Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon released her annual report a couple weeks ago. Last year, the report was called Spartans Will 360 and it showcased the work MSU professors and faculty were doing around the world. This year, the report was called Inside Out. It showcased the lives of 9 Michigan State students. A production team followed the students around for a full year as we began to understand what a Spartan life looks like. Three of these students and one student producer came on Exposure to talk about the experience.
People usually go sky-diving to experience the thrill and cross it off the bucket list. But, in 2001 a woman named Kelly Greene used skydiving as a tool to empower and overcome her past. She was sexually assaulted, but instead of fearing the anniversary of the assault, she decided to overcome another fear of hers: heights. Now, Michigan State University’s Sexual Assault Intervention Team is joining the initiative. Volunteers are raising money and some will even be jumping from an airplane. Exposure Director Abbie Newton talks with MSU psychology student Brianna Jecmen about the Intervention Team and Operation Freefall. For more information on how to make donations, click here.
Michigan State University student Madeline Valentine has decided to bike across the country this summer. She will be participating in a ride with Bike & Build, which is an organization that uses biking as a way to fund and assist affordable housing efforts. Exposure Host Abbie Newton spoke with Madeline about her upcoming journey.
What is that thing we call the Cyclotron? Michigan State graduate student Ragnar Stroberg sits down with Impact’s Carmen Scruggs to teach us all about it. Stroberg also talks about his response to being nominated one of Australia Business Insider’s Most Eligible Bachelors in Science.
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.
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 of the first Exposure of September, host Abbie Newton talks with Carl Borchgrevink, a Michigan State University professor, about a class that explores the history, tastes, and fancy of wines. Carlee Henderson of VIM Magazine also visits the studio to speak about Michigan State’s only fashion magazine on campus. Later on the show, we speak about Spartan Remix and Student Ticket Day at the Wharton Center.
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.
Tonight on Torch and Twang, we’ll be talking about a few concerts happening in the Mitten this week (we’ll even have some giveaways!) to go along with the four hours of americana’s best.
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