This week's guests are City Pulse reporter Todd Heywood; MSU english professor Stephen Rachman; Lansing City Council candidates Mary Anne Prince, Patricia Spitzley and Emily Dievendorf; and Incumbent Lansing City Councilwoman A'Lynne Boles
This week's guests are Rich Robinson of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network; Kim Shapiro of the Greater Lansing Food Bank; president and CEO of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Chad Audi; executive director of Reading Works Paula Brown; veteran Willie Perkins; and saxophonist Phil Denny
This weeks guests are Dan Krassner of Represent.Us, the organization behind the effort to reform Lansing’s ethics law and provide public campaign financing for local elections; A. Brad Schwartz, author of “Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News”; Marla Mitchell-Cichon, director of the Innocence Project t at WMU-Cooley Law School; and exonerate Kenneth Wyniemko.
This week's guests are LEPFA president and CEO Scott Keith; Allen Street Market Lizy Ferguson; executive director of the South Lansing Community Development Association Kathie Dunbar; MIFMA board president, owner of Spartan Country Meats and market manager for Bath Township Farmers Market and Meridian Township Farmers Market Christine Miller; MIFMA director Dru Montri; and Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Director Benjamin Hall.
This week's guests are Lansing Councilman Vincent Delgado; Suzanne Walkman of Michigan Opposing Mandatory Vaccines; Lugnuts Broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler; former state sen. Gretchen Whitmer; City Pulse columnist Mickey Hirten; MIRS editor Kyle Melinn; and Scott Hagerstrom of the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals.
This week's guests are Dr. Dean Sienko; restaurant entrepreneur Sam Short; Lansing mayor Virg Bernero; BWL commissioner Dennis Louney; former BWL commissioners Nancy Wonch and Ron Callen; and director of Riverwalk Theatre's "Ain't Misbehavin'" Hope Rollins.
This week's guests are MIRS editor Kyle Melinn; City Pulse associate publisher Mickey Hirten; City Pulse editor Belinda Thurston; Ten Pound Fiddle co-founder Bob Blackman; Stephen Esquith, dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at MSU.
This week's guests are the Mayor of East Lansing, Nathan Triplett; East Lansing resident Eliot Singer; City Pulse symphony reviewer, Lawrence Cosentino; state senate Democratic candidate, Dawn Levey; and state senate Republican incumbent, Rick Jones.
This week's guests are City Pulse editor Belinda Thurston; Author Howard Storm; founder and artistic director of Peppermint Creek Theatre Co., Chad Badgero; City Pulse associate publisher, Mickey Hirten; Channel 6 news director Jam Sardar; and Bonnie Bucqueroux of Lansing Online News.
This week's guests are Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, Katherine Draper; District Judge Thomas Boyd; Owner and Events Manager at Events North, Allison Beers; and Executive Director of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Council, Julie Powers.
This week's guests are attorney and 8th District congressional candidate Jeffrey Hank; East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett; Prevention Coordinator for the Lansing Area AIDS Network Dwayne Riley; and Michigan House Democratic leader Tim Greimel.
This week's guests are Mark Schauer, Democratic gubernatorial candidate; Denise Paquette, Health and Housing Outreach Director of the Allen Neighborhood Center; Jon Lum, Board member of the Allen Neighborhood center; and Katherine Draper, Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition.
This week's guests are Sandra Zerkle, chairwoman of the Lansing Board of Water and Light; Gabriel Biber, development director for Haven House; Joan Nelson, executive director of the Allen Neighborhood Center; and Valerie Marvin and Bill Castanier of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing.
This week's guests are Bernie Porn, president of EPIC-MRA; Robin Lott, executive director of Michigan Education Trust; Rita O’Brien, director of the Hunter Park GardenHouse; Shawn Dhanak, Michigan Communications Lead at Enroll America; and Shirley Decker Prescott, co-owner of Mert’s Meats on the Avenue.
This week's guests are Timothy Muffitt, conductor of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra; Brent Knight, president of Lansing Community College; Michael C.H. McDaniel, chairman of the BWL review committee; and Ben Hall, music coordinator for the East Lansing Art Festival.
