Exposure welcomes August with a fun look at the life of a zookeeper. Host Abbie Newton gets a backstage pass to the Potter Park Zoo. We also preview the Great Lakes Folk Festival, which is coming to Lansing on August 9-11. Lastly, Impact’s Miguel Martinez details the construction in the area.
Host Abbie Newton speaks with MSU professor Eric Scorsone, who is an advisor to Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s financial manager. Scorsone talks about what Detroit filing bankruptcy means for the city and the state of Michigan. Also, Michigan State history professor Peter Alegi speaks about Nelson Mandela and the history of South Africa. Also on Exposure, we catch up with former Spartan basketball player Mateen Cleaves about One Goal One Passion basketball camp. Lastly, we get a little slam poetry for the Spartan soul.
Impact’s Miguel Martinez experiences Common Ground Music Festival on Monday, July 8 in Lansing. He has the full report…
We wrap up Common Ground Music Festival with an audio diary from Impact’s Miguel Martinez. Music artist ZZ Ward talks about her music and her inspiration. Common Ground Marketing Director Jenna Meyer also joins Exposure. Later on the show, Host Abbie Newton speaks with Michigan State University professor Troy Hale about a weather balloon he launched in space. Lastly, MSU Salsa Club member Zac Tomczyk teaches us the steps behind the passionate Salsa dance.
Host Abbie Newton breaks down the political turmoil and conflict in Egypt with Russell Lucas, who is a Michigan State University Associate Professor of Arabic Studies and Co-Director of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities. East Lansing cellist and soprano Marta Bagratuni joins Exposure to talk about her music and perform a few pieces. We revisit A2B Bike Share, a company started by two University of Michigan Students that is coming to Lansing in August. Lastly, Abbie speaks about Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing.
ASMSU, the Associated Students of Michigan State University, have been in a long battle with the university regarding their operating funds. The funds were located off campus, but were moved on campus on July 1 after demands from the university. Impact’s Miguel Martinez talks with Vice President of Internal Affairs Teresa Bitner about the conflict.
Host Abbie Newton talks about summer festivals, barbecues, and beer. WKAR Station Manager Susie Elkins and Backstage Pass Producer Tim Zeko share information about opening the recording of Backstage Pass to the public. The East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Coordinator, Benjamin Hall, and Education Stage Intern Linnea Jimison talk about this weekend’s festival. Later, international Jazz artist Cyrille Aimee comes on the show and shares her story and her jazz music. To end the show, Abbie taste tests the Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheeseburger from the Michigan State University Eat at State Food Truck and she talks to Paul Starr about Lansing Beer Week, which is from June 23 to June 29.
The Eat At State food truck at Michigan State University has an award-winning cheeseburger on its menu. The Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheese Burger was named the “Best Local Food Recipe” in the nation by the National Association of College & University Food Services. Impact’s Abbie Newton met up with Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski to witness the burger being made and give it a taste.
A general store opened in Old Town, Lansing in early May, and will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 15. Impact’s Abbie Newton traveled to Old Town General Store to talk to owner Rhea Van Atta about her idea to bring Michigan-made, organic, and natural products to the area.