Russ White

Producer and Host of MSU Today

Russ White is producer and host  of "MSU Today," a lively look at MSU people, places, events and attitudes.

White holds bachelor's and master's degrees from MSU's College of Communication Arts & Sciences and has worked at MSU since 1997.  Before that he was a producer at WJR Radio in Detroit where he worked closely with J. P. McCarthy, Paul W. Smith and Mitch Albom.

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12:32 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Former MSU QB Kirk Cousins on his NFL rookie year

Former MSU quarterback Kirk Cousins showed flashes of success as a rookie backup for the Washington Redskins' RGIII.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Former Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins was back in Michigan yesterday headlining the MSU Club of West Michigan's third annual Spartan Winter Tailgate in Grand Rapids. Current State contributor Russ White caught up with Cousins yesterday.

Russ White can be heard every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. on MSU Today on AM870 WKAR or at SpartanPodcast.com.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun October 28, 2012

MSU Today | October 28, 2012

Russ White talks with 1951 MSU graduate and 2012 MSU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Albert Ratner.  Kirk Heinze talks with University of Arizona Law and Public Policy Professor Roberta Glennon who also is the author of Unquenchable.  Kirk also talks with MSU Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Professor Evangelyn Alocilja.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun October 21, 2012

MSU Today | October 21, 2012

In a previous interview recorded September 2011, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and University of Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon.  Kirk Heinze talks with Retired Vice Admiral and current President of the American Council on Renewable Energy Dennis McGinn.  Kirk also talks with MSU Assistant Professor of Plant Biology Dr. Jennifer Lau.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun October 14, 2012

MSU Today | October 14, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU Office of Financial Aid Director Rick Shipman and MSU Swimming and Diving Coach Matt Gianiodis.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun October 7, 2012

MSU Today | October 7, 2012

Russ White talks with MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis.  Russ also talks with retiring Detroit Free Press columnist Ron Dzwonkowski.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun September 30, 2012

MSU Today | September 30, 2012

MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman talks with MSU distinguished alumnus Duane Vernon.  Kirk Heinze talks with MSU Today host Russ White.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun September 23, 2012

MSU Today | September 23, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis, and MSU Alumi Association Executive Director Scott Westerman talk with Detroit Labs founder Henry Balanon and TextFromLastNight founder Ben Bator.  Kirk Heinze talks with MSU turf expert Kevin Frank and Schupan Rycycling Special Events Manager Roger Cargill.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun September 16, 2012

MSU Today | September 16, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU baseball coach Jake Boss.  Kirk Heinze talks with MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon about the upcoming school year and other major issues.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun September 9, 2012

MSU Today | September 9, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU Deputy Athletic Director Greg Ianni and The Peoples Church of East Lansing Assistant Pastor Penny Swartz.

Radio Made in Michigan
1:54 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

MSU Today | September 2, 2012

Kirk Heinze will talk with MSU Department of Plant Pathology Professor Dennis Fulbright, one of the first retail customers of the Ford Focus electric Ty Newell, Native American Institute Director at MSU Dr. Gordon Henry, and Midwest Energy and Climate Policy Coordinator at National Wildlife Federation Sarah Mullkoff.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun August 26, 2012

MSU Today | August 26, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and MSU College of Engineering Dean Satish Udpa.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

MSU Today August 19, 2012

Dr. Kirk Heinze talks with Director of the MSU Musuem Dr. Gary Morgan, President & CEO of Crystal Mountain Resort Jim MacInnes, and Director of the Office of the Great Lakes Patty Birkholz.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

MSU Today | August 12, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks with MSU Extension Educator and Firewise Project Director Elaine Bush.  MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with the Director of MSU Business-CONNECT Charles Hasemann.  Russ White talks with Clinic Manager at MSU's Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic and physical therapist Mary Thiel.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun August 5, 2012

MSU Today | August 5, 2012

A conversation with MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and Detroit Entrepreneur Dan Gilbert moderated by Detroit Civic Leader Sandra Pierce.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun July 22, 2012

