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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs (On Saturday) [Audio]

Each Friday, we here at “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replace our regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collection.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from this week:

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Joe Rogan Talks Jiu Jitsu, Brain Damage and Sensory Deprivation Tanks

Comedian, actor, writer and MMA commentator Joe Rogan joined us on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" once again this morning to promote his latest comedy special, "Live from the Tabernacle," which premieres Friday at midnight on his website.

We also got on the topic of Joe’s jiu-jitsu past, as well as sensory deprivation tanks, of all things!

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Trooper Paul Butterfield
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Trooper Paul Butterfield (Photo: Michigan State Police)
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WZZM-13: Jury Finds Eric Knysz Guilty of Killing State Trooper Paul Butterfield

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs (On Saturday) [Audio]

Each Friday, we here at “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replace our regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collection.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from this week:

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Winter Olympics: Team Fry Roots on U.S. Women’s Hockey and its Favorite Player

By Hayli Goode | BSU at the Games

Wesley Fry walked into his family’s Chandler, Ariz., living room on Christmas Eve dressed as Santa Claus.

His sister, Lyndsey, who pretended to be the elf passing out gifts, followed him.

The annual family skit was going as usual, but then came the deviation. Lyndsey decided to use the skit to surprise her family with some big news.

From Santa’s bag, she pulled out a scroll with the words Team Fry emblazoned across it.

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, ‘The End of the Tour’ Filming in Grand Rapids

An independently-made film about a celebrated author's book tour at his fame's rise with the magazine writer who accompanied him recounting that five-day trek is being shot for about a month in greater Grand Rapids.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" is the story of the travels of novelist-writer David Foster Wallace (being portrayed by Segel) at the end of a 1996 book tour accompanied by Rolling Stone's David Lipsky (Eisenberg).

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Grand Rapids Police Arrest Suspect in Connection with Michigan State Student’s Slaying

A suspect in the fatal Jan. 31 shooting of a Michigan State University from Middleville in his East Lansing apartment has been arrested in Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids and East Lansing police.

Marquay Shaquilleedris McCoy, 19 was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Grand Rapids residence and was being held today in the Kent County Jail, authorities said today.

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The U.S. No. 1 men's two-man bobsled team of Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton make a Sochi Winter Olympics run Friday at Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)
The U.S. No. 1 men's two-man bobsled team of Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton make a Sochi Winter Olympics run Friday at Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics: Army Program Produces Two-Time Medalist Steven Holcomb and Four Other U.S. Bobsledders

By Hayli Goode | BSU at the Games

Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton became the first American pair in 62 years to win a Winter Olympics two-man bobsled medal on Monday, claiming bronze at Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, outside Sochi.

The USA-1 bobsled duo had a combined four-run time of 3 minutes, 46.27 seconds with their BMW-made sled to finish just 0.03 second ahead of the fourth-place finishers from Russia. Russia's Alexey Voevoda and Alexander Zubkov won gold with a time of 3:45.39, and Switzerland's Alex Baumann and Beat Hefti clocked 3:46.05 for silver.

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The Olympic rings hang outside the main train station in Sochi, Russia, which is hosting the Winter Olympics. (Photo: Getty Images)
The Olympic rings hang outside the main train station in Sochi, Russia, which is hosting the Winter Olympics. (Photo: Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics: A Cab Driver’s View of Sochi

By Holly Demaree | BSU at the Games

Walking the streets of Adler after midnight during a light rain, it’s not easy to maneuver.

But taxi drivers are readily available in the Sochi, Russia, suburb. The drivers tend to park their cars in groups on the roadside, where they lean against vehicles to chat and smoke.

The price of a taxi ride is determined by one's haggling skills. If more than one car is needed, then a debate on prices ensues with two drivers.

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