This week's guests are Scott Keith, president and CEO of the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority; Kyle Melinn of MIRS; Jack Spencer of Michigan Capitol Confidential; Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics; and The Whiskey Pickers.
This week's guests are Frank Ravitch, Walter H. Stowers chair in law and religion at MSU; Brad van Guilder of Sierra Club; Sam Porter, Microbrew and Music Festival founder; Mike Lasher of New Belgium Brewing Co.; Jarrett Skorup, research associate for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy; and Gilda Jacobs, president and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy.
This week's guests are A'Lynne Boles, president of the Lansing City Council; Dominic Cochran of the Capital City Film Festival; Lauren Gann of MSU Students United; Amanda Taylor of the Women's Center of Greater Lansing; and Deborah Mikula, executive director of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
This week's guests are Alec Manaia of Citizens Climate Lobby; Tiffany Hartung of the Sierra Club Michigan chapter; Attorney, Douglas Meeks; Penny Gardner, president of Lansing Association for Human Rights; Pastor Bonnie Tarwater; Kyle Melinn MIRS; and Paul Starr, founder of I'm a Beerhound.
This week's guests are Kyle Melinn of MIRS; Joan Nelson of the Allen Neighborhood Center; Jay Kaplan of the ACLU of Michigan; City Clerk Chris Swope; Lisa McGraw of the Michigan Press Association and Kathy Barks Hoffman of the Michigan Coalition for Open Government
This week's guests are Mary Kronquist, community programs administrator of Community Mental Health; Ixion Ensemble founder Jeff Croff; MIRS editor Kyle Melinn; Beatles collectors Jim Walker and Vickie Spector-Walker; and MSU professor of jazz studies and musicology, Ken Prouty
Wednesday, Jan. 29 — This week's guests are Valerie Marvin, president of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing; State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner; and retired Brig. Gen. Michael McDaniel, chairman of the Lansing Board of Water and Light Community Review Team.
Wednesday, Jan. 22 — This week's guests are Brad Van Guilder, field organizer for Sierra Club; Laurie Thorp, director of Michigan State University's Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment; MSU economist Charles Ballard; Enbridge protester Vicci Hamlin; and Joshua Davis, singer and guitarist in Steppin' In It.
This week's guests are ambient musician John Boyle; Capital Area Health Alliance outreach manager Kathy Hollister; actor and singer Tom Wopat; Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood; and Dennis Louney, vice chairman of BWL Board of Commissioners.
This week's guests are architect Craig Borum; organist Scott Smith; Get Covered America spokesman Shawn Dhanak; Scott Hagerstrom, director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan; Holly Wilson of Consumers of Mutual Insurance of Michigan; and Robin Schneider of the National Patients Rights Association.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 — This weeks' guests are Lansing resident David Glenn; Linda Hundt, owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery and Cafe; Deborah Mikula, executive director of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing; and state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing.
This week's guests are Thomas Krug, executive director of Fraternal Order of Police Local 141; Terry Bush and Bruce Kuffer of the Steam Railroading Institute; singer/songwriter John Hiatt; and At-Large Lansing City Council candidates Brian Jeffries, Kathie Dunbar and Judi Brown Clarke
Wednesday, Oct. 2 — This week's guests are Ariniko O'Meara, photographer/blogger; medical marijuana patients Steve and Maria Green; Charmie Gholson, founder of Michigan Moms United; Steve Bohnet on Old Town Oktoberfest; and Valerie Marvin, president of Historical Society of Greater Lansing.
Wednesday, Sept. 25 — This week's guests are Brett Miller of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare; Robin Reynolds, executive director of Ingham Health Plan; Heather Guernsey, on the MSU Community Music School; and Bob Tresize, president and CEO of Lansing Economic Area Partnership.
