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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.
Jennifer Swanchara and Bri Harvey host this week with a “Hoop There It Is” themed show, talking about Adreian Payne making the Team USA basketball team and men’s and women’s basketball recruiting. A preview of the 2013-14 basketball season for Michigan State and the rest of the Big Ten’s men’s and women’s teams. The success of coaches Tom Izzo and Suzy Merchant are discussed as well.
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.
Tonight on Exposure, Abbie Newton goes in the field to tour the new Old Town General Store with owner Rhea Van Atta. Michigan State University Associate Professor in Psychology Devin McAuley and Department of Psychology Chair Juli Wade talk about how Australian songbirds are broadening research on stuttering in humans. Also on the show, Spartan alumni Arro Verse speaks about her new song, “Marry Me” and her life as a Los Angeles independent artist. Lastly, former Marine sniper and now Michigan State student, Logan Stark, chats about his documentary film and experience in the military.
As parking meters and prices beat on vehicles across campus, there’s one popular strategy around the parking puzzle that students are taking. Impact reporter Alex Scharg has the story. Read More…
Impact’s Sierra Resovsky reports on the prevalence and culture of rape on MSU’s campus. Read More…