Watch Focal Point: FBI foils plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer, new businesses open in East Lansing in midst of pandemic, and students are out or work as MSU goes virtual

On this edition of Focal Point, a look at a busy week in politics. The FBI foils a plan to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the candidates for Vice President debate, the the Libertarian presidential candidate visits Detroit. On campus, over 700 student employees are out of work as COVID-19 continues to spread in Ingham County. But even as the pandemic continues, new businesses come to East Lansing. All that and more on Focal Point.

Michigan State loses an iconic voice… a crosswalk speaker

In 2015, Michigan State students made a dubstep remix of the distinctive Farm Lane crosswalk speaker voice. Farm Lane and Auditorium Road being one of the busiest intersections on campus, the remix spread, and nearly every Michigan State student and alumni understood the joke. But now, the joke is a memory; the voice that tells students when to walk changed. The MSU Facilities Twitter account announced the change, causing a slight uproar by students both current and past. “It’s just sad just to lose that little thing that just everyone remembers,” said MSU student Mark Bruey.