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Exposure 3/18/14: Crimea annexation, thrift store gala, Michigan tourism

This week on Exposure, we get an exclusive interview about an upcoming Burlesque Extravaganza in REO Town. We also explore how faith is incorporated into free medical clinics. Later on the show, we have talk about tourism in Michigan and the Ronald McDonald House’s upcoming 5k walk. To end the show, we will break down the events happening in Crimea for your full understanding. Read More…

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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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MSU student entrepreneurs connect artists and buyers with Folyo

Michigan State University senior Victoria Bujny took her education beyond the classroom when she, Caitlin McDonald and Ashley Brimley started their own business: Folyo. Folyo helps student artists sell their work to buyers. Impact’s Abbie Newton had Bujny on Exposure to talk about the business and about being an entrepreneur in college.

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Smartphone usage at night decreases energy levels the next day

Michigan State University professor in the Department of Management Russell Johnson studied the impacts of using smartphones at night. He and his colleagues found that smartphone usage before bed can actually decrease energy levels the next day. Impact’s Abbie Newton spoke with Johnson on Exposure on Feb. 25.

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Exposure 2.25.14: smartphones, comic books, bicycles, entrepreneurs & salsa dancing

Host Abbie Newton talks with MSU student and entrepreneur Victoria Bujny about her business, Folyo. MSU Professor in the Department of Management, Russell Johnson visits the studio to talk about how smartphone usage can decrease energy levels. Shawn Dhanak of Get Covered America and MSU alum Elizabeth Battiste speak about health insurance and the upcoming deadline for enrolling in coverage. Abbie also visited the MSU Bike Center to discover how and why people bike in the winter. Santiago Montiel explores salsa dancing in Lansing. Steven Rich gives us a story about how the Broad Art Museum engages with the community. Quin Hoffman reports on the increased popularity of graphic novels and comic books.

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ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss plans visit to Detroit

On February 15, ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss will be casting in Detroit. The show challenges its contestants to lose half of their body weight in 365 days. Impact’s Abbie Newton speaks with Casting Director Kerry Shanahan about the show on Exposure. 

Here is more information on being cast for the show.

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Broad Art Museum engages with community through architecture project

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum has a community-based project underway. East Lansing 2030 brings architectures and designers together to brainstorm new ideas for the East Lansing area. Associate Curator of Architecture and Design Alec Hathaway visited the studio to give us the full story.

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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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Two students complete 31-day raw food challenge

Michigan State University students Gabriela Saldivia and Colin Marshall challenged themselves both mentally and physically as they participated in a 31-day raw food diet. They documented their experiences on their blog as they only ate food in its natural form. Impact’s Abbie Newton talks to the duo as they speak about their new perspectives on food.

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