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Exposure 4/22/14: O.A.R., Every Two Minutes, squirrels, multi-tasking and organ donation

Host Abbie Newton chats with O.A.R. drummer Chris Culos about the band’s performance at the Lansing Microbrew and Music Festival. Kirk Mason and Lauren Swanson, two Michigan State students, come to the studio to talk about their documentary, Every Two Minutes. Reporter Alsha Claussen takes to the wilderness and brings us a story about squirrels on campus. Reporter Carmen Scruggs explores the process of organ donation and Reporter Sarah Torrico discovers how multi-tasking is affecting our lives.

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The Pact – #27 – 4/21/14

This week on The Pact, Austin and Lou talk Wings and Bruins. The Wings took Game One, but the Bruins evened the series with a decisive Game Two win. What will our panelists have to say?

Then, after the break, Fino, Faith and Harry debate whether or not Donald Trump is a legitimate candidate to own the Buffalo Bills. Fino says yes, what about the rest of the panel? Find out on this episode of The Pact.

Plus, MSU football is primed for their annual Green vs. White spring game. Fino puts it on the line, challenging coach Dantonio’s call for 50,000 fans.


Tune in to The Pact every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on 88.9FM or listen live online at impact89fm.org/sports.

Photo: Jonathan Yales/Impact Sports


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Exposure 4/15/14: COGS & Inside Out

Host Abbie Newton talks to Stefan Fletcher, who is in his forth and final term as the Council of Graduate Students President, about his presidency and plans for the future. Newly elected COGS president, Emily Bank, and former COGS president and Director of Student Health Education at Olin Health Center Dennis Martell join the conversation. We also talk about Lou Anna K. Simon’s President’s Report, Inside Out. The report follows nine MSU students for a year, giving us an inside look at the lives of some of the most dynamic Spartans.

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Inside Out President’s Report: A look at the lives of nine Spartan students

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.

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The Pact – #26 – 4/14/14

Gary Harris has decided to leave MSU and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, but was it the right decision? The Pact opens with a discussion and debate on the departure of Spartan basketball’s superstar.

The NHL playoffs are set to begin, and the Detroit Red Wings are preparing to faceoff against the President Trophy Winners, Boston Bruins. Can Detroit put the pieces together just in time to beat the NHL’s best regular season team? Austin and Fino say yes, but Lou is not so sure.

In the final portion of the show, the group dissects the Tigers’ opening ten games. Is it too early to panic about Detroit’s bullpen? What does Joe Nathan’s “dead arm” really mean? Will Dombrowski make a trade? Are we all overthinking it with 152 games left?


Tune in to The Pact every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on 88.9FM or listen live online at impact89fm.org/sports.

Photo: David Defever/Impact Sports


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Exposure 4/8/14: Mental Health

In lieu of Mental Health Awareness Week on Michigan State’s campus, Host Abbie Newton delves into the topic of mental health. She speaks with Director of Student Health Education at Olin Health Center Dennis Martell about the prevalence of mental health illnesses on campus. She also has several students share personal stories about mental health. Among them, Jill Passanante, Zach DeRade, Marisa Martini and James Conwell.

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The Pact – #25 – 4/7/14

With March Madness drawing to a close, the NHL playoffs are taking the spotlight.

In the first half of the show, Fino moderates as Lou and Austin debate the Wings’ chances in the upcoming playoffs. If the pieces fall into place, is Detroit a Stanley Cup contender?

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The Vibe ~ 3/8

DJ Riddle makes his return back to The Vibe after a two week hiatus. Expect new music from Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q, Pharrell and a mourning of hip-hop legends The Notorious BIG and Baatin. Make your request at 517-884-8989 or on Twitter at @WDBM! Follow along with the playlist all night below:

Welcome Back – Mase

Move That Doh – Future ft. Pusha T, and Pharrell

Studio – ScHoolboy Q

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Smartphone usage at night decreases energy levels the next day

Michigan State University professor in the Department of Management Russell Johnson studied the impacts of using smartphones at night. He and his colleagues found that smartphone usage before bed can actually decrease energy levels the next day. Impact’s Abbie Newton spoke with Johnson on Exposure on Feb. 25.

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