Wednesday, Sept. 4 — This week's guests are Ryan Wert and Paul Holland, Orginizers of Art Attack; Steve Miller, City Pulse contributor; Don Leduc, President of Cooley Law School; and Donald Heller, Dean of Michigan State University's College of Education
Wednesday, Sept. 4 — This week's guests are Ryan Wert and Paul Holland, Orginizers of Art Attack; Steve Miller, City Pulse contributor; Don Leduc, President of Cooley Law School; and Donald Heller, Dean of Michigan State University's College of Education
Wednesday, Aug. 21 — This week's guests are Jay Kaplan of the LGBT Legal Project of the ACLU of Michigan; Emily Horvath of Michigan Pride; Rachel Crandall of Transgender Michigan; Nathan Triplett, East Lansing Mayor Pro-tem; Walt Sorg, City Pulse political columnist; and Angie Mayeaux, executive director of Haven House.
Wednesday, Aug. 14 — This week's guests are 4th Ward Lansing City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko; MIRS Editor Kyle Melinn; Ross "The Intern" Mathews; Martha Bloomfield, author of "My Eyes Feel They Need To Cry"; and Susan Cancro, executive director of Advent House.
Wednesday, Aug. 7 — This week's guests are City Pulse columnist Walt Sorg; "Nothin' But Blue Skies" author Edward McLelland; Mac's Monday Comedy Night founders Dan Currie and Mark Roebuck; and Pulsar Awards judges Paul Wozniak and Erin Buitendorp.
Wednesday, June 26 — This week's guests are Hugh McDiarmid, communications director for the Michigan Environmental Council; J. Peter Lark, general manager of the Lansing Board of Water and Light; Scott Hagerstrom, state director of Americans for Prosperity-MI; Walt Sorg, City Pulse contributor and Kyle Melinn, MIRS editor.
Wednesday, June 19 — Tonight's show features a look at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival with artistic director Rodney Whitaker; coordinator Ben Hall; board member Lois Mummaw, vocalist Mardra Thomas, and Larry Cosentino of City Pulse. Also, a look at the Michigan Flyer grant controversy with Ingham Co. Commissioner Brian McGrain; Clinton Co. Commissioner David Pohl; and Flyer VP Ody Norkin. Hosted by Berl Schwartz.
Wednesday, June 12 — This week's guests are Dr. Renee Canady, director, Ingham County Health Department; Valerie Anderson, director, Capital Area Health Alliance; Dave Sheets, owner, Discount Dave's Buy-It-Rite; Noel Heikkinen, Riverwalk Church and Mark Wilson, MSU professor of urban and regional planning.
Wednesday, May 29 — This week's guests are Lansing City Council President Carol Wood; Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar; Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope; real estate attorney Greg McClelland and Tim Hunnicutt, developer of the former Genesee Street School.
Wednesday, May 15 — This week's guests are are Lorenzo Lopez of Coalition of Concerned Citizens; Chad Cushman, vice president, Indian Trails Inc.; Anne Burns, deputy director, Ingham County Animal Control and Julia Palmer, president and CEO, Capital Area Humane Society.
Wednesday, May 8 — This week's guests are Lansing Symphony Orchestra conductor and music director Timothy Muffitt; MSU sociology professor Aaron McCright; state Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor; Kim Thalison of the Ingham Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition; and John A. Baker III, addiction psychiatrist, Sparrow Behavioral Center
Wednesday, April 24 — This week's guests are State Rep. Andy Schor, 68th District; State Rep. Sam Singh, 69th District; State Rep. Jeff Irwin, 53rd District; Jeffrey Hank, chairman of Coalition for a Safer Lansing and Ben Duke of 4th Culture Studios.
Wednesday, April 10 — This week's guests are Julie Powers, executive director of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council; Anne Woiwode, director of the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter; Scott Robbins of the Michigan Forest Products Council; Roy Bourgeois, former Catholic priest; Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Minority Leader and Nick Gavriledes, Owner of Soup Spoon Cafe.
Wednesday, March 27 — This week's guests are Lansing mayor Virg Bernero, former mayor David Hollister; Alice Brinkman, founder of REACH Art Studio; Bill Mathewson, general counsel of Michigan Municipal League and Gail Philbin, assistant director of the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.
