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Be it the majesty of the Great Lakes or the shame of Flint’s water crisis, Michigan is undeniably known for its close relationship to H2O. Michigan Clean Water is a nonprofit dedicated to making sure that its water stays pure and clean. Its work is vital in this age of constant pollution and apocalyptic climate change. more
My favorite thing is all the art on my walls. Much of it is paintings I’ve got from friends and pictures I’ve picked up from flea markets and stuff like that. more
For nearly 40 years, Theresa L. Weller has used her prodigious genealogy skills to help families find lost relatives, but nothing prepared her for the difficulties she overcame in researching the Biddle Band, who occupied Mackinac Island long before it became a tourist destination. more
After limited and mostly virtual theater productions became all the rage due to pandemic restrictions, two Lansing companies are looking forward to reopening the stages come autumn.  more
At Zyara Grill, the food is prepared fresh right in front of your eyes. You definitely can’t get the kind of experience at a McDonald’s. On the menu, you can expect to find all of the staple Mediterranean dishes more
The search for solutions to Lansing’s record-breaking epidemic of gun violence is now focused on a promising program known as “Advance Peace” that aims to influence the lives of young people who are most at risk of being the next one to pull the trigger. more
It’s a broiling summer day, and rather than lounging in an air-conditioned living room, John Dickerson is toiling in the sun at Magnolia Farms, planting crops like kale and Swiss chard.  more
On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, reporter Cole Tunningley talks to Smitty Smith, one of the key organizers of the 2021 Pumpstock Music Festival. Pumpstock is an annual music festival dedicated to roots music and Americana. It was canceled last year due to the pandemic, but now it's coming back strong than ever with a roster of acts from around the country. more
Michael Brand, director of MSU’s Wharton Center since 2004, announced his plans to retire this week. He plans to exit before the fall, although he is willing to stay on a bit longer, if asked. more
The world of writers was agog when federal legislation was introduced to hire unemployed authors to produce a written chronicle of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on American society.  more
Buying new tires can really break the bank, especially if you need all four replaced. Unfortunately, in most cities around the United States, you need a car if you want to get around, go to work and … more
I picked out my complete collection of the Duke University Press “Latin American Readers,” which are all primary source documents for different countries in Latin America. I have 17 of them.  more
Are you a gearhead? Do you dig classic cars? Are you a history geek and track mankind’s progress based on its taste in automobiles? more
After Adam Jonathan Jones, 45, passed away this year, his friend (and From Big Sur bandmate) Kevin Ream began searching for the songs he left behind. The result is a new self-titled Adam Jones compilation showcasing the late songwriter’s dynamic output of music. From lush rock ’n roll and funky jams, to experimental loner-folk ballads, this disc is a heartfelt sendoff for a brilliant local talent. more
From the tiniest of baby rabbits to the fiercest of bald eagles, any wild animal out there, no matter its position on the food chain, can become prone to a life-threatening injury. more
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, July 18, 2021: Sally Potter, Festival of Oddities, Grey Matter On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, arts editor Skyler Ashley speaks with concert … more
Around 8:30 p.m. last Friday, the setting sun beamed straight into singer Freddie Cunningham’s eyes. more
A lone trombone casts a shard of song onto the waves, a bottle with a note inside: Is anybody out there? more
My favorite thing is my cast iron pan. I got it from my mom, who got it from her mom. It’s been in our family for 30 years. It saw a lot of food. It fed us really well during my childhood.  more
Detroit media personality Harvey Ovshinsky’s memoir “Scratching the Surface: Adventures in Storytelling” is a cathartic journey.  more
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