Click & Listen to HOUR 1 (9 AM-10 AM): [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/lal-1.mp3]
Fike Rocks the Bike – John Fike, EMU Instructor – An Eastern Michigan University instructor is riding his bike 450 miles through Michigan this weekend to raise money to help students study abroad and learn non-profit leadership skills. Did we mention that John Fike is 70 years old? Follow John Fike’s quest on Facebook, @BikingForEMUStudents. To donate to the cause, visit www.EMUFoundation.org.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/fike.mp3]
Deb Kern, Humane Society of Huron Valley , along with Dean Erskine – Our Pet of the Week is Lulu, a sweet-as-pie 10-year-old grey and tan Domestic Longhair! Lulu came to the shelter after her family moved and could not take her with them. Lulu truly is a pearl that just needs a loving adopter to help her to come out of her shell. Listen to this week’s interview at the link below for more info about LuLu and many other animals waiting for their forever homes who are available from the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/pet.mp3]
Ann Arbor Chronicle: Pedestrians, Public Art, and Downpours – Mary Morgan, Publisher, Ann Arbor Chronicle: A proposed hotel on Ann Arbor’s westside is on hold. Ann Arbor Planning commissioners want the project to include a better layout for pedestrians and bicyclists. It’s a common theme that developers are facing in Ann Arbor. (Read the Chronicle report here.) The Public Art Commission considered whether to reward random acts of art. Mary explains what happened with that idea, and we get her thoughts on the public art proposals for the Stadium Bridges. Finally, who was that bearded man cleaning out storm drains in the middle of this week’s deluge?
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/mary.mp3]
Around the Home: Building a Custom Home – Pete Nowakowski, Marketing & Communications Director, BRAG Ann Arbor; Andrea Campbell, Marketing Coordinator, and Jef Forward, Founder, Forward Design Build – The idea of building a one-of-a-kind custom home, while tantalizing, can be intimidating. Learn what to expect from the custom home building process and the benefits of the Design Build approach versus competitive bidding. Forward Design Build is hosting a Custom Home Workshop Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10 AM-12 PM at BRAG Ann Arbor, 179 Little Lake Dr., off Parkland Plaza on the south side of Jackson Rd. between Wagner and Zeeb. Visit www. PlanForward.net for more info.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/home.mp3]
Click & Listen to HOUR 2 (10 AM-11 AM): [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/lal-2.mp3]
Healthy Living: The Little Blue Dynamos – Tina Miller, R.D. /Meijer Healthy Living Advisor – Did you know that blueberries are one of the healthiest foods you can eat? (Click the link to hear our interview, and read Tina’s blog here, which includes a couple of fun recipes for you to try.)
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/tina.mp3]
Travel Michigan: The Amish in Michigan – David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations, Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Council) – The Amish community located in the Centreville area, is the largest and oldest in Michigan. Settled back in 1910, the Amish have several church districts with both Swiss Amish and Pennsylvania German-ethnicity Amish groups. Discover history and heritage, intriguing attractions, countryside and friendly communities. Take a few days from the ‘grind’ to enjoy a quieter world.
Click to Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/dave.mp3]
Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage: What’s Next? – Richard Primus, University of Michigan Law Professor – As gays and those who support them celebrated this week’s Supreme Court rulings, the legislative debate on gay marriage is still a question mark in many states, including Michigan. UM Law Professor Richard Primus, an expert in law, history and theory of U.S. Constitution and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, helps us understand this complicated issue.
Click to Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/primus.mp3]
Click & Listen to HOUR 3 (11 AM-12 PM): [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/lal-3.mp3]
Damian On Design – Michigan As A State of Design: A Blueprint for Detroit’s New Reality – Will Wittig, Dean of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy; Damian Farrell, Architect, Damian Farrell Design Group – Located in the heart of Detroit, UD Mercy and its students are committed to the success of the city. University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), part of the School of Architecture, was instrumental in crafting the Detroit Future City strategic framework plan. The plan is expected to be transformational in the evolution of Detroit in terms of the impact it will have on future land use, prosperity, and quality of life for Detroit’s residents.
Click to Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/damian.mp3]
Events This Week with Ann Arbor Observer’s Katie Whitney: Katie joins us with a snapshot of great events for you to enjoy around the Ann Arbor area. Click below to listen to our conversation, and visit the Observer’s website at www.arborweb.com and list your own events.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/events.mp3]
Non-Profit Spotlight: Saving the Bomber Plant – Dennis Norton, Yankee Air Museum – Willow Run is where more than 40,000 workers from across America came together to build more than 8,800 B-24 Liberator bombers, and help win the war. The iconic Rosie the Riveter (Rose Will Monroe, from Pulaski, KY) did her riveting here. The Bomber Plant is an historic treasure and now the Yankee Air Museum and Michigan Aerospace Foundation are hoping to save a portion of it for preservation. To help save a piece of history, click here.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/062413/norton.mp3]