I graduated from MSU in 2009 with a BA in linguistics and I'm interested in logic, language, and meaning (and in that order). I joined the Lansing Cluster in July 2012 as an On-Site Coordinator and Promotions Assistant and started slinging the soundboard shortly thereafter. In November 2012, I started producing the technical side of the Steve Gruber Show and I'm the Technical Director of the Michigan Talk Network. Oh yeah, and I grew up on a farm and live in my grandparents' 150-year-old farmhouse. A dozen cats patrol the barns around my house and I have a name for almost every one of them!
Chinese delegation visits Michigan
In a press release today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced a partnership between the State of Michigan and China’s Jiangsu Province. The announcement comes during a visiting delegation from Jiangsu to Lansing in which the parties agreed t…
Union membership drops 11 percent
After the first full year of accounting since the Right to Work law was passed in Michigan, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found an 11 percent decrease in union membership for the state from 2013 to 2014. Jonathan Oosting of MLive reports that in 2014, 14...
Michigan Democrats Repond to State of the State
Michigan governor Rick Snyder's 2015 State of the State address has garnered mostly positive response so far, although state Democrats say that the devil is in the details. Snyder's main topic was his "River of Opportunity," which he outlined as a plan to streamline gover…
Two BWL Executives Dismissed in Two Days
The Lansing Board of Water and Light has dismissed its General Manager J. Peter Lark, and the Lansing State Journal’s Steven Reed reports that Chief Administrative Officer Susan Devon was dismissed just one day later. The Board of Commissioners voted 5-3 to terminate Devon “for…
ACT Protests Michigan Department of Education Decision
Protesting the Michigan Department of Education and DTMB’s Joint Evaluation Committee’s plan to transition to the College Board’s SAT college entrance assessment, the ACT formally requested an appeal hearing. Kyle Feldscher of Mlive reports that the AC…
More Presidential Doublespeak
President Obama's remarks on the action to lift sanctions on Cuba provide an example of doublespeak. They contain an outright lie embedded in emotional phrasing. President Obama states that the reason for "normalizing" relations between the countries is to help the Cuban peopl…
SGS Podcast – Seton Motley – 12/17/14
Seton Motley, President of Less Government, talks about the proposed overreaches by the EPA.
SGS Podcast – Rick Jones – 12/17/14
State Senator Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) plans to place a Nativity scene at the State Capitol in response to a Satanist organization hosting a display there.
SGS Podcast – Al Pscholka – 12/17/14
State Representative Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville) proposed a bill to classify student athletes as students and not employees.
SGS Podcast – Lanada Williams – 12/17/14
Psychotherapist and CEO of Alliance Family Solutions, LLC Lanada Williams discusses the rape allegations surrounding comedian Bill Cosby.