quidditch http://michiganradio.org en Harry Potter fans flock to Michigan quidditch match this weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/harry-potter-fans-flock-michigan-quidditch-match-weekend <p>Brooms up! This weekend in Genesee County there will be a big exhibition match of quidditch. Yes, that's the sport played by the witches and wizards of the Harry Potter novels.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since true witches and wizards are in fairly short supply around these parts, this will be </span>Muggle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Quidditch, </span>“muggle”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> being the name applied to all of us non-magical types.</span></p><p>College players from the University of Michigan, Michigan State, Eastern, Miami of Ohio and more will be playing the game at the Deer Run Soccer Complex in Linden Township.</p><p>Krystina Packard, a former quidditch player with Michigan State, joined us in the studio to tell us how a game that was created in the imaginative mind of author J.K. Rowling has become a surprisingly serious sport for these muggles.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:31:32 +0000 Stateside Staff 12924 at http://michiganradio.org Harry Potter fans flock to Michigan quidditch match this weekend Stateside for Thursday, June 6th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-june-6th-2013 <p>He's worked with 11 presidents, taken several thousand votes, and tomorrow, Michigan Congressman John Dingell becomes the longest serving member of Congress ever. We spoke with Dingell about his 57 years in D.C.</p><p>And, Shakespeare in the Arb is starting its 13<sup>th</sup> season with “Much Ado About Nothing.” Katherine Mendeloff, a lecturer in the Drama Department of the Residential College, spoke with us about the upcoming performances.</p><p>And, this weekend, Harry Potter fans are gathering in Michigan to watch college quidditch teams compete. Former player Krystina Packard joined us in the studio.</p><p>Also, a new project launched in Ann Arbor is working to bring together high school students and senior citizens to make history come alive. We spoke with the project’s co-founder and one of the participating teachers about how this has impacted students.</p><p>First on the show, it's time for our weekly check-in with Detroit News Business Columnist Daniel Howes.</p><p>This week, it seems the topic is the fact that the proverbial "Day of Reckoning" is at hand when it comes to the City of Detroit. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is trying to work out settlements with the city's creditors, and the treasures at the Detroit Institute of Arts could be at risk.</p><p>He joined us in the studio today to discuss the issue.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:19:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 12925 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, June 6th, 2013