MSU Today with Russ White

Sundays at 4 p.m. on 105.1 FM and AM 870 and 7 p.m. on AM 760 WJR

MSU Today is a lively look at MSU-related people, places, events and attitudes put into focus by Russ White. 

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Renowned Michigan State University journalism professor Steve Lacy is retiring. He joins me on MSU Today to talk about the state and future of this important field. Revenue is a key challenge, he says. And we all need to become more media literate in order for journalism to work better for all of us.


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David Chupak is the new Director of Youth Programs at MSU, with responsibility for overseeing over 127 MSU Youth Programs that serve over 60,000 youth each year. He joins me to talk about MSU’s many ongoing efforts to protect minors in our care through our youth programs, visits to campus and facilities, and even youth employment.


Eileen Gianodis

Ron Hendrick is dean of Michigan State University’s renowned College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He’s a two-time graduate of the college, and he grew up in Jackson, Mich.

“But I didn’t come back out of a sense of sentiment,” he says on MSU Today. “I came back because of the opportunities I saw in the college and the university. We are a world leader in what we do related to food, agriculture and natural resources.”


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Michigan State University is opening an award-winning global art and science initiative in Detroit on June 16 with a theme that pays homage to the city’s reputation and residents: HUSTLE.


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Michigan consumers are basking in the warmth of a strong economy, but just slightly warmer toward their top elected leaders, results from a new Michigan State University State of the State Survey indicate.

Of those taking part in the latest survey, more than half – 60.9 percent -- declared their financial circumstances good or excellent.
 


Katie Nicpon

“The mission of Michigan State University Extension in a nutshell is to take the science and expertise that exists at a great land grant university like MSU out to communities all over the state,” says Jeff Dwyer. “We’re really about helping individuals, families and communities become healthier in all the ways they might need our assistance.”

Dwyer is the director of MSU Extension and the senior associate dean of outreach and engagement for the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


MSU College of Engineering

“The mission of the College of Engineering really hasn’t changed since its founding over 100 years ago,” says Leo Kempel, dean of Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. “Its role is to convert an 18-year-old right out of high school into a professional of tomorrow.

“We think of ourselves as the people who convert a student into a technical innovator of tomorrow.”


Roger Cargill

Kirk Heinze and I were on hand for the 36th annual Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality State of Recycling conferences in Kalamazoo recently. Several recycling leaders in both the private and public sectors discussed the opportunities and challenges the industry is facing.

Leading off was Bill Gurn, manager of facilities and operations maintenance at Holland-based Haworth. Gurn, an industry icon who has helped pioneer “zero landfill,” is stepping down after an11-year tenure as MRC chair.


College of Communication Arts & Sciences - Michigan State University

“In our very title you see arts and sciences as being integral to communications,” Prabu David says on MSU Today. David is dean of MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences.


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“Our mission within the university is that we’re the hub of a lot of the food, agriculture, and natural resources research that goes on at MSU,” Doug Buhler tells Kirk Heinze on MSU Today. “Our job is to help a lot of bright, motivated faculty address key research needs for Michigan and beyond.” 

Buhler is assistant vice president for research and graduate studies at MSU and director of MSU AgBioResearch.


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Governor Snyder continues to lead efforts to update Michigan solid waste policy and provide funding for initiatives to triple Michigan’s recycling rate.

To underscore and further support those efforts, the 36th Annual Michigan Recycling Coalition and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality State of Recycling conferences kick off May 15 in Kalamazoo.


Daily Detroit

In his new book, After the Fact: The Erosion of Truth and the Inevitable Rise of Donald Trump, Saline Michigan native, Eastern Michigan University alumnus, and USA Today business reporter Nathan Bomey writes that “Donald Trump did not usher the post-fact era into existence. He was a product of it. He was its inevitable outcome."


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State of the State is a monthly discussion with MSU researchers who provide context and evidence to inform Michigan policy debates.

Matt Grossmann, political scientist and Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), Charles Ballard, economist and Director of the State of the State Survey, and Arnold Weinfeld, associate director of IPPSR, engage in a lively discussion of Michigan policy and current events each month.


Friday May 4 is Clean Commute Day in Michigan

May 3, 2018
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Governor Snyder and Lansing Mayor Andy Schor have officially proclaimed Friday May 4 as Clean Commute Day in the State of Michigan and City of Lansing.

Clean Commute Day is a regional competition between Greater Lansing, Grand Rapids, Southeast Michigan, and Southwest Michigan. Each region is competing for the title of Michigan's "Cleanest-Commuting Community."


MSU Broad College

Sanjay Gupta is the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He joined the Broad College in 2007 as the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.


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