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On this month’s State of the State podcast from Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), institute director Matt Grossmann and assistant director Arnold Weinfeld welcome Suann Hammersmith to this month’s conversation. Hammersmith is executive director of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Dr. Claudia Finkelstein is Director of Wellness, Resilience and Vulnerable Populations at Michigan State University's renowned College of Human Medicine. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. She talks about our collective mental health as we cautiously emerge from the pandemic.

Suzanne Sena is an Emmy-nominated television personality, former Fox News channel anchor, and the founder of Sena-Series Media Training. She also played Brook Alvarez on the comedic TV series, The Onion News Network. She's an author and keynote speaker, and she's an alumna of Michigan State University and native of Dearborn, Michigan.

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Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman joins Russ White for an update on all things MSU Athletics on this edition of the MSU Today podcast.

Bill Beekman, MSU vice-president and director of Athletics at Michigan State University is joined by Todd Edwards on this edition of the MSU Today podcast. Edwards is executive director of Student Athlete Support Services (SASS) at MSU. Joining Todd are student-athletes Caroline Szabo and John Gove.

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After several years of research and analysis, Michigan State University has released an institution-wide strategic plan to address sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking issues that collectively will help foster a safer campus community.

On this month’s State of the State podcast from MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, hosts Arnold Weinfeld, Charley Ballard, and Matt Grossmann welcome MSU Assistant Professor of Communication Dustin Carnahan to the program to discuss his research into political information seeking behavior with an emphasis on the role of communication processes in forwarding and correcting misinformation. 

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Malawi’s first female president, Joyce Banda, came to power under peculiar circumstances. She was never elected as president, but as the country’s vice president she ascended into power after her male predecessor, Bingu Mutharika, died in office.

It was 51 years ago we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day. That was April 22, 1970. An estimated 20 million people participated back in 1970 and the observance has since become a global phenomenon. MSU Today is observing and celebrating Earth Day 2021 with a conversation with two highly regarded experts in environmental policy and environmental law.

Erica Kangas, MSU class of 2010, is the vice president of engineering and a founding team member at Dough, a mission-backed startup with more than $1million dollars in venture capital funding that's quickly growing, in part, due to the application of the knowledge and skills she acquired as a double major in mathematics and economics and member of the Honors College at Michigan State University.