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  Hear the Show 28:25 min – 16.2 mb mp3 When it comes to the development of autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. It takes a warehouse full of technology – cameras, radars and other sensors, security and recognition technology, not to mention a trunkful of computers […]

  Hear the conversation 16:05 – 9.2 mb mp3 Danton Cole, an 18-year coaching veteran with international, professional and collegiate experience, is the new head coach of the Michigan State hockey program. Cole, who was a key member of some of the most successful Spartan hockey teams in program history, comes to Michigan State from […]

  Hear the conversation 5:08 – 7 mb mp3 Andy Granskog, a 1986 graduate of the Ag Engineering program at Michigan State University, is the state engineer for USDA Rural Development in Michigan. He is also a Farm Lane Society member and Yooper. “I’m from a dairy farm. My father was a vocational agriculture teacher […]

  Hear the conversation 21:43 – 12.4 mb mp3 The Michigan State women’s golf team captured the 2017 Big Ten Championship in comeback fashion on April 23 at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio. The Spartans entered the final round eight strokes back of Northwestern and wound up winning the tournament by two shots after […]

  Hear the conversation 11:55 – 6.8 mb mp3 “We care about everything that is outside of earth’s atmosphere – so the entire universe beyond the Earth,” astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says in describing what astrophysicists do. “And we apply the laws of physics as we come to learn them on Earth to the processes […]

  Hear the conversations 35:21 – 20.2 mb mp3 “The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (MiEIBC) is nearly 100 businesses, large and small, engaged in advanced energy here in Michigan, and we cut across the advanced energy spectrum,” Liesl Clark tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “We seek to bring together different […]

  Hear the conversation 5:19 – 3.1 mb mp3 4th annual Casual Commute Day challenges commuters to come clean for a day Governor Snyder has proclaimed Friday, May 5, 2017, as Casual Commute Day. The day raises awareness about how our transportation choices impact the air we breathe, specifically that ozone pollution is caused by […]

  Hear the conversation 9:11 – 5.3 mb mp3 Sally St. Johns is on a mission–to save the planet from global warming and to clear her name. Implicated in a terrorist plot to control all sources of energy, Sally draws on her colorful past, an idealistic attorney, and an aging mother to bring the real […]

  Hear the conversation 15:06 – 8.7 mb mp3 by Kirk Heinze Despite a well-earned reputation as one of America’s “greenest” cities, Grand Rapids still has much work ahead on the sustainability front, especially in the area of racial equity says Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. Joining me on Greening of the Great Lakes, Bliss explains that […]

  Hear the conversations 50:27 – 28.8 mb mp3 One major take away from the 2017 Energy Summit in Grand Rapids is increased optimism about Michigan’s energy future. A summit feature is recognizing the winners of the Michigan Battle of the Buildings ‘Biggest Loser’ competition—building owners and operators who achieved significant energy reduction in 2016. […]

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