Wednesday, March 20 — This week's guests are Capt. Daryl Green, Lansing Police Department; Steve Miller, City Pulse contributor; Jeremy Rifkin, economist and author; Kareemah El-Amin, executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan and Kyle Melinn, City Pulse contributor.
Wednesday, March 13 — This week's guests are state Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville; Mary Elaine Kiener, Walnut Neighborhood resident; Brian Jeffries, Lansing City Councilman and Gretchen Cochran, President of the Downtown Neighborhood Association.
Wednesday, Feb. 20 — This week's guests are J. Peter Lark, general manager of the Lansing Board of Water and Light; Janice Beecher, director of the Institute of Public Utilities at MSU; City Council candidate Chong-Anna Canfora and Bernie Porn of polling firm EPIC MRA.
Wednesday, Feb. 13 — This week's guests are Brad Shafer, assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 109 in Okemos; Judi Browne-Clark, at-large City Council candidate; Katherine Draper, executive director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition and Walt Sorg, City Pulse political columnist.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 — This week's guests are Nathan Triplett, East Lansing City Councilman; Walt Sorg, City Pulse political columnist; Milton Scales, Meridian Township trustee; Julie Brixie, Meridian Township treasurer; and Elizabeth LeGoff, Meridian Township supervisor.
Wednesday, Jan. 16 — This week's guests are Joan Bauer, former state representative; Steven Dulan, 2nd Amendment expert at Cooley Law School; Gilda Jacobs, President and CEO, Michigan League for Public Policy; Anthony Kolenic, MSU anthropology professor; Rabbi Ben Karmin, author of "Room 306: The National Story of the Lorraine Motel" and Ron Haddad, city of Dearborn chief of police.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 — This week’s guests are Carol Wood, City Council President; Joan Bauer, former state representative; Steven Dulan, 2nd Amendment expert at Cooley Law School; Gilda Jacobs, President and CEO, Michigan League for Public Policy; Anthony Kolenic, MSU anthropology professor and Kyle Melinn of MIRS.
Wednesday, Dec. 19 — This week's guests are Susan Demas, Senate reporter, MIRS; Lynne Martinez, former Democratic state representative; Walt Sorg, City Pulse contributor and Ari Adler, spokesman for Republican Speaker of the House Jase Bolger.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 — This week's guests are Nathan Triplett, East Lansing City Councilman; Eric Schertzing, Ingham County Treasurer; Kathleen Rodgers, Lansing Township Supervisor; Aaron Bales, guitarist/vocalist of Flatfoot; and Kathie Dunbar, Lansing City Councilwoman.
Wednesday, Nov. 21 — This week’s guests are State Rep. Joan Bauer; Ron Van Timmeren, vice president of programming for Loeks Theaters; Mary Elanie Kiener, Walnut Neighborhood resident; and Rina Risper, president of the Walnut Neighborhood Organization.
Wednesday, Nov. 7 — This week's guests are Alison Gass, curator of contemporary art at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Min Jung Kim, deputy director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Kyle Melinn, City Pulse political columnist, City Pulse contributing writer Walt Sorg and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 —This week's guests are Walt Sorg, City Pulse contributor; Norm Shinkle, Ingham County Republican party chairman; Susan Woods, executive director of the East Lansing Film Festival; Alison Gass, curator of contemporary art at the Broad Art Museum; and 30th Circuit Court judicial candidates Ken Ross and Jim Jamo.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 —This week's guests are Ari Adler and Walt Sorg to discuss statewide ballot proposals; Maureen Costello, director of Teaching Tolerance, on the nationwide "Mix It Up at Lunch Day"; Author Steve Miller on his new book, "Nobody's Women"; and singer Gino Federici.
Wednesday, Oct. 10 — This week's guests are City Pulse political columnist Kyle Melinn; Eugene "Gil" Wanger on Ingham County Republicans; John Lindenmayer, advocacy and policy director for the League of Michigan Bicyclists; and Robin Reynolds, executive director of the Ingham Health Plan and Rick Murdock, executive director of the Michigan Association of Health Plans.
