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, 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…
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.
On Tuesday night’s Exposure, host Abbie Newton speaks with the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project and to Vice Admiral Lee Gun about renewable energy in Michigan. On the show we also feature music from the Balé Florcloico da Bahia, the only folk dance group in Brazil that will be performing at the Wharton Center this weekend and Marta Bagratuni an MSU grad who is pursuing her classical music passion in NYC. To end the show, we hear about Safe Halloween on campus. Read More…
Today on Exposure, host Abbie Newton talks about the government shutdown with Eric Scorsone, an economist and public finance expert. Michigan State University professors, Lorraine Weatherspoon and Elizabeth Quilliam, visit the studio to speak about how advergames promote unhealthy eating. We highlight a new store that opened in Old Town in the summer, and two cast members of Flashdance at Wharton Center share the stage to discuss the Broadway hit.
Michigan State Basketball Coach Tom Izzo spent the weekend in a tent at Munn Field. He was surrounded by 3,100 other dedicated student fans who camped out in order to increase their chances of receiving Izzone tickets for the 2013-2014 basketball season. Impact’s Abbie Newton was at the event and shares some of Izzo’s famous words.
Today on Exposure, host Abbie Newton talks to two Michigan State professors about their research. First, Professor Scott Imberman in the Department of Economics speaks about the significance of the spillover effect of bilingual education. Then professor Bruno Basso from the Department of Geological Studies discusses the importance and usage of MSU’s first unmanned drone. Abbie takes a step outside the studio to talk to Tim Dempsey, East Lansing Planning & Community Development Director, about the city’s proposal to limit the number of seats served alcohol downtown after 12 a.m. Exposure welcomes Old Town Blues Fest Coordinator Ty Liggons to the studio to speak about the 9th year of the festival. Matchette & Frog, a band that will be featured at Blues Fest, also visited the studio. Lastly, we highlight MS80, a band of local high school students that will play at The Loft this weekend.
Tonight on Exposure, we hear from an MSU student from Syria about the turmoil in in his home country. We get a recap of the new Broad Art Museum exhibits and welcome back concert. Explore the economic effects of abusive partners. Talk with MSUFCU and COGS about their new partnership at Michigan State University. We close the evening with a performance by the Lansing based band, Desmond Jones. Their music will be playing throughout the show as well.
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