Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 26, 2007

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FSN Detroit to replay Verlander no-hitter July 11

Wednesday, July 11 is an off-day for the Detroit Tigers as they conclude the All-Star break, but it’s an appointment viewing night for their fans when FSN Detroit delivers an encore telecast of Justin Verlander’s June 12 no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers. The three-hour presentation begins at 7:00 PM.

The historic game – the sixth no-hitter in the franchise’s 107-year history – will be replayed in its entirety as described by FSN announcers Mario Impemba and Rod Allen, followed by approximately 40 minutes of coverage as it originally aired during the Tigers Live postgame show with Mickey York, Angie Mentink and Trevor Thompson.

Detroit Free Press:

Of all the rivalries the Big Ten Conference has created, the fight between its fledgling TV network and a cable giant is the one grabbing headlines nationwide. Ongoing negotiations between the Big Ten Network and Comcast turned ugly last week, and the fight extended to Monday, when U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., sent a letter of concern about the issue to Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany... Dingell jumps into cable TV showdown (Tue, 6/26)

Detroit Public Radio to present Radio Lab®

Series to airs Wednesday, July 4 from 10am to 3pm and Sundays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5 at 8pm

An afternoon of video games with a Harvard sleep expert. A first-hand look at the psychological power of the doctor’s white coat. A lesson on the dire effects of sleep deprivation, through the eyes of a new mother. Radio Lab, WNYC Radio’s highly-acclaimed show about wonder, discovery, and big ideas, is back!

The five-part series Radio Lab will air on Detroit Public Radio (WDET 101.9 FM) on Wednesday, July 4 from 10am to 3pm and be rebroadcast in five hour-long segments on Sunday evenings July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5 at 8pm.

Radio Lab is a science show for people who think they don’t like science. Often, media coverage of science is largely reduced to either a sexed-up, politically-charged controversy or a dry, lifeless, technical summary of academic findings. Radio Lab breaks the mold, re-creating the thrill of “Aha!” moments in scientific breakthroughs, and bringing to light the ways – big and small -- they affect our everyday lives.

This season, co-hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich tackle five new fascinating topics: Placebo, Sleep, Zoos, Memory and Forgetting and Mortality. They begin with seemingly simple questions – Could the best medicine be no medicine at all? Is there such a thing as a good cage? Is love a more powerful force than memory? – that serve as a launch pad into the unknown. Embarking on a curiosity spree, they unearth the implications of the latest scientific findings, stumble into surprising stories, and traverse philosophy, history, and culture, checking in all along the way with the scientists doing the real work.

The result: a potent elixir of current science, first-person storytelling, radio theatre, and poetic reflection, all wrapped up in some of the most innovative sound design ever to spill out of the radio.

Zonjic announces line-ups for four summer jazz festivals

Alexander Zonjic announces the first annual Jazz Fest on Bob-Lo Island as part of his series of four summer jazz festivals he produces in the Detroit metro area. From Birmingham to Trenton to Monroe and now Amherstburg, Zonjic produces four major summer outdoor jazz festivals that feature local and national artists and attract thousands of music fans.

Zonjic is artistic director for the outdoor summer concerts, in addition to his other careers as popular radio program host on WVMV-FM 98.7, recording artist, performer and restaurateur. In addition to the four festivals, Zonjic is performing on two Detroit River cruises.

* The Community House Jazz Fest 2007: A three-day festival July 19-21 right in the heart of downtown Birmingham, MI in Shain Park

* Alexander Zonjic’s Smooth Jazz Detroit Princess Cruises: This is a leisurely cruise along the Detroit River on a riverboat. The events are scheduled for July 26th and August 23rd.

* First Annual Bob-Lo Island Jazz Fest: The old amusement park is now a residential development with a new jazz festival scheduled for July 28th.

* Jazz on the River 2007: This is a two-day festival Aug. 4 - 5 with the Detroit River as the backdrop at scenic Elizabeth Park near downtown Trenton, MI.

* 6th Annual River Raisin Jazz Festival 2007: This is a two-day festival Aug. 11-12 celebrated on the banks of the river in St. Mary’s Park in Monroe, MI.



It should be pointed out that WUOM/Michigan Radio already carries "Radio Lab" in its "Summer Documentary Series" Tuesday nights at 9:00. So once again, WDET isn't really doing anything that WUOM hasn't already done. When will Wayne State wise up and either bring back the music or just sell the station?






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