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"Listen In, Michigan" is an audio storytelling feature brought to you by the online alumni magazine, Michigan Today. From historical features and alumni dispatches to campus news and provocative opinions, "Listen In, Michigan" will entertain and inform, helping to keep you connected to the University of Michigan — today.

"Listen In, Michigan" is an audio storytelling feature brought to you by the online alumni magazine, Michigan Today. From historical features and alumni dispatches to campus news and provocative opinions, "Listen In, Michigan" will entertain and inform, helping to keep you connected to the University of Michigan — today.

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United States

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"Listen In, Michigan" is an audio storytelling feature brought to you by the online alumni magazine, Michigan Today. From historical features and alumni dispatches to campus news and provocative opinions, "Listen In, Michigan" will entertain and inform, helping to keep you connected to the University of Michigan — today.

Language:

English

Contact:

734-647-5717


Episodes

Episode 43: Art'sTangible Effect, feat. Wendell Pierce

2/22/2021
University Musical Society Register to view "Some Old Black Man" 5 things to know about "Some Old Black Man" Post-premiere discussion with the cast & crew The making of "Some Old Black Man" Set tour Producing theater in a pandemic

Duration:00:18:16

Episode 42: The interior life of Albert Kahn, featuring Claire Zimmerman

1/29/2021
Michigan Today Claire Zimmerman Albert Kahn Associates

Duration:00:19:38

Episode 41: The conquering heroines of Title IX, featuring Sara Fitzgerald, BA '73

10/23/2020
Conquering Heroines: How Women Fought Sex Bias at Michigan and Paved the Way for Title IX.

Duration:00:18:59

Episode 40: Ken Fischer: Ann Arbor's 'Music Man'

8/30/2020
University Musical Society

Duration:00:20:45

Episiode 39: Going /aut/ with Keith Orr and Martin Contreras

6/27/2020
When Keith Orr and Martin Contreras refashioned their Mexican restaurant La Casita de Lupe into /aut/BAR in 1995, they sought to deliver a radically different gay-positive experience to the people of Ann Arbor. Their club would be the city’s first full-time, gay-owned gay bar. For the more than two decades that followed, Orr and Contreras created a sanctuary in Kerrytown’s Braun Court that sustained and nurtured the local LGBTQ community through myriad social, political, and legislative ups...

Duration:00:15:43

Prof Andrea Turpin: The first female students at U-M

2/28/2020
The Heritage Project Madelon's World Andrea Turpin "A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917 (American Institutions and Society)."

Duration:00:11:45

The editor and the the giants

2/28/2020
Bentley Historical Library Collections Magazine Esquire Classic: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Duration:00:20:29

It's a Woman's World, featuring Coach Kim Barnes Arico

2/28/2020
Kim Barnes Arico mgoblue.com

Duration:00:16:26

Capturing space at the Michigan Union

1/24/2020
This is how you 'capture space' (Michigan Today) Listen in, Michigan, Episode 19 -- Re:Union Constructing gender: The origins of Michigan's Union and League (Bentley Historical Library.) Renovated, improved, historic Michigan Union offers intriguing features (University Record) Union project revealed surprises, reuse opportunities (University Record) Michigan Union Re:Union website

Duration:00:12:57

Squirrels on film, feat. Corey Seeman

12/20/2019
Corey Seeman Flickr Follow Corey Seeman @cseeman on Twitter Follow Corey at cseeman3 on Instagram Read about the history of U-M's fascination with the campus squirrel: Just Nuts at heritage.umich.edu More Michigan Today stories about the University of Michigan

Duration:00:19:29

The band plays on, feat. John Pasquale

11/27/2019
Michigan Marching Band Michigan Today John Pasquale How we went blue Albert Ahronheim, onetime drum major of the Marching Band, deconstructs the iconic "Let's Go Blue" tune, starting with his initial conversation with George Cavender in the early '70s. Strike up the band When he was just a sophomore in the early 1950s, Jerry Bilik (who barely passed the MMB audition as 17th of 18 trombones) discovered a talent for writing and arranging that would transform the Michigan Marching Band...

Duration:00:24:16

There were bells, feat. Tiffany Ng

9/26/2019
Music featured in this episode (in order of appearance): Circle of Life from "The Lion King" Nut -- Goddess of the Night Sky by Trevor Weston Hypnos -- by Phyllis Chen

Duration:00:21:22

Woodstock: An acoustic synthesis of the ’60s

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

Duration:00:22:09

Talk about 'music to your ears'

7/19/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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