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

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.