We pay tribute to Nelson Mandela by speaking with Michigan State University history professor Peter Alegi about the man who influenced the history and political culture of South Africa. Communication Lead of Get Covered America Shawn Dhanak comes to the studio to discuss enrolling in healthcare. We also explore the history of the Beal Botanical Garden on MSU’s campus by chatting with the curator of the gardens, Frank Telewski. Impact’s Alsha Claussen uncovers thoughts and ideas about religion on a college campus. Host Abbie Newton ends the show discussing a unique journaling project that turned into a tool for honest communication and emotion.
Tonight on Exposure, regular host Abbie Newton returns from a two and a half week trip to Peru where she ran 150 miles with the non-profit group Impossible2Possible. We feature a conversation with her and Producer Gabriela Saldivia about life now looking back on the trip. We also hear from professor Alan Arbogast about Geography Awareness Week and an event tomorrow night at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre. Lastly, Impact reporter Quin Hoffman explores the popularity of soccer in the United States.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum celebrated the first full week of school with a new art exhibit and an outdoor concert on Friday, Sept. 6. New York artist Hope Gangloff came to East Lansing for the opening of her contemporary art exhibit at the museum. Community members enjoyed conversations with Gangloff as Wayne Szalinski and The People’s Temple performed in the courtyard.
Photography provided by Colin Marshall
Bubba Ray’s final show tonight will feature artist Junior Kimbrough. Join us as Bubba Ray plays his favorite blues tunes from Eric Clapton, Sean Costello, and Buddy Guy. New music from Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois KIng and Sugaray Rayford.
Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band – Honky Tonk – Shoutin’ In Key
Junior Kimborugh – Meet Me In The City – All Night Long
Cash Box Kings – Hayseed Strut – Holler & Stomp
Adam West is a seasoned actor who became famous when he played Batman in the 1960′s television series. He has also lent his voice to many television shows and movies, such as Rugrats and The Simpson’s. Impact’s Abbie Newton and Gabriela Saldivia talk with the celebrity about his time as the Caped Crusader, his role as Mayor Adam West on Family Guy, and the items remaining on his bucket list.
This week’s blues will feature artist Robert Cray, and others like Eric Clapton, Luther Allison, and Johnny Winter. Get ready for a blues overdose because we’ll be playing them til midnight!
Robert Cray – Got To Make A Comeback – Heritage Of The Blues
Eric Clapton – Standin’ Round Cryin’ – From The Cradle
Albert King – Crosscut Saw – Born Under A Bad Sign
Tonight on the blues, featured artist Sean Costello and his fiery style to the blues. We’ll also include the likes of Joe Louis Walker, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and many more. We’re blues rockin’ til midnight with new music from Valerie June at 11:00 PM, our New Blues Hour.
Sean Costello – Can’t Let Go – We Can Get Together
Dave Hole – Take Me To Chicago – Steel On Steel
Hound Dog Taylor – She’s Gone – Deluxe Edition
Exposure welcomes August with a fun look at the life of a zookeeper. Host Abbie Newton gets a backstage pass to the Potter Park Zoo. We also preview the Great Lakes Folk Festival, which is coming to Lansing on August 9-11. Lastly, Impact’s Miguel Martinez details the construction in the area.
Tonight on the blues we honor legendary singer/songwriter JJ Cale who passed recently. Listen for the likes of Eric Clapton as well as others who have covered his extensive library.
JJ Cale – After Midnight – Live
Eric Clapton – Five Long Years – From The Cradle
Anthony Hamilton, Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph – Lay Lady Lay – Bring ‘Em In