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The Pact – #26 – 4/14/14

Gary Harris has decided to leave MSU and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, but was it the right decision? The Pact opens with a discussion and debate on the departure of Spartan basketball’s superstar.

The NHL playoffs are set to begin, and the Detroit Red Wings are preparing to faceoff against the President Trophy Winners, Boston Bruins. Can Detroit put the pieces together just in time to beat the NHL’s best regular season team? Austin and Fino say yes, but Lou is not so sure.

In the final portion of the show, the group dissects the Tigers’ opening ten games. Is it too early to panic about Detroit’s bullpen? What does Joe Nathan’s “dead arm” really mean? Will Dombrowski make a trade? Are we all overthinking it with 152 games left?


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 2/4/14: Raw food, weight loss, cyclotrons and Golden Harvest

Host Abbie Newton talks with Casting Director Kerry Shanahan about the ABC show, Extreme Weight Loss, where contestants attempt to lose half of their body weight in one year. The Broad Art Museum Associate Curator of Architecture and Design Alec Hathaway discusses the museum’s ongoing project, East Lansing 2030. Impact’s Carmen Scruggs talks to a doctoral student about the Cyclotron on MSU’s campus. Michigan State students Gabriela Saldivia and Colin Marshall join the show to chat about their 31-day raw food diet. Lastly, we explore the popular Lansing restaurant, Golden Harvest, and we assess how MSU students are doing on their 2014 resolutions.

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Izzo recognizes the power of student fan base at campout

Michigan State Basketball Coach Tom Izzo spent the weekend in a tent at Munn Field. He was surrounded by 3,100 other dedicated student fans who camped out in order to increase their chances of receiving Izzone tickets for the 2013-2014 basketball season. Impact’s Abbie Newton was at the event and shares some of Izzo’s famous words.

 

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Exposure 9/17/13

Today on Exposure, host Abbie Newton talks to two Michigan State professors about their research. First, Professor Scott Imberman in the Department of Economics speaks about the significance of the spillover effect of bilingual education. Then professor Bruno Basso from the Department of Geological Studies discusses the importance and usage of MSU’s first unmanned drone. Abbie takes a step outside the studio to talk to Tim Dempsey, East Lansing Planning & Community Development Director, about the city’s proposal to limit the number of seats served alcohol downtown after 12 a.m. Exposure welcomes Old Town Blues Fest Coordinator Ty Liggons to the studio to speak about the 9th year of the festival. Matchette & Frog, a band that will be featured at Blues Fest, also visited the studio. Lastly, we highlight MS80, a band of local high school students that will play at The Loft this weekend.

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Exposure 9/10/13

Tonight on Exposure, we hear from an MSU student from Syria about the turmoil in in his home country. We get a recap of the new Broad Art Museum exhibits and welcome back concert. Explore the economic effects of abusive partners. Talk with MSUFCU and COGS about their new partnership at Michigan State University. We close the evening with a performance by the Lansing based band, Desmond Jones. Their music will be playing throughout the show as well.

 

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Exposure 9/3/13

Tonight of the first Exposure of September, host Abbie Newton talks with Carl Borchgrevink, a Michigan State University professor, about a class that explores the history, tastes, and fancy of wines. Carlee Henderson of VIM Magazine also visits the studio to speak about Michigan State’s only fashion magazine on campus. Later on the show, we speak about Spartan Remix and Student Ticket Day at the Wharton Center. 

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Exposure 7.16.13

We wrap up Common Ground Music Festival with an audio diary from Impact’s Miguel Martinez. Music artist ZZ Ward talks about her music and her inspiration. Common Ground Marketing Director Jenna Meyer also joins Exposure. Later on the show, Host Abbie Newton speaks with Michigan State University professor Troy Hale about a weather balloon he launched in space. Lastly, MSU Salsa Club member Zac Tomczyk teaches us the steps behind the passionate Salsa dance.

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