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Hear the Conversation 9:55 – 5.7 mb mp3 There are some telltale signs that the fall semester at MSU is nearly here. There are finally fewer orange construction barrels on campus; sound checks at Spartan Stadium can be heard; students are moving back; and there’s the kickoff for the annual One Book, One Community program. […]

Yong Zhao on Spartan Podcast

September 9th, 2009

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Yong Zhao is a university distinguished professor of education at MSU. His new book is Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization. “America’s increasing reliance on standardized testing as a yardstick for educational success is a flawed policy that threatens to undermine our […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez is the author of “The Soloist,” the featured book in the 2009 One Book/One Community program. Lopez talks about his relationship with Nathaniel Ayers and about the challenges facing the entire mental health system in the United States. And he talks about the […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: April is National Poetry Month. Anita Skeen is a professor in MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and leads the Center for Poetry. The Center for Poetry is la very active group that includes a number of student writers across several different majors at MSU. Skeen tells […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: C. Leslie Charles is a lifelong Lansing area resident and MSU alumna who has enjoyed a long career as a professional speaker with an impressive list of satisfied clients throughout North America. The author of seven books, Leslie’s acclaimed, “Why Is Everyone So Cranky?” thrust her into the media […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: From 1983 to 2003, nearly 27,000 young boys and men fled civil war in the Republic of Sudan. These “Lost Boys of Sudan” trekked 1,000 miles across Africa only to face starvation, wild animals and disease. Benjamin Ajak of the San Diego area, a Lost Boy and co-author of […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Con and Steve Demos are putting together the definitive illustratvie history of MSU Spartan football in a book titled The Tradition Continues – Spartan Football. The Demos project covers the three eras of Spartan/Aggie Football; MAC, MSC, and MSU. Over 124 years of football highlights are revealed, including many […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Mohammed Ayoob is a University Distinguished Professor of international relations at MSU’s James Madison College and the Department of Political Science. In his book “The Many Faces of Political Islam,” Ayoob, a renowned scholar of Middle Eastern affairs, challenges Western assumptions about Islamic politics but also argues that democracy […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: The One Book, One Community program encourages the East Lansing and MSU community to read the same book over a six-week period and to come together to discuss it in a variety of settings. The 2007 selection is Susan Carol McCarthy’s “Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands.” Susan talks […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Jack Ebling is a broadcaster and writer who has covered high school, college, and pro sports for nearly 30 years. He has been named Michigan Sportswriter of the Year three times and was inducted into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Ebling spent more than 24 […]

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