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Staff Year End List: Assistant Music Director Stacey Karl’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. Thee Oh Sees–Floating Coffin

I pre-ordered this record without even hearing it because, 1. I was pretty fond of the album art and 2. It’s THEE OH SEES.  Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest.  John Dwyer is basically the reason I keep living.  He turned 39 this year and is still the master of all that is psych-rock.

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The Vibe ~ 12/28/13

In the last episode of The Vibe in 2013, DJ Riddle features his favorite tracks and albums that came out this year, including music from Kanye West, Run The Jewels, Chance The Rapper, Drake, Boldy James and more! Follow along with the playlist all throughout the show, live below!

Jamba – Tyler, The Creator

Dope Song – Danny Brown

Banana Clip – Run The Jewels Ft. Big Boi

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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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