Wednesday, Oct. 3 — This week's guests are MSU sociology professor Toby A. Ten Eyck, Joe Ross on the Solar Home Tour, Valerie Marvin, president of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, and candidates for the 69th State House District seat, Sam Singh and Susan McGillicuddy.
Wednesday, Sept. 5 — This week's guests are actor Timothy Busfield and Lansing Community College production coordinator Melissa Kaplan on the LCC Performing Arts Department's production of "Vigil"; Ryan Wert and Paul Holland on the REO Town Art Attack!; and Republican Jeff Oesterle and Democrat Tom Cochran, candidates for the 67th district seat in the state House of Representatives.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 — "City Pulse on the Air " features MSU neuroscience professor Marc Breedlove to discuss the roots of homosexuality and MSU geography professor Julie Winkler will discuss climate change. Also, this week features a political roundtable with guests David Waymire of Martin Waymire Associates and Jake Davison of Advantage Associates plus City Pulse columnist Kyle Melinn and Managing Editor Andy Balaskovitz. Hosted by Berl Schwartz.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8 — This week's guests are Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing and Kristan Small; House Democratic nominees Sam Singh and Andy Schor; and a political roundtable with political columnist Kyle Melinn. Co-hosted by Berl Schwartz and Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, July 11 — With guests: Susan Schmidt and Sam Singh, candidates for the Democratic nomination for the 69th State House District (East Lansing & Meridian Township); Keri Littwiller, grad student who has proposed an aquarium for the old Red Cedar Golf Course; Aaron Payment, chairman of the Ste. Sault Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger reporter Ami Brittain on smoking in casinos
Wednesday, July 11 — Kyle Melinn interviews Walt Sorg and Jerry Ketchum, candidates for the Democratic nomination for the 68th House District seat; Berl Schwartz interviews Anne Barna, an analyst for the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, on the new tri-county community health profile; and Andy Balaskovitz interviews Aaron Payment, new chairman of the Ste. Saint Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, which wants to bring a casino to downtown Lansing.
Wednesday, June 20 — This week's guests are 68th House District candidates Andy Schor, Ted O'Dell and Anne Clayton; Davenport University President Rick Pappas; and City Pulse political columnist Kyle Melinn. Hosted by Berl Schwartz and Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, June 13 — This week's guests are Jay Kaplan, director of the LGBT Law Project of the ACLU of Michigan and the co-chairs of Michigan Pride, Emily Horvath and Chris Steele; Paul Dykema, forestry and grounds of manager of the city of Lansing; and developer Richard Karp. Hosted by Berl Schwartz and Andy Balaskovitz
WEDNESDAY, June 6 — Lansing Schools Supt. Yvonne Camaal Canul; Election law expert Jocelyn Benson on the McCotter situation; Lansing City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko on the new bike rack ordinance; and Kyle Melinn on union challengers to three incumbent Ingham County commissioners. Cohosted by Berl Schwartz and Andy Balaskovitz.
WEDNESDAY, May 30 — Trevor Thomas, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the House of Representatives, in the 3rd Congressional District, says women's issues makes him a strong candidate; other guests are City Pulse "Sustainability" columnist Terry Link; Kyle Melinn, City Pulse political columnist, and Rob Roznowski, MSU professor of acting.
Wednesday, May 23 — This week's show includes part two of an interview with Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann on his upcoming primary race against challenger Mark Grebner; Dan Bollman and Gretchen Cochran from Preservation Lansing on a new effort to save historic properties in Lansing; and Jack Ebling on his new book, "Tales from the Detroit Tigers Dugout."
Wednesday, May 16 — This week's guests include Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann on being challenged in this year's Democratic primary; Bishop David Maxwell and Pastor Melvin T. Jones on President Obama's endorsement last week of same-sex marriage; and Valerie Marvin, president of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing on fundraiser of historical preservation.
