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Woodstock: An acoustic synthesis of the ’60s

8/30/2019
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Music samples were pulled from the Woodstock film trailer at YouTube.

Duration:00:22:09

Talk about 'music to your ears'

7/19/2019
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The artists featured in this episode are (in order of appearance): Snarky Puppy performing "Bad Kid" Tarek Yamani Trio performing "Hala Land" [Emerson String Quartet]() performing "Bartok String Quartet No. 5" Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" recomposed by Max Richter Visit ums.org/playlists

Duration:00:20:49

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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Being not-rich at Michigan has been adapted by college students at other universities nationwide. It's a valuable resource for students and parents of all incomes, with great information about jobs, internships, mentors, community support, and more.

Duration:00:16:41

Locked in at the Bentley

3/14/2019
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Brian Williams, assistant director and archivist at U-M's Bentley Historical Library, is a font of U-M facts and trivia. History nuts and people who like old stuff, quite literally, should enjoy this episode of “Listen in, Michigan." Here are links to some of the extraordinary items that Williams: Fielding Yost’s 1901 contract to become the first football coach at U-M https://quod.lib.umich.edu/b/bhl/x-bl017701/bl017701 The 1817 draft of the act to establish the Catholepistemiad or...

Duration:00:20:30

And now for the highlights!

2/1/2019
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The best of Listen in, Michigan Welcome to the 25th episode of Listen in, Michigan. In celebration of the miracle that I have actually survived making 24 of these podcasts, no small feat for a print journalist working alone in a recording studio, I have cut together some of my favorite snippets from the podcast so far. If you haven’t listened or subscribed yet, I hope you will. As you’ll hear, I have a lot of fun with my subjects. Episode 23: Football's Valhalla Episode 21: I...

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 vanished off the face of the earth. Details of his disappearance remain a mystery to this day, but he likely was murdered in a Russian prison shortly after the war ended. And though he is gone, the descendants of those Wallenberg saved continue to walk this earth, thanks to his courage and...

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." Read full story at Michigan Today More on Dan Chace 2012 Documentary: Perseverance: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor Black Point West Films

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. Read full story at Michigan Today More on John U. Bacon Best of Bacon: Select Cuts John Bacon's Website

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. Read full story at Michigan Today Michigan Union Photos and History More on Union Renovation Renovation Website "Find It" Resource

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 the kitchen. Read full story at Michigan Today Zingerman's Bakehouse More on Zingerman's Zingerman's Website

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. Read full story at Michigan Today Object Lessons & the Formation of Knowledge More on Object Lessons Carla Sinopoli Kerstin Barndt Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Duration:00:16:00

Kids today

12/14/2018
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Student organizations at the University of Michigan range from the sublime (Solar Car) to the 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, loud, and energetic episode. Read full story at Michigan Today More on Festifall View "How to Festifall" Checklist Video Festifall Information

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. Read full story at Michigan Today More on Bilik and the Band Jerry Bilik's website Michigan Marching Band William D. Revelli

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! Read full story at Michigan Today View Michigan Theater Website

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. Read full story at Michigan Today Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor

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. Read full story at Michigan Today [View Video of Jay Cassidy as Featured Alum][2] More on Will Potter Potter's Website Ted Talk Faculty Contact

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. Read full story at Michigan Today More on Terry McDonald Faculty Contact Appointment Story

Duration:00:15:27