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Exposure 3.25.14: NCAA economics, biking, western music and Sexual Assault Intervention

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.

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Russia President Vladimir Putin to annex Crimea, Black Sea Peninsula

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.

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5K to benefit Ronald McDonald House

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.

 

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Thrift Store Gala coming to Reo Town

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.

 

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Tourism continues to rise in Michigan

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.

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