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The Undercurrent – 11/17/18 – S10E4 – Certain Death

The Undercurrent - 11/17/18 - 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...

The Undercurrent – 9/24/18 – S10E2 – Staying Alive

The Undercurrent - 9/24/18 - S10E2 - Staying Alive

September 24, 2018

This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents stories about staying alive. First, reporter Sophie Sagan sits down with the MSU Food Bank. Then, the host interviews Maya Washington, director of Through the Banks of the Red Cedar  about segregation and college football. ...

The Undercurrent – 9/14/18 – S10E1 – Work

The Undercurrent - 9/14/18 - S10E1 - Work

September 14, 2018

This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents stories about work. First, reporter Sophie Sagan interviews the new general manager of Impact 89 FM, Jeremy Whiting. Whiting has a long history at the station and is excited to be back. This is a chance to get to know the person who runs...

Guts Club Interview

Guts Club Interview

August 31, 2018

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...

The Undercurrent – 08/20/2018 – S09E07 – Storytellers

The Undercurrent - 08/20/2018 - S09E07 - Storytellers

August 20, 2018

This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley and reporter Sophie Sagan interview storytellers about their work. Sagan talked to Gabi Hayes, the producer of Skid Row Marathon. And an interview with Michelle Perez, author of The Pervert, closes out the show....

The Undercurrent – 07/28/2018 – S9E05 – Sunshine

The Undercurrent - 07/28/2018 - S9E05 - Sunshine

July 28, 2018

This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents stories related to sunshine. First, a look at gubernatorial candidate, Bill Schuette's, record on climate action with Sunrise Lansing. After that, reporter Sophie Sagan paints a delightful portrait of summer camp, from the perspective of an ...

The Undercurrent – 07/16/2018 – S09E04 – 25 Years After Kalkaska

The Undercurrent - 07/16/2018 - S09E04 - 25 Years After Kalkaska

July 16, 2018

25 Years After Kalkaska This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley gives an extremely abridged history of the Michigan education system. Back in 1993, Kalkaska Schools shut down two months too early. Former Governor John Engler's administration used this scandal as an opportunity to change Michig...

The Undercurrent – 06/30/2018 – S09E03 – Understanding Violence

The Undercurrent - 06/30/2018 - S09E03 - Understanding Violence

June 30, 2018

This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley kicks off the show with an overview of the tragic massacre in the Capital Gazette newsroom. Reporter Sophie Sagan takes over for the second half of the show for an interview with a chapter leader from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America....

The Undercurrent – 06/28/2018 – S09E02 – Experiencing Life Together

The Undercurrent - 06/28/2018 - S09E02 - Experiencing Life Together

June 28, 2018

This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you stories about people experiencing life together. Reporter Sophie Sagan covers Grassroots Philosophy, a group that meets weekly to discuss big questions in layman's terms. We also hear from a day of action with the Michigan Poor People's...

The Undercurrent – 06/11/2018 – Anti-Communism

The Undercurrent - 06/11/2018 -  Anti-Communism

June 4, 2018

This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley explores how the United States has promoted anti-Communism across the world. The episode begins with a small overview of the U.S.'s interference in Chile, including a reenactment of a phone call between Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. Then...

The Undercurrent – 05/18/2018 – S08E09 – Literally Unbelievable

The Undercurrent - 05/18/2018 - S08E09 - Literally Unbelievable

May 18, 2018

This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you a series of fictional, humorous stories written and performed by the Impact 89 FM News Team. First, reporter Sami Luke's exploration of a sorority brought together by their love of guns. Then, an investigation of a supposedly haunted...

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