East Lansing Public Library Podcast
The Director’s Cut: Episode Seven - Nick Berry, Blue Owl Coffee

The Director’s Cut: Episode Seven - Nick Berry, Blue Owl Coffee

July 31, 2019

Nick Berry is one of the owners of Blue Owl Coffee. Blue Owl Coffee grew from a coffee bike to a 1,500 sq. ft. brick and mortar café located in the REOTown neighborhood, a new roasting operation facility, a cozy 700 sq. ft. café and a new 3,000 sq. ft. Blue Owl Coffee Café.

The Director’s Cut: Episode Six - Matthew Desmond, Author of Evicted

The Director’s Cut: Episode Six - Matthew Desmond, Author of Evicted

June 6, 2019

Matthew is a professor of sociology at Princeton University and the author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Evicted has also been selected for the City of East Lansing – Michigan State University One Book One Community program, which encourages the community to read the same book and come together to explore its themes and issues.

 

The Director’s Cut: Episode Five - Author of Michigan Lighthouses, John Wagner

The Director’s Cut: Episode Five - Author of Michigan Lighthouses, John Wagner

May 6, 2019

John Wagner, a resident of East Lansing, Michigan is the author, photographer and pilot of the Michigan Lighthouse series. John began the series in 1985 as an incidental photographic interest. In 1989, the concept of a book unfolded. The first printing of the book, Michigan Lighthouses, An Aerial Photographic Perspective, occurred in January 1994, and was sold out in November 1996.

The Director’s Cut: Episode Four - Michigan House Representative, Julie Brixie

The Director’s Cut: Episode Four - Michigan House Representative, Julie Brixie

March 15, 2019

Julie Brixie is Michigan's newly elected State Representative for the 69th House District. 

 

The Director’s Cut: Episode Three - Polo Tate

The Director’s Cut: Episode Three - Polo Tate

January 18, 2019

An interview with Polo Tate, the great, great granddaughter of Ransom Eli Olds (R.E. Olds), inventor of the Oldsmobile. Polo earned appointments to both The United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Polo attended the United States Air Force Academy straight out of high school, but left during her second year, which led to her debut memoir Deep Dark Blue.

The Director’s Cut: Episode Two - Khalid el-Hakim, Founder of Black History 101 Mobile Museum

The Director’s Cut: Episode Two - Khalid el-Hakim, Founder of Black History 101 Mobile Museum

January 17, 2019

A conversation with Khalid el-Hakim, founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, an award winning collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia.

The Director’s Cut: Episode One - Mitch Albom

The Director’s Cut: Episode One - Mitch Albom

December 4, 2018

An interview with Mitch Albom, an award-winning, best-selling author, journalist, radio and television broadcaster. His books, including The Five People You Meet in Heaven, have collectively sold more than 39 million copies worldwide. He became a nationally-acclaimed sports journalist at the Detroit Free Press and one of the best-known media figures in Detroit’s history.