MSU Today with Russ White

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MSU Today is a lively look at MSU-related people, places, events and attitudes put into focus by Russ White. Follow and subscribe at Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you get your podcasts.

In the best of times, pursuing recovery from substance use disorders and maintaining sobriety are a daily grind. Factor in the pandemic, its isolating effects, the social and economic upheaval that has followed, and those personal challenges are made all the more difficult.

Ron Hendrick is dean of Michigan State University’s renowned College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on this edition of the MSU Today podcast.

Michigan State University Extension Director Jeff Dwyer joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on the MSU Today podcast.

The Wendy's Company

Todd Penegor is president and CEO of Wendy's and a keynote speaker for the December 2020 master’s degree ceremony at MSU. A graduate of the Eli Broad College of Business, Penegor grew up in Iron Mountain in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where his father was a Wendy's franchisee.

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Emilio Moran is a world-renowned social anthropologist who has studied and published in tropical agriculture, social science, ecology, economics, and, most recently, earth observations from satellites.

Erik “Equal Man” Qualman is a 1994 Broad College of Business graduate and a motivational keynote speaker with an emphasis on leadership, innovation, and digital trends. The last time I spoke with Erik in 2017, he told me his life goal was to empower 7 billion people. By his estimates, he's reached 35 million thus far today.

April Clobes is an MSU alumna and the president and chief executive officer of the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. She joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman for this MSU Today conversation. Beekman is a member of the MSUFCU board of directors.

Karen Grannemann is CEO and general manager of the University Club at Michigan State University. She joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on this segment of MSU Today.

Let’s talk about what's on your plate. With the U.S. food retail industry topping $5 trillion in annual sales, it's no wonder why brands are battling for a spot in your pantry or fridge. Food is big business. And as we head into the holiday season, that battle gets fiercer. Unfortunately, for consumers, that means the grocery aisle can be filled with hundreds of thousands of dubious claims with the intention of spurring a purchase.

Following a national search, Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, has named Jabbar R. Bennett as the university's vice president and chief diversity officer. Bennett will also be a professor in MSU's College of Human Medicine.