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A weekly show from the folks at East Lansing Info breaking down all the news and happenings in East Lansing, Michigan.

East Lansing Insider, brought to you by ELi on Impact 89FM East Lansing Info

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A weekly show from the folks at East Lansing Info breaking down all the news and happenings in East Lansing, Michigan.

    East Lansing Insider: Two Years of DEI Efforts and Covid at ELPS

    East Lansing Insider: Two Years of DEI Efforts and Covid at ELPS

    On this episode, Emily Joan Elliott and Al Hargrave Jackson, who both report on East Lansing Public Schools recap the last two years of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts as well as Covid-19 mitigation efforts in the district. The two issues have often overlapped, as the duo discuss, and Al points to what is expected next on both topics. Al also provides information on a new contract for teachers and a visit to East Lansing by Mark Wood, an original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

    • 28 min
    What Can We Learn From ELPD Use Of Force Reports

    What Can We Learn From ELPD Use Of Force Reports

    Andrew is joined by ELi's Heather Brothers on this episode of the Insider, where the duo discuss the use of force reports that the ELPD has been giving the Independent Police Oversight Commission and dig into what we can learn from them, what the Commission might make of them, and the long term goals of this level of police accountability. Listen in!

    • 28 min
    Why Did City Council Discuss A Moratorium On New Greek Houses?

    Why Did City Council Discuss A Moratorium On New Greek Houses?

    On this episode of the Insider, Andrew and Emily recap a discussion from the Tuesday, April 12, City Council discussion-only meeting where the five members of Council discussed potentially putting a moratorium on issuing new Special Use Permits for off-campus group housing for MSU students — namely, Greek houses. To help aid the discussion, two representatives from MSU — Su Webster and Dr. Erin Carter — were also in attendance and shared new information about the sophomores-on rule. Listen in!

    • 28 min
    What To Know With The Albert EL Fresco Returning

    What To Know With The Albert EL Fresco Returning

    On this episode of the Insider, Andrew sits down with Emily Joan Elliott to talk about the imminent return of the Albert EL Fresco, an open-air dining, seating and recreation area in downtown East Lansing. With the EL Fresco slated to reopen on May 10, the duo cover what it will look like in year two, some of the challenges faced by the City in pulling it off, and touch on how popular it might really be. Take a listen!

    • 29 min
    An East Lansing Development Roundup with Alice Dreger

    An East Lansing Development Roundup with Alice Dreger

    On this episode of the Insider, Andrew is in studio with ELi's founder, Alice Dreger, to talk about a number of various redevelopment projects — or potential projects — going on in East Lansing. Plus, the duo talks about a document from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) that highlights good strategies for growing downtowns. Give it a listen!

    • 29 min
    A Review of the East Lansing City Attorney Hiring Process

    A Review of the East Lansing City Attorney Hiring Process

    On this episode of the Insider, Andrew is joined by ELi's Emily Joan Elliott and Al Jackson to go back over the months-long process of hiring the two new City Attorneys. From moving on from Foster Swift to deciding to split the role in municipal advisor and prosecutor, right up to contract issues, we cover it all in this episode. Check it out!

    • 29 min