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The Pact – #39 – 7/14/14

This week’s show covered local and world soccer while also touching on the storylines of the NBA free agency and LeBron James’ second decision to return home to Cleveland.

The World Cup has come to an end and the panel debates the Final match and Fino regretfully pays up on a bet between Faith and himself.

As the world’s tournament came to end end, so did the regular season of local soccer team, Lansing United. United wrapped up a Great Lakes West Championship with a 2-2 tie against Detroit City F.C. in front of 2,014 fans at MSU’s DeMartin Stadium. Team owner, Jeremy Sampson joins the show to discuss the dream weekend and announce a massive statement to United fans and the city of East Lansing.

Finally, with LeBron returning to Cleveland, the panel couldn’t resist trying to predict the success of The King with or without Kevin Love and how the Heat may falter with the movement of James.

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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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The Pact – #37 – 7/7/14

The U.S. is out of the World Cup, MLB All-Stars have been announced, and the Red Wings did nothing in free agency.

The U.S. fell to Belgium in the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the panel is curious if America will keep watching after Team USA is gone?

Also, is Miguel Cabrera the only Tiger deserving a start in the Midsummer Classic? Were all deserving Tigers awarded a roster spot? Can Porcello slip in with help from Detroit…and Chicago?

Finally, the Detroit Red Wings were turned down by at least five different defensmen in their free agency search for a blueliner. Were the Wings simply going after unreachable talent or are players preferring anywhere but Detroit and Babcock’s bench?

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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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The Pact – #36 – 6/23/14

On this week’s show, Fino Faith and Austin welcomed MSU basketball redshirt senior Keenan Wetzel into studio. With the recent transfers and fast approaching season on the horizon, MSU basketball was not the discussion however. Wetzel’s off-the-court endeavor, The Cager, a short film written and directed by Wetzel starring ex-Spartan Delvon Roe, was where the discussion began. Accompanied by fellow MSU student and the film’s producer, Nick Stachurski, the two showcased their individual plans and goals for the 25-minute film about a former college basketball star adjusting to life without a back up plan.

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