We wrap up Common Ground Music Festival with an audio diary from Impact’s Miguel Martinez. Music artist ZZ Ward talks about her music and her inspiration. Common Ground Marketing Director Jenna Meyer also joins Exposure. Later on the show, Host Abbie Newton speaks with Michigan State University professor Troy Hale about a weather balloon he launched in space. Lastly, MSU Salsa Club member Zac Tomczyk teaches us the steps behind the passionate Salsa dance.
Host Abbie Newton breaks down the political turmoil and conflict in Egypt with Russell Lucas, who is a Michigan State University Associate Professor of Arabic Studies and Co-Director of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities. East Lansing cellist and soprano Marta Bagratuni joins Exposure to talk about her music and perform a few pieces. We revisit A2B Bike Share, a company started by two University of Michigan Students that is coming to Lansing in August. Lastly, Abbie speaks about Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing.
Host Abbie Newton talks about summer festivals, barbecues, and beer. WKAR Station Manager Susie Elkins and Backstage Pass Producer Tim Zeko share information about opening the recording of Backstage Pass to the public. The East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Coordinator, Benjamin Hall, and Education Stage Intern Linnea Jimison talk about this weekend’s festival. Later, international Jazz artist Cyrille Aimee comes on the show and shares her story and her jazz music. To end the show, Abbie taste tests the Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheeseburger from the Michigan State University Eat at State Food Truck and she talks to Paul Starr about Lansing Beer Week, which is from June 23 to June 29.
The Eat At State food truck at Michigan State University has an award-winning cheeseburger on its menu. The Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheese Burger was named the “Best Local Food Recipe” in the nation by the National Association of College & University Food Services. Impact’s Abbie Newton met up with Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski to witness the burger being made and give it a taste.
A general store opened in Old Town, Lansing in early May, and will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 15. Impact’s Abbie Newton traveled to Old Town General Store to talk to owner Rhea Van Atta about her idea to bring Michigan-made, organic, and natural products to the area.
Tonight on Exposure, Abbie Newton goes in the field to tour the new Old Town General Store with owner Rhea Van Atta. Michigan State University Associate Professor in Psychology Devin McAuley and Department of Psychology Chair Juli Wade talk about how Australian songbirds are broadening research on stuttering in humans. Also on the show, Spartan alumni Arro Verse speaks about her new song, “Marry Me” and her life as a Los Angeles independent artist. Lastly, former Marine sniper and now Michigan State student, Logan Stark, chats about his documentary film and experience in the military.
Tonight on Exposure, Mike Brand and Bert Goldstein from the MSUFCU Institue for Arts & Creativity talk about new initiatives and upcoming performances at the Wharton Center. Director of the MSU’s RISE program Professor Lori Throp and MSU student Liz Brajevich chat about the worm project. Assistant Professor Ryan Clayton talks about MSU’s Comics Forum. And lastly, we hear from Peter Nelson Quartet, a jazz band with roots in Lansing. Read More…
Tonight on Exposure, host Abbie Newton sits down to talk with State Representative Sam Singh about his future initiatives. MSU Professor Veronica Thronson speaks about immigration reform. Freshman Alexis Hinson chats about the organization SPAR (Students Promoting Animal Rights). To finish the show, the Spartan Dischords perform as a preview to their concert Friday. Read More…