MSU Today | July 22, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks with reporting manager for sustainability for the Ford Motor Company Thomas Niemann.  Kirk also talks about the 2012 Solar Challenge from Ann Arbor.  Major sponsor Black & Veatch Energy President Dean Oskvig and Senior VP and Director of Renewables and Energy Efficiency Business at Black & Veatch Energy Kurt Westermann also talk with Kirk as well as participants Byron Izenbaard, Mitch Panek, and Jordan Feight.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

MSU Today | July 15, 2012

Russ White talks with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about MetroFoodPlus Innovation Cluster @ Detroit and Rick Foster MetroFoodPlus Innovation Cluster @ Detroit Co-Director Rick Foster.  Kirk Heinze talks with Communication Manager for MMPA Laura Moser and Chairman of the Board of the Michigan Grocers Association Dale Hollandsworth.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun July 8, 2012

MSU Today | July 8, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks with Michigan Department of Natural Resources Deputy Bill Moritz, President of Southwestern Oil Company Jeff Cook, and the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan's campaign director LuAnne Kozma.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun July 1, 2012

MSU Today | July 1, 2012

A conversation with MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU alum and Detroit entrepreneur Dan Gilbert at the June 14, 2012 Conversation on Detroit.  It was moderated by Detroit Civic Leader Sandra Pierce and took place at the Madison Building in Detroit. 

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun June 24, 2012

MSU Today | June 24, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks with Director Institute of Water Research at MSU Jon Bartholic, MSU Professor of Horticulture Brad Rowe, Bel Lago owner and wine maker Charlie Edson, and MSU Associate Professor of Fisheries & Wildlife Patricia Soranno.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun June 17, 2012

MSU Today | June 17, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks with the Director of the MSU Musuem Gary Morgan, President and CEO of the Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa Jim MacInnes, and Director of the Office of the Great Lakes Patricia Birkholz.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun June 10, 2012

MSU Today | June 10, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks with Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst.  MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and Athletic Director David Brandon.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun June 3, 2012

MSU Today | June 3, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU College of Education Dean Don Heller and the Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Michael Rush.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun May 27, 2012

MSU Today | May 27, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks with the President of the Algalita Marine Research Institute Bill Francis and the Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Dan Wyant.  The replay of the May 4th MSU Commencement Address from former Irish President Mary Robinson.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun May 20, 2012

MSU Today | May 20, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and MSU College of Engineering Dean Satish Udpa.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun May 13, 2012

MSU Today | May 13, 2012

Interviews this week include Heather Swain - Vice President for Communications and Brand Strategy at MSU, Edmond Morris - Pulitzer Prize winning author for Colonel Roosevelt, Sam Hines - Executive VP of the Michigan Pork Producers Association,  and Jeff Andresen - MSU Professor of Geography and State Climatologist.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun May 6, 2012

MSU Today | May 6, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Keith Creagh.  MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis chats with Executive Director of MSU Business-CONNECT Charles Hasemann.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun April 29, 2012

MSU Today | April 29, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU Broad College Hospitality Business Professor Michael Kasavana and Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Doug Rothwell.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun April 22, 2012

MSU Today | April 22, 2012

Russ White talks with HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse.  Kirk Heinze interviews the Director of Pew Environment Group's Clean Energy Program Phyllis Cuttino and chats with author Charles Fishman about his book The Big Thirst.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun April 15, 2012

MSU Today | April 15, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks with Michigan US Senator Debbie Stabenow about clean energy, clean water, and whether she expects a farm bill to pass this year.  MSU Assistant Director of Campus Sustainability Jennifer Battle gives an update on Be Spartan Green.  Marci Fitch talks about being the Director of Volunteer Services for the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun April 8, 2012

MSU Today | April 8, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon will give an update on the FRIB project.  Kirk Heinze talks with MSU turf grass expert Kevin Frank and Michigan Farm Bureau President Wayne Wood.

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