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.

MSU Today | March 20, 2016

Mar 20, 2016

Dennis Martell on the National Social Norms Center coming to MSU.  Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis introduce you to 2016 MSU Rhodes Scholar Sarah Kovan.  MSU turfgrass guru Kevin Frank offers his springtime lawn care tips, and we learn about MSU’s international preeminence in the plant sciences from Brad Day.

MSU Today | March 13, 2016

Mar 13, 2016

All about competition in Michigan's electricity market, conservation criminology at MSU, the vets to ag program, and Schupan and Sons CEO Marc Schupan.

MSU Today | March 6, 2016

Mar 6, 2016

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Spartan Football players Riley Bullough and R. J. SheltonKirk Heinze talks with MSU Provost June Youatt about how MSU is imbuing sustainability throughout its curriculum.  A tiny home for Sparty, too.

MSU Today | February 28, 2016

Feb 28, 2016

Flint is the focus as Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with interim MSU Extension director Jeff Dwyer.  I talk with MSU’s internationally famous Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.  The Flint River Watershed Coalition wants you to know “It’s not the River.”

MSU Today | February 21, 2016

Feb 21, 2016
Mark Fellows

Russ White talks with MSU President Lou Anna K. SimonKirk Heinze talks with The Big Thirst author and water journalist Charles Fishman about lessons being learned from the Flint water crisis.  And Kirk talks with University of Michigan engineering professor Levi Thompson about his work advancing storage capacity for renewable energy.

MSU Today | February 7, 2016

Feb 7, 2016

Conversations with the incoming CEO of Consumers Energy, the interim director of MSU Extension, the leader of iconic Grand Hotel, and musician Joshua Davis.

MSU Today | January 31, 2016

Jan 31, 2016
Jon Whiting

Scott Westerman and Russ White talk with Dan Hurley, CEO of the Michigan Association of State Universities.  And they talk with Prabu David and Rich Homberg about the new collaboration between MSU and Detroit Public Television.  Knight Center Chair Eric Freedman tells Kirk Heinze about his new book on environmental crises in Central

MSU Today | January 24, 2016

Jan 24, 2016

Kirk Heinze broadcasts from the Michigan Agribusiness Association’s winter conference.  And we learn about farmers who are applying just the right amount of fertilizers and herbicides and doing so only when necessary.

MSU Today | January 17, 2016

Jan 17, 2016

Detroit Free Press automotive critic Mark Phelan talks about the state of the automotive industry on opening weekend for the NAIAS.  And a conversation on climate change and its impact on our national security.

MSU Today | January 10, 2016

Jan 10, 2016

The state and future of Michigan’s robust Christmas tree industry, celebration details for MSU’s 2016 MLK Day celebrations, all about the university’s Land Management office, and a conversation with MSU admissions director Jim Cotter.

MSU Today | January 3, 2016

Jan 3, 2016

Kirk Heinze talks with former Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell about Heartwell's experience at the December 2015 climate conference in Paris.  And Heartwell talks about his sustainable legacy as one of America's greenest mayors.  Jennifer Orlando shares the details of MSU's 2016 MLK Day celebrations.  And Russ White talks with MSU alumni Bob Skandalaris and Susan Goldberg.

MSU Today | December 27, 2015

Dec 27, 2015

Russ White talks with MSU alumna and National Geographic editor in chief Susan GoldbergKirk Heinze talks sustainability initiatives in Lansing, too, with Judi Brown Clarke and about the Museum of Science and Industry’s Future Energy Chicago exhibit.  Then, President Simon talks with College of Engineering dean Leo Kempel.  And

MSU Today | December 20, 2015

Dec 20, 2015

Russ White talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. SimonKirk Heinze conducts a sustainability roundtable discussion on key economic, environmental and social issues facing Michigan and the world. 

MSU Today | December 13, 2015

Dec 13, 2015

A conversation with MSU's CIO Joanna Young and a chat with Albion College President Mauri Ditzler.

MSU Today | December 6, 2015

Dec 6, 2015

A Greening of the Great Lakes broadcast from the MSU Food, Energy, Water and Abundance workshop and a conversation on challenges and opportunities facing the recycling industry