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