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The Pact – #35 – 6/16/14

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicking off in Brazil this past Thursday and with already a weekend of soccer behind us, The Pact held its first ever show devoted mainly to soccer.

To begin the show, Fino and Faith welcomed Lansing United owner Jeremy Sampson as he watched the USA’s first match of the World Cup live at a local pub. Jeremy shed light on the recent successes of the local amateur soccer team both in the standings and in the team finances and the community.

United midfielder, Godwin Addai, then joined the panel a little farther into the game as USA led 1-0 at the beginning of the second half. Godwin grew up and played in Canada and Michigan, but his mother and father are from Ghana. As a fan of the Black Stars, Godwin gave a different perspective on the biggest game in USA soccer in the last four years.

To round out the show, panelist Austin Goodman called in to begin a debate on the Spurs dominating 4-1 NBA Finals victory over LeBron and the Miami Heat.

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The Pact – #34 – 6/9/14

This week marked a big show for The Pact with recent MSU football and basketball signings going down and with the seasons coming up faster than the panel expected.

Fino and Faith welcomed Dan Kilbridge of 247sports.com to discuss and debate the current signees of the 2015 football class (OG Kyonta Stallworth, OT Noah Listermann, CB Tyson Smith, QB Jayru Campbell and QB Brian Lewerke.).

As the conversation continued, it turned towards the current freshman football class of 2014 and Michigan State’s most recent signee, LB T.J. Harrell of Tampa, Fla.

The Pact wrapped up with a short debate about LeBron James’ “cramps” in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and his 35-points performance in Game 2.

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Exposure 6.03.14: Equality

For the Equality episode of Exposure, host Steven Rich brings forward a wide range of issues.  Zach Wahls, the Co-Founder of Scouts for Equality, a gay-rights scouting organization, called in to discuss the impact of the Boy Scouts of America’s policy on gay members and leaders. MSU Professor and esteemed author, Julia Grant sat down to discuss her new book, The Boy Problem, and the challenges that poor and minority boys face in education. Lastly, Steven was joined by a panel of fellow students and faculty to discuss trace racial equality history at MSU, as well as the achievements and challenges that today’s minority students face.

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Exposure 5.27.14: Life After Graduation

Host Steven Rich discusses what happens after the undergrad fun ends with experts Dr. Phil Gardner, Executive Director of the MSU Career Services Network and Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Charles Ballard, Professor of Economics at MSU, and recent graduate Hannah Duke. Reporter Carmen Scruggs focuses on the value of an unpaid internship and whether or not students are being taken advantage of.

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The Pact – #32 – 5/26/14

The panel welcomes a new producer as well as a host of heated debate topics to dig into this week.

The Pact lost the first and only producer of the show, Lou Divizio, as he moved up in the world. Jonathan Yales, takes over to lead the second generation of the show to new heights.

This week’s show began again with guest reporter, Zac Sweirad, to discuss the outcome of the MSU baseball’s season and the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha, Neb.

Zac sticks around for a heated debate on the Detroit Tiger’s 1-6 week and if anyone should worry about the seven-game slump by the second place Tigers.

The panel rounds out the show with a quick discussion on the NBA playoffs and who we see reaching and winning the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

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Student Organic Farm welcomes 17 piglets

Just south of Michigan State University’s main campus sits a 15-acre Student Organic Farm. Here, students can learn about the farming industry with hands-on experience. The farm grows and distributes produce, raises livestock and explores means of sustainable farming. The latest development at the farm is the Pastured Pig Project. Impact’s Abbie Newton explored the farm and assisted in the production of this piece.

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The Pact – #31 – 5/19/14

The show kicks off with a special guest, Zac Sweirad, Impact Sports’ MSU baseball reporter, who adds to the panel’s discussion of the team’s season and what to expect in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament.

The topics then shift to playoffs and begin with a heated debate about the Chris Kreider-Carey Price collision in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The show wraps up with a discussion about the NBA playoffs and how much the Serge Ibaka injury will hurt the Oklahoma City Thunder against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.
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The Pact – #30 – 5/12/14

The 2014 NFL Draft is over and the panelists had the weekend to digest the seven rounds of choices. Fino, Faith and Lou discuss the Lions’ controversial top choice of tight end Eric Ebron as well as their overall feelings for Detroit’s eight draft choices.

The panel also discusses the outcome of the NFL Draft for the Spartans who partook.

This week’s show finishes with a debate about the current series in the NHL Playoffs.


Tune in to The Pact every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on 88.9FM or listen live online at impact89fm.org/sports.

Photo: David Defever/Impact Sports


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Exposure 5.6.14: Abbie Newton’s Final Episode

Host Abbie Newton celebrates almost two years as Exposure Director during her last show. She highlights the best of the year and welcomes new Exposure Director Steven Rich to the radio waves.

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