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On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, editor and publisher Berl Schwartz interviews Lansing's sustainability manager Lori Welch about how the city is tackling the climate change crisis. Managing editor Kyle Kaminski talks with Tony Willis, head of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership's new department of equitable economic planning. Music writer Rich Tupica closes out the show with a track from Michigan's diverse musical history.
The Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, High-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, has announced the schedule for its 25th season. Opening Day is May 4 at Jackson Field and will continue until the finale on Sept. 19.
A new report from the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office reveals a disconcerting pattern of police bias against people of color, who are many times more likely to be accused of crimes than white people in every jurisdiction reviewed, including Lansing, East Lansing and outlying communities within Ingham County.
To help her fight the gravest crisis facing world civilization, Lansing’s new sustainability manager, Lori Welch, jokes that she has a staff of three: “me, myself and I.”
Dissecting a frog, making a potato clock, building baking soda volcanoes. Hands-on learning is key to a memorable education in STEM. In a school year where most kids were stuck in a virtual learning environment, students missed out on valuable educational experiences
COVID-19 stifled the Michigan State University Theatre Department’s ability to offer live shows, but the pandemic has not muted student creativity. The “Audio Anthology” collection, available at theatre.msu.edu/dei_audio/, demonstrates how the department is continuing to create imaginative projects during restricted times.
Turn it Down!
The Lansing area is home to a small number of local rock legends, one of those is the late Gordy Garris, who died Feb. 5 at age 71.
Lansterdam in Review
Gage Cannabis Co. opened on Lansing’s southside in May — right in the middle of what Lansing Facts lovingly refers to as the “world’s premier fast food architectural preserve.”
Chadwick “Niles” Phillips is a multi-talented artist and educator hailing from Lansing who made an impression in the music industry after moving to New York City and eventually Minneapolis. Now, he’s returning, albeit virtually, to help educate Lansing youth using lessons he’s learned as a hip-hop musician.