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Current Sports #13 | May 30, 2013

May 31, 2013

Last week, Al visited the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame to chat with Bob Every, who gave him a tour of the hall and and talked about many Lansing sports greats.  Al run's down today's hot topics, including the Red Wings, Tigers and Floyd Mayweather. And Big Ten women's golfer of the year and MSU alumna Caroline Powers joins Current Sports to talk about qualifying for the U.S. Open and turning pro in June.

Current Sports #12 | May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

We continue our discussion on sports injuries with USA Football Regional Manager, Mike Cuzzone. Mike discusses the basics to concussions and how USA Football is making the game safe for the youth. It's Wednesday so its time for another round of Barber Shop Wednesday.

Current Sports #11 | May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013
Michigan State University

We begin a new series on Current State looking at injuries to athletes. Our first guest is former Michigan State football player Arthur Ray Jr. Arthur battled and beat bone cancer. Arthur discusses how his injury affected him on the field and off the field. We also take a look at some of the most gruesome and horrific injuries of all time.

Current Sports #10 | May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

We finish our boxing series today with amateur boxer Brandon Larvadain. Al gets his thoughts on the current state of boxing, his boxing style and Brandon turning pro on June 1st. It's Friday so its time for our annual Reflection Friday with Al and the team.   

Current Sports #9 | May 23, 2013

May 24, 2013

Yesterday we ended the show with callers thoughts on the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia. We continue the conversation on the top of the show. Later in the show Al talks with Grand Rapids boxing trainer Dennis Shimmell Jr. about the state of boxing. The Diamond Classic is underway and Al invites Grand Ledge baseball coach Pat O'Keefe to talk his long running success as a coach. 

Current Sports #8 | May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

Our series on boxing continues with local and former Lansing Community College softball coach and boxing guru Bob Every. Bob shares his thoughts on the current state of boxing and boxing in the Lansing area. Sergio Garcia made a comment about "friend chicken", referring to Tiger Woods. Do you feel this was racist? Listeners and Al share their thoughts. 

Current Sports # 7 | May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

We continue our boxing segment with none other than the great boxing referee and judge, Frank Garza. Frank talks about his time as a judge and a referee and also give his thoughts on the state of boxing. Matt, Alex and Al also give their top 5 boxing exchanges. 

Current Sports # 6 | May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

We continue our boxing and mixed martial arts series with the lead trainer of East Lansing Underground Martial Arts, Matt Torres. Al gets Matt's thoughts about MMA and how it compares to boxing.  Al breaks down the latest in the sports world. We also get some predictions from Matt, Alex and Al on games this week.

Current Sports # 5 | May 17, 2013

May 20, 2013
Help a Willing Kid Foundation

Ali Easley, head boxing trainer of Crown Boxing Club in Lansing and founder of the Help a Willing Kid Foundation, joins Al to discuss his commitment to the youth through boxing.  

Al also gives the dish on the latest in the sports world.

Current Sports # 4 | May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013
Michigan State University

Al begins today's show with none other than Michigan State basketball great Greg Kelser. Greg discusses his time at Michigan State, his time in the NBA, his current role as sports broadcaster and his book about Michigan State basketball. Al also invites Jennifer Swanchara, Lansing Lugnuts PA announcer, to discuss her early success in college and the challenge women face in sports broadcasting.

Current Sports # 3 | May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013
Michigan State University

Former Michigan State basketball great and current Turner Sports broadcaster Steve Smith joins Al to discuss his life at MSU, his life in the NBA and as a broadcaster. Other topics include Jay Harris, Titus Young and a debate about boxing.

Current Sports # 2 | May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013
Michigan State University

Today marks day number two of Current Sports! We kick off today's show with MSU Alumn and Senior Vice President and General Manager of four Atlanta based sports networks, Jeff Genthner. Al also discusses the Tigers, Brady Hoke, and the NBA playoffs. Lastly, Al has a conversation with Matt and Alex about what it takes to succeed as a Sports Journalist. 

Current Sports #1 | May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

Today marks the launch of Current Sports with Al Martin. Al Martin is taking over for longtime host Earle Robinson. To honor Earle, Al invited Earle to be his very first guest and discuss his life as a broadcaster and his life as a retiree. Other conversations include the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Tiger Woods and the NBA Playoffs. We hear from listeners as well and even Al's dad (aww)!

Current Sports with Al Martin launches Monday

May 10, 2013

Al Martin and the Current Sports crew has been preparing for the debut week of Mid-Michigan's newest daily sports talk show...starting Monday, May 13 at 1pm on 870AM.  Al will also be a special guest and regular sports contributor for the daily news/arts radio magazine, Current State.  Be sure to tune in to 870AM next week for special guests including a few Spartan legends, Fox Sports Southwest executive and MSU grad Jeff Genthner...and a special familiar friend to kick of Al's premiere!

Starts Monday! Current Sports with Al Martin

May 7, 2013
portrait: Al Martin

Current Sports with Al Martin premieres Monday, May 13 at 1 p.m.  The new radio talk show from WKAR tackles sports topics in depth, with special guests and listener interaction, while exploring new ground.