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Operation Freefall sheds light on sexual assault

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.

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MSU student veteran sees the rehabilitation power of biking

MSU senior Logan Stark is not your typical student. He served as a Marine Sniper in 3 deployments, one of which was in Afghanistan. Since his return he has taken up biking as a way to mentally and physically heal from the war. In doing so, he discovered a way he could help fellow veterans rehabilitate through a program called Ride to Recovery. Exposure host Abbie Newton spoke with him about the project and its potential impact.

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SPORTS PLAYLIST

“I can’t believe Mercer beat Duke! A 11 seed beating a 3 seed? I had Blue Devils going all the way to the Final Four! My bracket is ruined!”

If you can’t read the above sentence, we have bad news. You can’t sports. Don’t worry! This means you haven’t succumbed to March Madness. Unfortunately, we have bad news again. Everyone will think you’re an ignorant hipster until March Madness is over. Don’t worry again! The Impact’s music experts have handcrafted a Rosetta Stone of sorts that will translate your useless skill of liking good music into the totally useful skill of being able to talk about sports with other people! Sing along to the music, and watch your sports knowledge grow!

Playlist by Stacey Karl
Written by Kevin Glide
Image credit: wehoopny.com

Torch and Twang 3/25/14

Tonight, Torch and Twang brings you concert previews for Noah Gundersen and Lindi Ortega, plus new music from Chuck Ragan, The Baseball Project, Chuck Mead and more!

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Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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6 String Drag- Bottle of Blues- High Hat

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West- Livin’ in America- I’ll Swing My Hammer with Both My Hands

Todd Snider- Brenda- Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables Read More…

MSU student to bike across America to assist affordable housing efforts

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.

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Exposure 3.25.14: NCAA economics, biking, western music and Sexual Assault Intervention

Host Abbie Newton brings you the economics behind the NCAA Tournaments. She speaks with MSU Economics professor, Ron Fisher, about the business of the NCAA Tournaments. She talks with MSU student Madeline Valentine about biking across the United States for Bike N’ Build. Veteran Marine sniper Logan Stark visits the studio to talk about a new biking rehabilitation program he is bringing to East Lansing. Later on the show, we talk about the Sexual Assault Intervention Team using skydiving as a way to raise money and help people overcome sexual assault. Abbie ends the show with a little Western music as she speaks with Ranger Doug from Riders in the Sky.

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Thee Oh Sees – The Lens

If you haven’t heard, Thee Oh Sees went on a short-lived “hiatus” while John Dwyer moved to L.A. Fortunately, they recently announced they would be releasing a new album, Drop, April 19th. Our Jam of the Day is “The Lens” a track from the upcoming album on Dwyer’s label, Castle Face. Get ready to enter an animated tripped out dream utopia.

The Coathangers – Follow Me

Something about this new video from The Coathangers that just isn’t quite right, but I can’t put my finger on it…. You can grab their new album, Suck My Shirt at The Lager House when they play with Audacity, April 13th.

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