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Ukrainian Immigrant Visits Home After 8.5 Years

Ukrainian Immigrant Visits Home After 8.5 Years

Sami Luke

June 20, 2017

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...

The Undercurrent-6/19/17-S6E4-Unfamiliar Territory

The Undercurrent-6/19/17-S6E4-Unfamiliar Territory

Naina Rao, Sami Luke, and Jason Ruff

June 19, 2017

Unfamiliar Territory This week on The Undercurrent, host Naina Rao dips into Unfamiliar Territories. We start with reporter Sami Luke sharing a personal story about her boyfriend, 'Rosty' - and how going back home was stepping out of his comfort zone. And then sports reporter Jason Ruff co...

Ingham County Officials Discuss Opioid Epidemic

Ingham County Officials Discuss Opioid Epidemic

Sami Luke

June 11, 2017

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...

The Undercurrent-6/11/17-S6E3-Community Consciousness

The Undercurrent-6/11/17-S6E3-Community Consciousness

Cole Tunningley and Sami Luke

June 11, 2017

Community Consciousness This week on The Undercurrent, we bring you stories centered around our community here in Lansing. The theme is community consciousness, raising awareness of local struggles and triumphs. First, Sami Luke brings you a story on the opioid epidemic, framed around her visit...

The Undercurrent- 6/5/17-S6E2- Ramadan

The Undercurrent-  6/5/17-S6E2- Ramadan

Naina Rao, Sami Luke, and Cole Tunningley

June 5, 2017

Ramadan This week on The Undercurrent, host Naina Rao brings diverse narratives that explain what Ramadan is. We first hear the voice of America Yahya - MSU student and Detroit native illustrating her personal experience with Ramadan.  Then reporter Sami Luke captures a man's struggle, fasti...

The Undercurrent-5/30/17-S6E1-Fulfillment

The Undercurrent-5/30/17-S6E1-Fulfillment

Naina Rao, Cole Tunningley, and Sami Luke

May 30, 2017

Fulfillment This week on The Undercurrent, your hosts Naina Rao and Cole Tunningley are taking over. Replacing Daniel Rayzel, they're kicking off season 6 with Fulfillment that fill our lives. Reporter Sami Luke explores the struggles that the elderly face from 'Older Michiganian's Day', and wha...

The Undercurrent-5/13/17-S5E17-The Best of Season Five

The Undercurrent-5/13/17-S5E17-The Best of Season Five

Daniel Rayzel, Nate Graham, Cole Tunningley, Sami Luke, and Naina Rao

May 13, 2017

The Best of Season Five This week on The Undercurrent, host Daniel Rayzel says goodbye with The Best of Season Five. The show begins as we revisit the Women's March in Lansing with an audio postcard from reporter Cole Tunningley. Then, reporter Nate Graham on reverse culture shock in study ...

The Undercurrent- 5/6/17-S5E16-Good Sounds

The Undercurrent- 5/6/17-S5E16-Good Sounds

Daniel Rayzel, Cole Tunningley, and Evan Sacksner

May 6, 2017

Good Sounds This week on The Undercurrent, host Daniel Rayzel shares the Good Sounds that make up our daily lives. Reporter Cole Tunningley digs through our tape archive to create two selections of found poetry. Hear excerpts of old Undercurrent episodes spliced together to reveal the surreal (an...

The Undercurrent-4/22/17-S5E15-Earth Day

The Undercurrent-4/22/17-S5E15-Earth Day

Daniel Rayzel, Sami Luke, Sana Hakim, Nate Graham, and Cole Tunninley

April 22, 2017

Earth Day This week on The Undercurrent, host Daniel Rayzel shares stories celebrating Earth Day. To begin, reporter Cole Tunningley speaks with two groups seeing an increase in membership following Donald Trump's inauguration: MSU College Democrats and MSU Greenpeace. Reporter Sami Luke speaks ...

The Undercurrent- 4/15/17-S5E14-Where Are They Now?

The Undercurrent- 4/15/17-S5E14-Where Are They Now?

Daniel Rayzel

April 15, 2017

Where Are They Now? This week on The Undercurrent, host Daniel Rayzel looks back on old stories and asks, "Where Are They Now?" To kick things off, a clock repairman still looking for an heir to his business — two years later. When we last heard from the East Lansing Food Co-op, they were fighting new co...

The Undercurrent-4/8/17-S5E13-Moving Out

The Undercurrent-4/8/17-S5E13-Moving Out

Daniel Rayzel, Cole Tunningley, and Niana Rao

April 8, 2017

Moving Out This week on The Undercurrent, host Daniel Rayzel brings stories from people Moving Out. To kick off the show, Rayzel visits the reopening of The Record Lounge in Lansing's REO Town district. Then, reporter Cole Tunningley digs into the legal wordplay of what it means to be a san...

The Undercurrent-4/1/17-S5E12-Fake News

The Undercurrent-4/1/17-S5E12-Fake News

Daniel Rayzel and Max Johnston

April 1, 2017

Fake News This week on The Undercurrent, host Daniel Rayzel draws attention to Fake News for the show's first April Fools' Day special. The first segment of the show consists of four fake stories written, voiced and produced by our staff. We begin with a new source of revenue for the univer...

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