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Purple Michigan is a six-part series reporting on the presidential campaign in Michigan in different locations across the state. This series is paid for by contributions from you to the City Pulse Fund for Community Journalism. To contribute, please go to

City Pulse On the Air, Nov. 29, 2020: Guadalupe Ayala and Tommy McCord

City Pulse editor and publisher Berl Schwartz interviews Guadalupe Ayala, Lansing's first-ever diversity officer, who was appointed by Mayor Schor.

Lansing Poet Laureate Laura Apol hosts livestream reading to benefit Greater Lansing Food Bank

Lansing Poet Laureate Laura Apol is joining EVERYbody Reads bookstore for an online fundraising event to benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Garden Project.

Norm Shinkle decries ‘Antifa’-like tactics before canvassers vote

State Canvasser Norm Shinkle talked to a lot of people locked in his home office over the last five days, looking into what his legal options were heading into Monday’s Board of State Canvasser meeting.

Lansterdam in Review: Dank West Coast strains plant new roots in Webberville

C3 Industries is based in Ann Arbor and its retail brand, Cloud Cover Cannabis, is building a growing cultivation “campus” in a secluded industrial park off I-96 in Webberville.

Blue Owl Coffee helps keep the lights on for Lansing families

Starting tomorrow morning, Blue Owl Coffee Co. will begin donating 10% of its bean and merchandise proceeds through December.

Flash in the Pan: Homemade Bouillon

Leftovers season stretches from Thanksgiving until early January. This year, I’m anticipating more leftovers than usual, as the average dinner party will be smaller, but the average turkey will not.

Byron Field’s life in the Western Front trenches of World War I

When Elizabeth Field Connor discovered her grandfather’s army footlocker from World War I while digging through her father’s musty basement, she had no idea the treasures and mysteries it would unleash

Favorite Things: Timothy David and his Ghostbusters proton pack

David’s favorite thing is the custom-built Ghostbusters proton pack his late grandfather made for him.
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City Pulse Newsmakers Debate: Eaton County Sheriff candidates Tom Reich and Rick Jones
Incumbent Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich and former state Sen. Rick Jones, who are running against each other for sheriff on Nov. …
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City Pulse On the Air: Nov. 15, 2020: Matt Grossmann and Curtis Hertel Jr.
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City Pulse On the Air, Nov. 8 2020, Matt Grossmann and Kyle Melinn
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Nov.8: Matt Grossmann and Kyle Melinn On this edition of City Pulse On the …
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Arts & Culture
Coffee business founded in a basement opens its first shop
517 Coffee Co. Grand opening expected for mid to late-December 6030 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., …
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Recreating the music venue experience with social media
Check out Best Friends Club at In a pandemic that seems to worsen every week, musicians have had the …
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Turn it Down: The Bob Seger you might not know
Depending on which Michigander you talk to, Bob Seger is either Michigan-rock royalty or a dad-rock dud. His long string of mainstream …
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Traditions interrupted as Lansing faces a COVID Thanksgiving
The Hertel family pigskin will have a blank on it for 2020. State Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. said the football has been used in an …
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Cherry growers want to get in on the snacking trend
LANSING – Struggling Michigan cherry farmers hope to cash in on a growing consumer trend during the pandemic: We’re eating …
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Health-conscious pop-up café returns to Old Town Marquee 
Abundance Café, a locally owned pop-up café, is returning once again to the Old Town marquee to serve up delicious …
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