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City Pulse On the Air, Feb. 21, 2021: Lori Welch and Tony Willis

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. 

Lugnuts announce 2021 season

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.
Opinion

The CP Edit: Ending racially biased policing

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.

Alarm and ‘awakening’

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.”

Despite pandemic, Impression 5 gets hands-on with students

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 

MSU’s ‘Audio Anthology’: Drama heard, not seen

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!

Remembering a Legend: Gordy Garris of The Frost, Beaux Jens

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

Cookies? Skittles? Gummies? Is this a candy store or a dispensary?

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.”

Musician returns home to mentor Lansing youth

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.
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City Pulse On the Air, Feb. 7, 2021: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Bill Castanier and Tammara Ramona
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Feb. 7, 2021: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Bill Castanier and Tammara Ramona On …
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City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 31, 2021: Bob Fish of Biggby Coffee
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 31, 2021: Bob Fish of Biggby Coffee On this edition of City Pulse On the …
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City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 24: Charlie Ballard, Kyle Melinn, Steve Tobocman and Curtis Hertel Jr.
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 24: Charlie Ballard, Kyle Melinn, Steve Tobocman and Curtis Hertel, Jr. …
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Arts & Culture
Champion's Sports Bar & Grill closes its doors
THURSDAY, Feb. 11 — Champion's Sports Bar & Grill, a classic tavern-style eatery operating out of Holt for the past 20 …
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Riverwalk Theatre's 'A Doll House:' Not just anchor desk theater
When Henrik Ibsen wrote “A Doll’s House” in 1879, he had no idea his play would become a lasting symbol of feminist …
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East Lansing Food Co-op to return as part of Allen Neighborhood Center 
After years of dormancy following the closure of its storefront in 2017, the East Lansing Food Co-op is working to …
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Food
Chocolate Loves Coffee 
Flash in the Pan is food writer Ari LeVaux’s weekly recipe column. It runs in about 100 newspapers nationwide, …
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Where to get your paczki fix for Fat Tuesday
Fat Tuesday is near — that means it’s time to prepare for one of Lansing’s favorite winter traditions: consuming …
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Eastside Lansing Food Co-op relocates to Allen Neighborhood Center
THURSDAY, Feb. 4 — The Eastside Lansing Food Co-op, or ELFCO, is re-opening in the Allen Neighborhood Center. The move comes as …
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