First, the host presents his own story about Bee Wise Farms, an urban farming project that reaches out to veterans with PTSD. They also do work within the community, Â...

The Undercurrent-8/12/17-S6E12-Sustainability

The Undercurrent-8/12/17-S6E12-Sustainability

Cole Tunningley and Sami Luke

August 12, 2017

Sustainability This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you a story about sustainability. The piece comes from reporter Sami Luke, who went to Veg Bash in Ann Arbor to talk to nutritionists and vendors about their work.

The Undercurrent-8/5/17-S6E11-Midwestern Boredom

The Undercurrent-8/5/17-S6E11-Midwestern Boredom

Cole Tunninely and Sami Luke

August 5, 2017

Midwestern Boredom This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you stories about midwestern boredom, the feeling of aimlessly driving down the road with nowhere to go except maybe a McDonald's or a run-down gas station. First, we share two old stories from Exposure, the program that...

The Undercurrent-7/29/17-S6E10: Songs With Friends

The Undercurrent-7/29/17-S6E10: Songs With Friends

Cole Tunningley and Sami Luke

July 29, 2017

Songs With Friends This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents stories about playing music with friends. First, there is a piece on Rent Strike, a Lansing musician who plays politically charged folk music. Reporter Sana Hakim presents a full portrait of the artist, complete with bi...

The Undercurrent-7/22/17-S6E9-It’s Up To Us

The Undercurrent-7/22/17-S6E9-It’s Up To Us

Cole Tunningley

July 22, 2017

It's Up To Us This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you stories that show the importance of taking action within one's community. First is a piece about healthcare. Many Americans do not have access, do not know how to get it, and do not know how to bring about change. Michigan...

The Undercurrent-7/8/27-S6E7-Representation

The Undercurrent-7/8/27-S6E7-Representation

Naina Rao, Audrey Matusz, and Sami Luke

July 8, 2017

Representation 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 he...

The Undercurrent- 7/1/17-S6E6-Bee Well

The Undercurrent- 7/1/17-S6E6-Bee Well

Cole Tunningley

July 1, 2017

Bee Well This week on The Undercurrent, Cole Tunningley presents a story about Bee Wise Farms. They host educational events for the community, including yoga sessions and beekeeping classes. But Bee Wise Farms' defining community education project teaches veterans all they need to know about beekee...

ISIS Twists Ramadan Meaning

Sami Luke

June 27, 2017

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...

The Undercurrent-6/26/27-S6E5-Extremism

The Undercurrent-6/26/27-S6E5-Extremism

Naina Rao and Cole Tunningley

June 26, 2017

Extremism This week on The Undercurrent co-hosts Naina Rao and Cole Tunningley brings stories of Extremism. With the recent terrorist attacks and bombings happening globally, we start with a student perspective on why Islam is the forefront of most violence in the world. Then, we have rep...

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