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Lansing’s alternative newspaper The City Pulse turns 15 years old this week, with a special issue hitting newsstands on Wednesday. We talk with publisher Berl Schwartz about his vision for the paper and what lies ahead.


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Katie Cook / WKAR

The Lansing State Journal prepares to move from their location on Lenawee Street to the third floor of the newly renovated Knapp’s Centre. We hear from some of the staff as they reflect on their years at the old building and look forward to the newspaper’s future.


Scott Pohl / WKAR

John Schneider recently ended a 24-year run as columnist for the Lansing State Journal.

To replace him, the paper called on Mark Mayes, who had been a reporter there back in the 90’s.

Mayes had left the paper to work for the Lansing School District for ten years. Now, at a time when writers are losing their jobs, he’s getting his back.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl spoke with Mark Mayes about how his column might be the same as Schneider’s, and how it might be different.