Wednesday, May 9 — This week's show includes part two of an interview with Ingham County commissioner Mark Grebner on his candidacy for county Drain Commissioner; playwright Sandra Seaton on her winning the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature's Mark Twain Award; openly gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger on President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage; and Bob Baldori, who is featured in "Boogie Stomp" playing at Stormfield Theatre.
Guests are Ingham Co. Drain Commissioner candidate Mark Grebner; Mike Kolhoff of the Lansing Workers' Center; and Joe Grimm, visiting editor in residence at the MSU School of Journalism, and student Nick Rodde on "The New Bullying." Hosted by Berl Schwartz
Wednesday, April 25 — This week's guests include City Pulse columnist Kyle Melinn on the Ingham County Drain Commissioner's race and attorney Mike Nichols on a recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling involving medical marijuana and driving. Also in this week's show is the interview with retired Lansing State Journal columnist John Schneider, which first aired last weekend on "City Pulse Newsmakers."
Wednesday, April 18 - This week's guests are Bernero Chief of Staff Randy Hannan and Lansing city Council President Brian Jeffries to discuss improvements to Lansing's police facilities, Erika Moul, aka Baby Gaga, and Scott Long to discuss their work in the MSU musical Legally Blonde, and author Tim Wendall to discuss baseball and his book about the 1968 Detroit Tigers.
Wednesday, April 11 - This week's guests are Ari Adler, press secretary to Jason Bolger and adjunct journalism instructor at Michigan State University, and Mike MacLaren, executive director of the Michigan Press Association, to discuss the clash between the Lansing State Journal and MLive.com. Also on the show are Dan Hartley and Jake Pechtel of the Capital City Film Festival and comic and Judah Friedlander.
Wednesday, April 4 - This week's guests are Lansing Board of Education President Myra Ford and Board Member Charles Ford on the Lansing school consolidation plan; State Representative Joan Bauer on stem cell research and the current state budget proposal; and President of the Lansing City Council Brian Jeffries on the Lansing budget and casino proposals.
Wednesday, March 28 - This weeks guests are Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, and Roger Martin and Martin Waymire of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe to discuss smoking in the pending Kewadin casino; Jonas Greenberg, co-star of the play "Next Fall"; and Jamie McAloon-Lampman, executive director of the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter, on the 6th annual Humanitarian Awards.
Wednesday, March 14 — This week's guests are Dan Korobkin, staff attorney with the ACLU of Michigan and John Barnes, statewide projects coordinator with MLive Media Group to discuss juvenile life sentence issues. Also on the show is Laura Sager of the NorthWest Initiative and Don Hazaert, executive director of Michigan Consumers for Health Care, to discuss an upcoming forum on the Affordable Care Act and what it means to citizens. Also hear an interview with Bob Kolt, who was recently named president of the Michigan AARP. Lastly, author Joseph Torres discusses his upcoming visit to the Day of the Woman Conference, where he will be speaking.
Wednesday, Feb. 29 — Guests are Joe DiSano, Jake Davison and Kyle Melinn on Tuesday's Republican presidential primary; Lawrence Cosentino and Allie Muchmore on Leap Year; Aaron Payment on members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians voting on a referendum on whether to approve a casino development agreement with the city of Lansing; and Luke Hackney on the upcoming "Sunday Soup" event at (SCENE) Metrospace.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 — This week's guests are Jake Davidson, a Republican political consultant; Professor Soren Anderson from Michigan State University; City Pulse political columnist Kyle Melinn; and a re-run of an interview with the late Jeffrey Zaslow.
Wednesday, Feb. 1 — City Pulse radio guest former Mayor David Hollister explains his decision to lead the college scholarship program that would be funded from wagers at a proposed tribal casino despite his serious qualms about gaming. Also, gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger talks about his Michigan roots. We Are The People spokesman Zach Pohl argues against Right to Work legislation similar to that which the Indiana Legislature approved today. And Chad DeKatch sings a number of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” which opens Thursday. Hosted by Berl Schwartz.
