Michigan State University

Robbie Feinberg

As the craft beer market gets larger, breweries in Michigan and across the country are growing and expanding their production lines. But that growth comes at a cost. More beer equals more wastewater, and wastewater costs a lot of money to get treated. However, in Michigan, one local brewery has found its own solution.  And one researcher is studying how algae could potentially transform this wastewater into fertilizer, medicine or even fuel.

Chestnut Industry Booming In Michigan

Nov 4, 2015
Jei Yoo (right) watches as his wife Jenny Yoo (left) peels chestnuts at their home in Kalamazoo
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

You’ve probably heard of “chestnuts roasting on an open fire," but when was the last time you’ve eaten a chestnut? In the U.S. people usually eat them around the holidays, if at all. But ask Michigan farmers and they’ll say chestnuts are flying off the shelves. Local ethnic communities are helping Michigan’s chestnut industry to boom.


(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan State University has asked the state Supreme Court to put a hold on an order to release the names of student-athletes who were suspects in criminal cases. 

Robbie Feinberg

Businesses in Kalamazoo are preparing themselves for an influx of visitors for Friday's Western Michigan University-Michigan State University football game. While many hotels and bars expect to be running at full capacity, city leaders expect the game to attract, and keep, visitors in the city.  

Michigan State University graduate student Heather Leach takes one of the spotted wing drosophila yeast traps off of a raspberry bush
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Prices for organic produce are always a little higher. But lately you might have noticed you’re paying even more for berries. That’s partially because of a tiny fly called spotted wing drosophila. It’s a lot like an ordinary fruit fly, only it can lay its eggs inside a piece of fruit even before it starts to go bad.