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LCC hosts 'Stateside on the Road' show

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The comedy trio "Quality Scary," consisting of (from left) Dan Hartley, Emily Syrja and Tricia Chamberlain, is shown speaking with host April Baer during the live broadcast of the Stateside on the Road show in the Gannon Building's Michigan Room on Oct. 13.  Photo by Jonah Unger

Jonah Unger

By Jonah Unger
Staff Writer

Michigan radio NPR hosted "Stateside on the Road," a live radio show, on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Gannon Building’s Michigan Room.

This was a talk-show-type event with a live audience. It started at 7 p.m. and ended around 8:40.

The event included an assortment of refreshments, ranging from fruit to several choice options of wine. Before the show began there was friendly music and the place was decorated with Halloween-themed decor. There was also a good-sized audience.

The host of the show, April Baer, greeted and thanked LCC, the show sponsors and the audience members.

April had several guests come onto the stage throughout the night as she asked them various questions. 

The first guest was LCC’s very own president, Dr. Steve Robinson. She asked him questions regarding the Title Nine (Federal Civil Rights Law) investigations and the recent resignation of Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley. 

“We have a very strong relationship with Michigan State, a long-standing one,” Robinson said. “Sam Stanley is a good personal friend and an excellent partner here, and under his leadership we have even grown the partnership.”

Baer and Robinson spoke of the benefits LCC has to offer, and the pathways it can take students to, including to Michigan State.

“We’re very proud of our dual-admission program called ‘Envision Green,’” Robinson said.

The show went on, as Baer invited the second guest onto the panel: Tiesha King, owner of Thrift Witch in Lansing’s Old Town at 108 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.

After they spoke of King's upbringing and different social topics involving the store, Baer invited in the comedy trio called “Quality Scary,” composed of Dan Hartley, Tricia Chamberlain and Emily Syrja. They spoke about the type of work they do, as well as the adventures they have had leading up to their comedic upbringing and the making of “Quality Scary.”

“Quality Scary” can be found on Twitter or Facebook, and even has a website here.

The fourth and final guest was Joe Hertler, a member of a band called, “Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers.” He and Baer talked about how COVID affected his music career and how he adapted.

Baer played a sample of Hertler’s music. They spoke of life as a musician and the things that inspire Hertler.

As the show wrapped up, Baer offered to answer questions while she and her crew packed things up.

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