Today on Current State:Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero on the state of the city, a breakdown of the Center for Michigan's education report, and farewell tributes to WKAR's Earle Robinson and Lansing City Council gadfly John Pollard.
Earle hosts today’s show with MLive.com’s Mike Griffin. The duo first host Tennessee Volunteer basketball coach Cuonzo Martin. The two then discuss concussions with prominent Dr. Novicki. They close the show with WILX’s Jeremy Sampson, and then Coach Bruce Pearl, sharing some pastimes on Mike and Earle.
On today's Current State: East Lansing city manager George Lahanas and Tim Dempsey, director of Planning, Building and Development, local efforts at Medicare cost reduction, electric cars, MSU women's basketball and dancing to Pink Floyd.
Earle opens the show featuring co-host for the day, Jack Ebling. He invites Lansing State Journal writer Chris Solari to discuss Michigan State football and off-season coaching changes. Earle also hosts MSU baseball coach Jake Boss Jr. He closes the show with Jack Ebling, and opens the lines for listeners.
Earle invites East Lansing high school basketball coach Steve Finamore on the show, discussing upcoming games against Grand Ledge and Lansing Sexton. The duo also touches on issues with transfer athletes. Earle closes the show with Jack Ebling, and has open lines.
On today's Current State: Local efforts for immigration reform, Michigan prison breakouts, a musical celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the hometown competitors in this weekend's U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
Earle kicks off the show with M-live writer Diamond Leung, who discusses Michigan State football and the future 2013 season. Mike O’Hara from Fox Sports Detroit hones in on the Detroit Lions and how they will fare in the offseason. Earle ends the show with open lines, and discussion on more MSU sports.
Jarrett Bell from USA today talks about the excitement of the NFL playoffs. Earle calls on Terry Foster from the Detroit News to discuss the renewal of the NHL season and the Detroit Red Wings. And finally, Mike DeCourcy from the Sporting News talks about Big Ten basketball.
John Niyo of the Detroit News calls in to discuss the NHL being back in business. With such a short season, what teams will prevail? Other topics include the popularity of the NHL and college football.
Detroit Free Press writer Vince Ellis calls in to discuss the Detroit Pistons and what the stance of their team is. It's a new year and many people are beginning a new exercise routine. Steve Morgan of Maximum Athletic Performance calls in discuss all things physical fitness.
Earle kicks off the show recapping the National Title Game, and some thoughts on NCAA football. Earle also invites baseball guru, Lynn Henning on the show, and talks Basketball with Matt Charboneau, from the Detroit News. Earle closes the show with open lines.
Dwayne Stephens of the Michigan State men's basketball team joins Earle to discuss the team so far this season. Detroit Free Press writer Drew Sharp calls in to discuss the NHL being back in action and the national championship football game.
Scott Moore of the Spartan Sports Network fills in for Earle today. Rob Woodward, color analyst for Men's Hockey,discusses the team so far and where he projects them to be. Mo Gearhart, Women's basketball play-by-play announcer, joins Scott to discuss the team so far this season. Lastly, Adam Ruff calls in to discuss Men's basketball.
Scott Yoshonis of the Lansing State Journal calls in to discuss High School basketball. The Detroit Lions had an unsuccessful season and have a lot of work in the off season. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press calls in to discuss all things Detroit Lions.
Jeremy Sampson, from WILX, fills in for Earle today. He kicks off the show with the breaking news of Michigan State guard, Brandon Kearney. He calls upon columnist from msuspartans.com Steve Grinzel, commenting on the upcoming Buffalo Wild Wings bowl against TCU. Hockey guru Nate Ewell, from College Hockey Incorporated, discusses the latest in college hockey. Jeremy opens the line for the rest of the show.
Jeremy Sampson of WILX-TV fills in for Earle today. Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal calls in from Arizona to give an update on the Michigan State football team. Michigan State's bowl game is this Saturday, but how many will be in attendance? Listen to the lively discussion about bowl game ticket sales.