This week on Sunday Morning Townsquare, Paul speaks with:

  • LZ Granderson, ESPN & CNN
  • Kristine Palosaari, UICA

Thanks for listening!

  • LZ Granderson, ESPN & CNN

I'm joined by ESPN and CNN commentator and columnist, LZ Granderson. LZ and I chat about the sports he was passionate about while growing up in Detroit, what inspired him to channel his love of sports into writing, some of the sports writers he looked up to, his social and human aspects of his sports writing, the powerful CNN piece he wrote in 2011 after the Rodrick Dantzler murders and his view of how it affected our city a year later, his take on the 2012 presidential playing field, his TEDx Grand Rapids talk; The Myth of the Gay Agenda, screenplays he's working on, advice he has for young writers looking to develop their voice, and more……

LZ Granderson on ESPN
LZ Granderson on CNN





  • Kristine Palosaari from UICA

I'm also joined by Kristine Palosaari from UICA. Kristine and I chat about their new location on the corner of Fulton and Division, the opening of their new levels, how long their ArtPrize pieces will be on exhibit, their upcoming exhibits, movies you can catch at their movie theater, their ArtWorks program, the history of UICA and more……

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I do hope you'll have a chance to tune in! I'm really looking forward to introducing you to folks around West Michigan every week who are helping to positively shape our area with their music, their art, their bold business ideas, and the causes they're passionate about!

~Paul Jendrasiak

I'm joined by former Grand Rapids Mayor John Logie. We chat about what compelled him to run for Mayor in 1990, the state of the city and downtown when he took office, the roadmap he had for the city as he took office, challenges he encountered and how he pushed through them, accomplishments during his time as Mayor he's most fond of, and more……

I'm also joined by Bruce Tinker from the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Bruce and I chat about the 2012-2013 line-up, the history of the theater, the restoration of its present location on Division, how community members can audition for upcoming roles for this year's line up, and more….

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2012-2013 Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Line Up: