MSU Today with Russ White

Sundays at 4 p.m. on AM 870

MSU Today is a lively look at MSU-related people, places, events and attitudes put into focus by Russ White.  Conversations with Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis are featured, too.  And Dr. Kirk Heinze shares his sustainability-focused Greening of the Great Lakes conversations.  MSU Alumni Association leader Scott Westerman shares his observations on living the Spartan Life.

“I always talk about my locker room MBA because you learn so many lessons playing sports and especially team sports,” Spartans hockey coach Tom Anastos tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis.


“I think to deny climate change at this point is like denying that the world is round,” much-honored and highly-respected journalist and political analyst Jack Lessenberry tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes.  “We just have to figure out the best way to deal with it so we can have a sustainable future on this planet.”

Lessenberry gave the keynote at the 2016 Sustainable Living Summit.


Dr. Jeff Andresen, state climatologist for Michigan and a professor in the MSU Department of Geography, joins Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes to catch up on recent climate patterns in Michigan as we enter the first weeks of summer.

Following what Andresen reports as the 5th warmest winter on record, Michiganders can continue to expect mean temperatures warmer than normal as we transition from El Nino to La Nina in the coming months.  He explains the transition is a global phenomenon, which is why it rightfully gets so much attention.


MSU Today | June 19, 2016

Jun 19, 2016
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Russ White gets a summer update on all things MSU from Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon.  We revisit White’s 2008 conversation with the late and legendary Spartans hockey coach and athletic director Ron MasonKirk Heinze talks with the new leader of the Michigan Humanities Council.

“I felt good about Michigan State, and I thought there was a really great opportunity here.  And obviously it turned out good,” late and legendary Spartans hockey coach and athletic director Ron Mason told Russ White in one of his final interviews as athletics director in June of 2008.
 


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Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon joins Russ White for her regular conversation on all things MSU.  She begins this summer update with her reflections on the tragedy in Orlando and the passing of legendary Spartan hockey coach and athletic director Ron Mason.

President Simon continues the talk by sharing how Michigan State University and its University Research Corridor partner universities support Detroit’s resurgence with hundreds of millions of dollars annually in research, education and outreach services.

 


MSU Today | June 5, 2016

Jun 5, 2016

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K.

MSU Today | May 29, 2016

May 29, 2016

A look at Pure Michigan’s robust tourism industry, the Zika virus in Michigan, the state of the state’s equine industry, and a Simon & Hollis conversation with Mark Dantonio


MSU Today | May 15, 2016

May 15, 2016
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Kirk Heinze broadcasts Greening of the Great Lakes from the 2016 Governor's Recycling Summit and Michigan Recycling Coalition Annual Conference.


MSU Today | May 8, 2016

May 8, 2016

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio, water scientist Joan Rose, and plant scientist Brad DayRuss White introduces you to Bob Skandalaris, and Scott Westerman offers his thoughts on doing your homework.


MSU Today | May 1, 2016

May 1, 2016
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It’s Commencement Week at Michigan State University.  In honor of the occasion, we hear three recent classic MSU commencement addresses from Magic Johnson, Mitch Albom, and Berry Gordy.  And Russ White introduces you to Joshua Davis.


MSU Today | April 24, 2016

Apr 24, 2016

Kirk Heinze hosts an Earth Day roundtable discussion focusing on progress made and challenges still ahead in protecting our environment.  Russ White talks with internationally-renowned MSU physician Mona Hanna-AttishaScott Westerman shares his thoughts on Pressing the Reset Button.


MSU Today | April 17, 2016

Apr 17, 2016

Kirk Heinze reports from the April 12 Conversation on MSU's Energy Future with President Lou Anna K. Simon.

Kirk Heinze reports from the April 12 Conversation on MSU's Energy Future with President Lou Anna K. Simon.

MSU Today | April 10, 2016

Apr 10, 2016

Conversations with three journalists: Daniel Howes, Mitch Albom and Don Gonyea.

MSU Today | April 3, 2016

Apr 3, 2016

We hear about Consumers Energy’s seven oldest coal plants shutting down by April 15.  Kirk Heinze talks with the leader of MSU’s Center for Regional Food Systems.  And President Simon and AD Hollis talk with Dan Gould, who leads MSU’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. 


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