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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.

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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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Exposure 12.10.13

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.

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Exposure 11/26/13

Tonight on Exposure, Abbie Newton talks with an MSU economist about research on finding satisfaction in the workplace and to the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness about Homeless Awareness Week. She also speaks with an MSU professor about the Cyclotron on campus. Krav Maga enthusiasts also visit the studio to give listeners some insight into this ancient self-defense system developed in Israel and Hungary. Regular contributor Miguel Martinez delves deeper into the Foster Care system in Michigan. Impact reporter Will Mianecki explores a campus group called Mad House. And lastly, reporter Santiago Montiel explores how international students celebrate Thanksgiving. Read More…

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Exposure 11/19/13

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.

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