Abbie Newton

MSU student veteran sees the rehabilitation power of biking

MSU senior Logan Stark is not your typical student. He served as a Marine Sniper in 3 deployments, one of which was in Afghanistan. Since his return he has taken up biking as a way to mentally and physically heal from the war. In doing so, he discovered a way he could help fellow veterans rehabilitate through a program called Ride to Recovery. Exposure host Abbie Newton spoke with him about the project and its potential impact.

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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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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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