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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

MSU Today | May 27, 2012

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.

MSU Today | May 20, 2012

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.

MSU Today | May 13, 2012

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.

MSU Today | May 6, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.