Jeff Gibson, owner of Superior Growers Supply, says misconceptions are rampant about his business, which is serving an ever-increasing interest in hydroponics, including but hardly limited to growing marijuana. MSU Professor Eric Freedman, co-author of "Presidents and Black America: A Documentary History," says many presidents were racist but some rose above it, although often for political reasons. Novelist/short story writer Bonnie Jo Campbell and MSU English Professor Edward Watts discuss the making and use of meth in rural America, the subject of an upcoming panel discussion that examines literature and real life.
Scott Keith, president and CEO of the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority, discusses the 25th anniversary and budget questions about the Lansing Center; Lansing City Councilman Brian Jeffries on his recent election as Council president; and Jeffrey Zaslow on his new book "The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters."
Guests include political columnist Kyle Melinn on issues to look for in the state Legislature in 2012; Marcia Crawley, marketing manager for the Broad Art Museum, on the modern art museum's planned opening in April; Pam Jodway and Owen Anderson on the Lansing Marathon in April; and Billy Woodward, who plays Elvis Presley in the upcoming Wharton Center play, "Million Dollar Quartet."
Jay Kaplan, staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan\\'s LGBT Legal Project discusses HB 4770 and its potential implications; Rob South discusses his guest column in this week\\'s issue of City Pulse on a forthcoming Grand River Avenue/Michigan Avenue corridor study; Jerry Ambrose, Lansing\\'s finance director, on leaving his post to join the Emergency Manager team in Flint; and Joan Nelson, executive director of the Allen Neighborhood Center, on a new year-round farmers market and community kitchen coming to the Eastside Neighborhood.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and City Pulse columnist Kyle Melinn on the Occupy movement and the Lansing contingent's decision to leave Reutter Park for the winter. Selma Hollander on her lifelong involvement with the area's art scene. Dominique Scott on playing the lead role in the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages," which is playing at the Wharton Center next week.
Ingham County Commissioner Andy Schor discusses his recent decisions to enter the race for term-limited state Rep. Joan Bauer's, D-Lansing, seat in 2012. 'State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, discusses newly passed anti-bullying 'legislation and defends his opposition to the Occupy Lansing movement. 'Former Michigan State University basketball player Delvon Roe talks about his new career path in acting and his upcoming character role in the film, "Game Time."
Political strategist Stephanie McLean and Equality Michigan Pride PAC’s Amy Hunter discuss whether opening gay candidates are facing fewer problems. Norbert Fernandez recalls being airlifted from Cuba to Lansing as part of Operation Pedro Pan 51 years ago. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope discusses his proposal for reducing the number of Lansing City Council meetings. Attorney Matt Newburg expresses his views on Attorney General Bill Schuette’s anti-medical marijuana opinions.
State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer discusses anti-bullying legislation. City Pulse’s Andy Balaskovitz and political consultant Todd Cook analyze Tuesday’s Lansing elections. Susan Woods, founder and director of the East Lansing film festival talks about the anticipation surrounding this year’s 14th annual film festival, which starts today.
Lansing City Council at-large incumbent Derrick Quinney, and challengers Tom Stewart and Rory Neuner, discuss their plans for the city if elected Nov. 8. The music of Tony Bennett plays over the airwaves in preparation for his concert Friday night at MSU’s Wharton Center.
First Ward City Council candidates Lynne Martinez and Jody Washington face off. Third Ward City Council candidate A’Lynne Robinson discusses her re-election campaign. HBO “Conspiracy” screenwriter Loring Mandel discusses the show, which has its world stage premiere tonight at Riverwalk Theatre.
Lansing Board of Education incumbent Nicole Armbruster and challengers Jeffrey Croff, Rachel Lewis, Stephen Manchester, Andy Mutavdzija, Peter Spadafore and B. Michael Williams discuss their plans to improve the Lansing School District if elected to the board in the Nov. 8 election.
