Exposure

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.

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.

A day in the life of your not-so-typical college student

Impact’s Steven Rich explores what its like to be a college student. Between classes, work, homework, eating, sleeping, exercising, drinking and engaging in weekend activities, Steven gives us an idea of a typical week at Michigan State.

Exposure 1/28/14: Uncovering the health of a college student

Tonight on Exposure, we kick off our new series of shows. On tonights episode, we focus on all things health while exploring the college student’s life style. Abbie talks with Ronda Bokram, a nutritionist from Olin Health Center, Janice Schwartz¬†with the MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Detroit Medical Center¬†and Rick McNeil, the director of IM facilities at MSU. We also hear from various students about topics such as working out, drinking habits and stress. Lastly, Impact reporter Steven Rich gives us an insight into a day in the life of a “normal” college student.

National Guard values run in the family

Quincy Suehr is a Michigan State University ROTC National Guard Cadet. In his future, he hopes to combine a civilian and military career, much like his father. Quincy’s father, Jack, was also in the National Guard. As Quincy grew up in a military household, he realized he had a passion for the service. Impact’s Abbie Newton explores this unique father-son relationship.

Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues act as tool for female empowerment

The Vagina Monologues are a series of performances written and delivered by Eve Ensler in 1996. They acted as a tool for female empowerment as they instigated conversations about love, sex, birth and the female experience. Since 1996, they have been performed across the world. The Michigan State University Sexual Assault Program will perform the monologues on January 31. We spoke with a few of these women on Exposure.

Journal demonstrates the power of handwriting, serenity

In this day and age, people find themselves communicating more and more through the use of technology. Khalid Ibrahim started to realize this fact and decided to do a little experiment to understand the power of handwritten communication. He purchased a journal, wrote in it for seven days, then passed it on to a friend. The journal was passed on in similar fashion for one year. WDBM’s Abbie Newton explores the impact of the journal and of the power of the pen.

Exploring religion on a college campus

Michigan State University is composed of students from over 140 countries, bringing a variety of cultures, attitudes and religions to campus. Impact’s Alsha Claussen delved into the subject to understand the prevalence and variety of religions at Michigan State University.

Healthcare enrollment deadline approaches

Get Covered America, a non-profit organization spreading awareness about enrolling for healthcare, visits Exposure to talk about the Dec. 23 deadline to enroll in the healthcare marketplace. Impact’s Abbie Newton speaks with Get Covered America Communication Lead Shawn Dhanak.

Journal project demonstrates the power of the pen

Khalid Ibrahim decided to buy a journal in January of 2012. He wrote in it for 7 days then passed it on to a friend. The friend wrote in it for 7 days and passed it on once more. This routine continued for one year before Khalid was reunited with the journal. The journal was filled with entries that conveyed emotion, ideas and thoughts. Khalid visited Exposure to talk about this unique project.

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