MSU senior Logan Stark is not your typical student. He served as a Marine Sniper in 3 deployments, one of which was in Afghanistan. Since his return he has taken up biking as a way to mentally and physically heal from the war. In doing so, he discovered a way he could help fellow veterans rehabilitate through a program called Ride to Recovery. Exposure host Abbie Newton spoke with him about the project and its potential impact.
Host Abbie Newton brings you the economics behind the NCAA Tournaments. She speaks with MSU Economics professor, Ron Fisher, about the business of the NCAA Tournaments. She talks with MSU student Madeline Valentine about biking across the United States for Bike N’ Build. Veteran Marine sniper Logan Stark visits the studio to talk about a new biking rehabilitation program he is bringing to East Lansing. Later on the show, we talk about the Sexual Assault Intervention Team using skydiving as a way to raise money and help people overcome sexual assault. Abbie ends the show with a little Western music as she speaks with Ranger Doug from Riders in the Sky.
Russia President Vladimir Putin approved a draft bill that would annex the Black Sea Peninsula, bringing Crimea into the Russian Federation. This happened after an estimated 97 percent of Crimea voters supported a referendum for a union to Russia. While that number has questionable validity, the US and Europe don’t recognize the vote, saying that it was illegal. To fully understand the situation and its potential impacts, Exposure Host Abbie Newton invited Assistant Professor of the Department of History Matthew Pauly into the studio.
On March 22, the Ronald McDonald House will be hosting a “Run for the House 5K.” The event will raise funds for the house, which is in Lansing and serves families of children being hospitalized. Exposure host Abbie Newton spoke with MSU student and Piper and Gold interns Beau Hayhoe and Sydney DeLage about the run.
Reo Town is nestled just outside of Lansing. It used to be home to the R.E. Olds Motor Company and has maintained its distinct identity ever since. Its dynamic culture is rich in the arts, with a collection of diverse restaurants and retail. On March 29, it will be rich in Burlesque at the 1st Annual Reo Town Thrift Store Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza. Exposure host Abbie Newton spoke with Reo Town Commercial Association President Ryan Wert about this unique event.
Michigan has become a place of tourism with its unique landscape, diverse culinary experiences and peninsula appeal. Impact’s Abbie Newton spoke Michigan State University tourism expert and assistant professor in the Department of Community Sustainability Dan McCole and Associate Professor in the Department Sarah Nicholls about how Michigan tourism will continue to rise.
Impact’s Carmen Scruggs explores how health clinics provide both free support and care. She delved into health clinics in Memphis, Tenn. and Detroit, Mich. to see how faith contributes to the clinics.
Shawn Dhanak of Get Covered America and MSU alum Elizabeth Battiste join host Abbie Newton on Exposure to talk about the deadline to enroll in health insurance coverage.
People use headphones while walking to class or work all the time. Whether they are listening to their favorite band or catching up on the latest podcast, pedestrians with headphones are seen across campus. However, Impact’s Spencer Ray found that this may be dangerous.
Michigan State University senior Victoria Bujny took her education beyond the classroom when she, Caitlin McDonald and Ashley Brimley started their own business: Folyo. Folyo helps student artists sell their work to buyers. Impact’s Abbie Newton had Bujny on Exposure to talk about the business and about being an entrepreneur in college.