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Dave Sharp: Getting snazzy and jazzy on Main Street

6/14/2019
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Bassist and local jazz enthusiast Dave Sharp has found a new groove on Main Street as musical director of the Blue LLama Jazz Club. The elegant new venue already has hosted such artists as Ravi Coltrane, Joey DeFrancesco, and Kurt Elling.

Duration:00:19:02

Being not-rich at U-M

4/12/2019
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Meet U-M senior Lauren Schandevel, creator of the online guide "Being not-rich at U-M." The crowd-sourced Google doc surpasses 100 pages and has hundreds of contributors who sign in to pass along financial tips, life wisdom, and practical advice to low-income students like herself.

Duration:00:16:41

Locked in at the Bentley

3/14/2019
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Join us in the Vault at U-M's Bentley Historical Library, where precious University documents and cultural artifacts are stashed. You would not believe what's in here: items, correspondence, and other items related to everyone from Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King to John Lennon and Alfred Hitchcock.

Duration:00:20:30

And now for the highlights!

2/1/2019
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At Listen in, Michigan, you may hear revered University of Michigan scholar Ralph Williams quoting Shakespeare, alumnus and composer Albert Ahronheim deconstructing ‘Let’s Go Blue,’ or raconteur John U. Bacon talking sports. With this 25th episode of the podcast, we showcase some of our favorite segments from the last 24! Enjoy!

Duration:00:14:32

We Can Be Heroes

12/14/2018
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He was brilliant, brave, and curious — and his tale unspools like a thrilling mystery. Architect Raoul Wallenberg, ’35, protected thousands of Jews from the Nazis in World War II. And then he disappeared off the face of the earth.

Duration:00:20:56

Dan Chace: Football's Valhalla, The Bob Ufer Story

12/14/2018
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Filmmaker Dan Chace, BA ’83, shares the labor of love that manifested as a beautiful documentary about beloved Wolverines football announcer Bob Ufer. The film is called "Footballs's Valhalla: The Bob Ufer Story."

Duration:00:20:14

Keith Taylor's Ecstatic Destinations

12/14/2018
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Poet and retired lecturer Keith Taylor delivers a new book that celebrates Ann Arbor and all its charms. In Taylor’s world, the skateboarder is angel, the hickory is holy woman, and the park bench? Nirvana.

Duration:00:20:37

I Witness, feat. Andy Sacks and Jay Cassidy

12/14/2018
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Good news! Your 1968 photo of RFK is on the cover of a 2017 bestseller. Bad news: It’s credited to someone else. Listen in as Michigan Daily alumni Andy Sacks and Jay Cassidy take you back to Spring 1968 when RFK campaigned for a presidential bid in Detroit. As student photographers, Sacks and Cassidy captured some of the last images of Kennedy before he was assassinated several weeks later. Flash forward to 2017, and Sacks discovers one of his photos from that day is on the cover of an RFK...

Duration:00:19:13

John U. Bacon on "The Best of Bacon"

12/14/2018
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Raconteur John U. Bacon, BA ’86/MA ’94, regales the listener with tales – heartfelt and hilarious – culled from a 25-year career covering sports. His book "The Best of Bacon" features “select cuts,” showcasing Michigan heroes Bo Schembechler and Jim Abbott, as well as Detroit legends Ernie Harwell, Joe Louis, and more.

Duration:00:22:56

Re:Union, the State of the Michigan Union

12/14/2018
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In this episode, we chat with Susan Pile, U-M’s senior director of university unions and auxiliary services. She is managing the 20-month renovation of the beloved Michigan Union, but fear not: She is fiercely protective of its legacy.

Duration:00:18:04

Flour Power at Zingerman's Bakehouse

12/14/2018
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Zingerman's Bakehouse co-owner Frank Carollo, BS ’76, celebrates 25 years in business with a gorgeous cookbook rich in history, humor, and of course, those precious how-to's. You can practically smell the bread baking as Frank shares his love of one of Ann Arbor's most precious resources.

Duration:00:14:39

Object Lessons

12/14/2018
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From dinosaurs to dioramas, U-M holds some 25 million specimens and cultural objects in more than 20 distinct museums, libraries, and collections. Listen in, as we ‘meet’ some of the explorers who amassed this expansive archive.

Duration:00:16:00

Kids today

12/14/2018
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Student organizations at U-M may be sublime (Solar Car) or ridiculous (Squirrel Club). Either way, the students who manage them are extraordinarily bright, motivated, and accomplished. Meet them on the Michigan Diag in this raucous episode.

Duration:00:12:11

Jerry Bilik: Strike up the band

12/14/2018
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Composer/arranger Jerry Bilik, BMus ’55/MMus ’61, takes you inside the Michigan Marching Band. He’s the artist behind some of their most beloved classics. Plus he's a huge Beatles fan.

Duration:00:18:32

Lee Berry: Rebirth of the State Theatre

12/14/2018
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The Michigan Theater Foundation’s Lee Berry, BA ’78/MBA ’99, previews the new-and-improved State Theatre. At the time of the recording, the theater was still under renovation. It's quite spectacular now!

Duration:00:18:22

Gail Offen: Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor

12/14/2018
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Gail Offen, BGS ’78, takes foodies on a tasty trip through A2 past and present, from the Del Rio to Pizza Bob’s, from Drake’s to Le Dog. Her book "Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor" is filled with local history and wonderful anecdotes.

Duration:00:18:34

Will Potter: Fighting the good fight for a free press

12/14/2018
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Investigative reporter, civil rights advocate, and U-M journalism instructor Will Potter talks propaganda, dissent, and a free press that is anything but an ‘enemy of the people.’ Preach, Will.

Duration:00:21:41

Terry McDonald: 22 Ways to Think About the University of Michigan

12/14/2018
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Bentley Historical Library Director Terrence McDonald examines the creative (and often conflictual) tension that has long existed between U-M and its constituents.

Duration:00:15:27

200 years and counting

12/14/2018
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U-M’s bicentennial (2017) is upon us. What better time to celebrate the legacies and achievements that make Michigan what it is? Hear from U-M historians Kim Clarke and Gary Krenz. They will regale you with trivia that will entertain your alumni party guests. We promise.

Duration:00:18:18

Heather Ann Thompson: Blood in the Water

12/14/2018
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Author and U-M professor Heather Ann Thompson, BA ’87/MA ’87, delivers the first definitive history of the 1971 Attica prison uprising and its devastating aftermath.

Duration:00:11:01