The Spartan Podcast

Voices from the Banks of the Red Cedar

Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:20:01 +0000


National Ag Week shines a spotlight on benefits of Michigan agriculture

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:01:05 +0000

  Hear the commentary 1:59 min – 1.2 mb mp3 On this week’s Ag Report on Greening of the Great Lakes, Angel Jenio, communications director for the Michigan Corn Growers Association, discusses the importance of this week’s “National Ag Week” celebration for everyone in Michigan. “For corn farmers and everyone involved in Michigan agriculture, Ag […]

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Ehmpressions of MSU: Patricia Orlowitz, Farm Lane Society Member

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:37:33 +0000

  Hear the conversation 4:37 min – 6.3 mb mp3 Patricia Orlowitz grew up in suburban Detroit and landed on the campus of Michigan State University as an undetermined major within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “Because I knew that was a sector that I liked. And I come from a family of […]

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MSU alumnus advises forestry students to be open-minded about careers in the dynamic lumber industry

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:28:32 +0000

  Hear the conversation 9:01 min – 12.3 mb mp3 Michigan State University alumnus Mike Mordell is executive vice president for international operations for Universal Forest Products International, a Universal Forest Products company. He says the lumber industry features a dynamic supply chain and that the business operates a lot like the stock market. “We […]

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Embracing Green Practices from Ford, Auto Suppliers Showcase Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:19:23 +0000

  Hear the conversation 12:58 min – 7.4 mb mp3 Corporate Responsibility Puts Ford Among World’s Most Ethical Companies for Eighth Straight Year With its focus on being a good corporate citizen, Ford Motor Company has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the eighth straight year – […]

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Reliability provides a market advantage for Michigan’s potato growers

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:06:45 +0000

  Hear the commentary 1:59 min – 1.2 mb mp3 On this week’s Ag Report on Greening of the Great Lakes, Mike Wenkel, manager of the Potato Growers of Michigan, Inc. describes how Michigan’s potato industry is able to provide a reliable supply of potatoes – giving the state a competitive edge. “While many factors […]

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Dr. Mona: Flint children “strong and brave” but will need decades of support to recover and thrive

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:07:53 +0000

  Hear the conversation 9:51 min – 4.5 mb mp3 “I have the honor of seeing our Flint kids almost every day in clinic, and they’re amazing,” Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “They are smart, they are strong, they are bright, they’re resilient and they’re brave. “They appear […]

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Enbridge officials address advisory board and public on Line 5 “holidays”

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:59:01 +0000

  Hear the conversations 34:32 – 19.7 mb mp3 Enbridge officials attended a meeting in Lansing on March 13 to try to assuage fears and concerns about the company’s Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. Valerie Brader is executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy and co-chair of the Michigan Pipeline Safety […]

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Michigan farmland and open spaces preservation programs expanding despite funding challenges

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:20:58 +0000

  Hear the conversation 10:34 min – 4.8 mb mp3 The proliferation of sub-divisions and multi-acre country homes in the 1980s and 1990s came at the expense of large tracts of rural farmland and open spaces property says Stacy Byers, program director of the Ingham County (MI) Farmland and Open Spaces Preservation Board (FOSP). “These […]

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Trade agreements spark opportunity, job creation in U.S. agriculture

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:52:38 +0000

  Hear the commentary 1:59 min – 1.2 mb mp3 Michigan’s pork industry exports more than a quarter of production every year On this week’s Ag Report on Greening of the Great Lakes, Mary Kelpinski, Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Pork Producers Association discusses the positive impact of trade agreements for Michigan’s pig farmers, […]

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Ehmpressions of MSU: John Shelle Professor Emeritus Department of Animal Science

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:50:29 +0000

  Hear the conversation 21:45 – 29.8 mb mp3 John Shelle came from a rather large family that included ten sisters and three brothers. His sisters helped him get his start in the horse industry. “The best thing about my upbringing is that I learned very early in life the woman’s place is any place […]

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