Watch Focal Point: Mel Tucker becomes the new football coach, New Hampshire Democratic Primaries, Michigan towns apply for make-overs

This week on Focal Point, we’re live from a local flower shop to see how people are sharing the love on Valentine’s Day. Over the weekend, the Lansing Women’s Expo celebrated 20 years with more than 300 attendees. The Lansing Pup House celebrates Valentine’s Day with their pets during speed dating for dogs.  In entertainment, the 92nd Oscar’s had a lot of firsts and Justin Bieber returns from a four-year hiatus with a new album. 

This and more on this episode of Focal Point.

Bill legalizing ticket scalping splits fans, brokers, and venues at MSU

The average sports and entertainment fan would be able to sell a few unused tickets under a bill in the Michigan senate legalizing the resale of tickets above face value. Season ticket holders at Michigan State University are pleased a repeal of the 1931 law banning ticket sales is finally moving forward. However, representatives of venues, stadiums, and arenas at MSU are attempting to stop the bill from becoming signed into law.

Anthony Bourdain to visit Red Haven restaurant

By Merinda Valley
Meridian Times staff writer

OKEMOS — Although Red Haven typically serves local cuisine, the Okemos eatery will soon dish out New Jersey native Anthony Bourdain. Bestselling author and culinary TV personality Bourdain will reminisce about his travels and experiences in the food industry at the Wharton Center on May 7, as part of his Guts and Glory Tour. In conjunction with his performance, Bourdain will attend a private event the following night at the new and distinctive Red Haven restaurant. Red Haven co-owner and operator Nina Santucci was slightly incredulous when she received the call from Bourdain’s tour producers. They requested the restaurant as a sponsor for Bourdain’s East Lansing stop, though the business had been open only a month.