MSU Today with Russ White

Sundays at 4 p.m. on 105.1 FM and AM 870 and 7 p.m. on AM 760 WJR

MSU Today is a lively look at MSU-related people, places, events and attitudes put into focus by Russ White. 

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“Our mission within the university is that we’re the hub of a lot of the food, agriculture, and natural resources research that goes on at MSU,” Doug Buhler tells Kirk Heinze on MSU Today. “Our job is to help a lot of bright, motivated faculty address key research needs for Michigan and beyond.” 

Buhler is assistant vice president for research and graduate studies at MSU and director of MSU AgBioResearch.


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Governor Snyder continues to lead efforts to update Michigan solid waste policy and provide funding for initiatives to triple Michigan’s recycling rate.

To underscore and further support those efforts, the 36th Annual Michigan Recycling Coalition and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality State of Recycling conferences kick off May 15 in Kalamazoo.


Daily Detroit

In his new book, After the Fact: The Erosion of Truth and the Inevitable Rise of Donald Trump, Saline Michigan native, Eastern Michigan University alumnus, and USA Today business reporter Nathan Bomey writes that “Donald Trump did not usher the post-fact era into existence. He was a product of it. He was its inevitable outcome."


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State of the State is a monthly discussion with MSU researchers who provide context and evidence to inform Michigan policy debates.

Matt Grossmann, political scientist and Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), Charles Ballard, economist and Director of the State of the State Survey, and Arnold Weinfeld, associate director of IPPSR, engage in a lively discussion of Michigan policy and current events each month.


Friday May 4 is Clean Commute Day in Michigan

May 3, 2018
CATA

Governor Snyder and Lansing Mayor Andy Schor have officially proclaimed Friday May 4 as Clean Commute Day in the State of Michigan and City of Lansing.

Clean Commute Day is a regional competition between Greater Lansing, Grand Rapids, Southeast Michigan, and Southwest Michigan. Each region is competing for the title of Michigan's "Cleanest-Commuting Community."


MSU Broad College

Sanjay Gupta is the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He joined the Broad College in 2007 as the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.


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It was 48 years ago we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day, April 22, 1970. Created by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, an estimated 20 million folks participated nationwide.  The observance has since become a global phenomenon.  MSU Today is marking Earth Day 2018 with a roundtable conversation among environmental experts working in Michigan— three individuals who have devoted much of their lives to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of our planet.


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To showcase the latest in student-led research at Michigan State University, two student investigators presented their academic endeavors at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 13.

MSU Establishes Foglio Chair of Spirituality

Apr 13, 2018
Russ White

Michigan State University is establishing the Foglio Chair of Spirituality in its College of Arts and Letters.

The Foglio Chair is named to honor Father Jake Foglio, an alumnus and Roman Catholic priest still in active ministry after more than 50 years of service to the MSU community through St. Johns Student Parish, 11 years on the faculty, and as an invaluable spiritual advisor for countless student-athletes and coaches. 

Last year was one of the worst years for the invasive pest known as the stink bug, and this year is going to be even worse, according to Michigan State University Entomologist Howard Russell, aka MSU’s Bugman.

“The one people are complaining about now is the brown marmorated stink bug, says Russell. “It showed up in Michigan for the first time around 2010. It was first found in southwest Michigan and ever since has been spreading throughout the Lower Peninsula.”


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Kevin Frank is an associate professor in Michigan State University’s renowned Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and he’s an Extension turf specialist.

“In general, we had more of a predictable winter,” Frank says. “Overall, I don’t think winter did any lasting damage to turf. The record February flooding may have caused some issues on some golf courses locally. But for home lawns in general, winter’s impact hasn’t been significant.”


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Michigan State University scholars Matt Grossmann, Charles Ballard, and Arnold Weinfeld continue their analysis of the most recent State of the State Survey results. In this second part of the conversation, the group focuses on Michigan residents’ views of the governor’s race and ballot propositions.


Food waste was the topic of discussion when Michigan State University (MSU) hosted its second “Our Table” event on Wednesday, March 21.

Food@MSU is a campus-wide initiative to foster dialogue, listen to consumers, and help all of us make more informed choices about what we eat,” says Sheril Kirshenbaum, who moderates the Our Table conversations. “Our Table is a series of roundtable discussions on a variety of topics like food access and food waste.”


Multiple Screen Use Affects Snack Choices

Mar 21, 2018
Kurt Stepnitz

Using multiple screen devices simultaneously while snacking may influence food choices, according to a new Michigan State University study.

Specifically, when people engage in media multitasking that makes them feel good, they're more prone to eat healthy, says Anastasia Kononova, assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, who led the study.
 


MSU alumnus Scott Moore is the voice of Michigan State University hockey and baseball for the Spartan Sports Network. This past hockey season, Moore called his 1,000th game for SSN.

“It’s been a dream come true, and it’s been a joy for me to be able to do this,” says Moore. “I tell people that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. And I have yet to work in the last 26 years.”


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