Ted O’Dell of the Lansing Jobs Coalition, tribal spokesman James Nye and MSU professor Matthew Fletcher discuss Indian casinos. Katherine Draper and Bruce Witwer of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition speak about the Homeowner Education Resource Organization program. MSU theater senior Dennis Corsi previews his new theater company’s first production, “Bare,” which opens this weekend.
First Ward City Council candidate Jody Washington discusses her position on the Red Cedar Golf Course ballot proposal. City Pulse political columnist Kyle Melinn summarizes the Republican Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island last weekend. “Jersey Boys” stars Joseph Leo Bwarie and Preston Truman Boyd talk about their show, which opens tonight.
Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, talk about their new book. Jacob Distal, executive director of the Lansing Area AIDS Network, discusses the AIDS Walk and the Red Party this weekend. Author Susan Whitall speaks about her new autobiography of rhythm and blues singer Little Willie John.
Randy Hannan, special assistant to Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, argues that the proposed swap of Oliver Towers for the Davenport University campus is a great opportunity for the city, which faced losing Davenport.Lisa Webb Sharpe, vice president of Lansing Community College, contends LCC's needs trump those of Davenport.Lansing Symphony Orchestra conductor Timothy Muffitt previews Friday's season-opening performance.
Call 211 for advice from the United Way on foreclosure — but Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. says on "City Pulse on the Air" to call him if you suspect fraud. Stormfield Theatre's artistic director, Kristine Thatcher, and cast members Richard Marlatt and Richard Henzel talk about their show, "Heroes." Zion Godchaux, son of The Grateful Dead's Keith Godchaux and Donna Godchaux, and his musical partner Russ Randolph bring their band Boom Box to the City Pulse show.
Lansing City Council member/candidate Carol Wood; Lansing attorney Mary Chartier; Lansing local and drag queen Justin Derke; Michigan Institute of Contemporary Art President Terry Terry; Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council Director Julie Powers
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero on the proposed medical marijuana ordinance; state Rep. Joan Bauer, D-Lansing, on legislation to penalize domestic-partner benefits at state universities; Meridian Township Trustee Brett Dreyfus on time banks; Ben Hassenger Sr. and his ukelele
Jim Cash of the Christman Co., Steve Reynolds and Stepheni Schlinker of the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America; bob Trezise, president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Development Corp. Also, "The Grapes of Wrath" opera composer Ricky Ian Gordon and Melanie Helton, director of MSU opera theater.
State Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing; John Bebow of the Center for Michigan on redistricting; Jennifer Battle of the MSU Office of Sustainability, Talya Tavor of Beyond Coal and Michaela Howard of the Sierra Student Coalition, on coal at MSU
Guests include AFL-CIO President Mark Gaffney; political consultants Emily Gerkin Palsrok and Joe Disano; 71st House District candidates Deb Schaughnessy (R) and Theresa Abed (D); 30th Circuit Court judicial candidates Billie J. O'Berry and Clinton Canady
BWL General Mgr. J. Peter Lark and Executive Director of Planning and Development George Stojic; New Enterprise Opportunity Center President Thomas Stewart; Lansing Memorial Review Board Chairwoman Maria Enriquez; Bella Harvest owner/operator Kevin Nichols
Summer Reading Show, hosted by Bill CastanierGuests: Greg Parker - Michigan Humanities Council Big Read Program; Doug Stanton - author of "The Horse Soldiers" and founder of the National Writers Series; Robin Agnew - owner of Aunt Agatha's mystery bookstore, Ann Arbor; Rhoda Wolff - manager of Schuler Books & Music, Eastwood
Guests: Bob Trezise, president, Lansing Economic Development Corp.; Scott Burkell, director of MSU's "Rent"; Elisabeth Knibbe, architect, Knapp's Centre project; actor Michael Joseph Mitchell of Stormfield Theatre's production of "A Matter of Interpretation"
Guests include Bob Johnson, director of the Lansing Planning & Neighborhood Development Department; environmentalist Dave Dempsey, author of "Superior Shores: A Novel of Conservation"; Michigan American Federation of Teachers President David Hecker; James Goenner, executive director of the Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University