Posts by: Steven Rich

REO Town: Beware of the Art

Here at the Impact, we want to bring you the best events and activities in the Mid-Michigan area all year, so stay up to date with the Impact89FM News team be the first to hear about what’s happening in your community.

REO Town is a district directly south of downtown Lansing that has become a hub for Michigan artists, and this Saturday, the REO Town Commercial Association is hosting their fourth annual Art Attack. REO Town President, Ryan Wert, describes the event as, “a traditional art fair combined with an eclectic local music festival”, and while the event will host 15-20 art vendors and 10 bands, the real stars of the show will be the artistic competitors, where 7 to 8 individuals will compete to create the best works out of an assortment of materials. Past years have featured such items as reclaimed materials from gutted demolish-ready houses, but this year, attendees can enjoy REO town favorite food and beer as they watch the artists cut, paint and weld donated city trash cans over the course of 6 hours to create their masterpieces.

The event is tomorrow, Saturday 9/05, from noon to 9pm in the Riverview Parking Lot (1123 S Washington Ave). More information can be found on their Facebook page.

East Lansing City Council Approves Taxi Authority

By Aaron Martinez

During Tuesday’s East Lansing City Council meeting, the assembly approved a municipal partnership agreement to create the Greater Lansing Taxi Authority. The partnership with the City of Lansing aims to create a single unified set of regulations to help protect both riders and drivers from the often inconsistent regulatory rules. The authority documents also create new regulations for ridesharing services, like the apps Uber and Lyft, which will allow these services continue to operate in the Lansing area as other cities have threatened to eliminate them.  This agreement came to be as the result of collaboration between East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.

The partnership agreement must now be approved by the Lansing City Council, and city leaders in both Lansing and East Lansing are confident that the measure will pass when it comes up for a vote in the near future.

Exposure 09.02.14

Welcome back students!

Here at the Impact we hope you all had a wonderful summer and dedicated this episode to welcoming back students, new and old. This week we hear from the President of the Spartan Marching Band, a member of the University Activities Board, the Director of the LGBT Resource Center and have a chat about the state of the university with ASMSU President, James Conwell.

Covering all things relevant to students all year long, we at Exposure are glad to have you back.

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Exposure 7.29.14

Next Tuesday August 5th, the Michigan Primary election will decide the fate of Proposal 1. A personal property tax restructuring that may be more complex than it seems. MLive Reporter Fritz Klug has been covering this topic for weeks (Find his informative video here.) and joins host Steven Rich in the studio to help breakdown the proposed changed.

MSU Journalism student Nicole Igwe, a native of Nigeria, gives an in depth look at the conflicts surrounding Boko Haram and how she sees the US perspective of the conflict.

Deanna Hurlbert, the Director of the MSU LGBT Resource Center talks about the recent million dollar donation and the future of her facility.

And finally, Dan Bollman gives up a construction update for the MSU campus.

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Exposure 7.22.14

This week, host Steven Rich talks with Kelly Young of the Capital Region Big Brothers Big Sisters organization about the group’s work in the area. We help Director Shannon Schmoll celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the MSU Abrams Planetarium, and MSU student Alex Moon surprises the Impact staff with a few of his pets. All this and much more.

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Exposure 07.08.14

This week on Exposure, Host Steven Rich talks about human behavior. MSU Assistant Professor Casey O’Donnell tells us about his research surrounding crowdsourcing for scientific purposes. Then we take an in-depth look at the field of mental health care. Expert guests include Marissa Luna of Engage Michigan, Dr. Scott Halstead, a neurophysiologist with Pine Rest in Grand Rapids, and Alan Bolter of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards.

As mentioned in the story, here is the link to the Chicago Magazine piece on Masterchef’s runner-up Josh Marks.

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Exposure 6.24.14

To celebrate the official start of summer, Station Manager Gabriela Saldivia takes over to highlight some of the best features of the year. We revisit stories such as Adventures with Batman, Feminism Across Race, an interview with Lansing Jazz group, the Peter Nelson Quartet and much more.

Additionally, Reporter Carmen Scruggs spoke to MSU Assistant Professor and Climatologist, Nathan Moore about the mysterious El Niño and what to expect from it this year.

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