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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Courtesy photo / 'Ernie - The Play'

A play inspired by legendary Detroit Tigers play-by-play man Ernie Harwell is coming to East Lansing. "Ernie" was written by author and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom. It opens at MSU's Wharton Center on August 19th. Current State contributor Russ White talks with the actor portraying Harwell, Peter Carey.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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