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Detroit Auto Show & Lansing's treasures

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World Footprints

World Footprints


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World Footprints goes inside the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) with Bob Shuman, Chairman of NAIAS 2014.  Bob joins World Footprints to talk about the latest innovations in automobile design and what visitors can expect to see.

Then we head north on I-96 to Lansing, Michigan's state capital to meet a son of the city who left after school to pursue a musical career.  John Fluker is an award-winning pianist, composer, vocalist and arranger who has a string of credits backing such R&B notables as Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Oleta Adams, Mavis Staples, David Hasselhoff, Boys 2 Men, Queen Latifah and more.  In addition to backing Gladys Knight, John also served as her music director for several years.  He also has a number of television and threatrical scores to his credit.  Here how did this small town guy make it big in the music industry.

Finally, we will discover Lansing's rich transportation history with a tour of R.E. Olds Transporation Musuem where we'll explore the REO Motor Car Company, old-time bicycles and aviation endeavors.