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The Undercurrent- 10/13/19 -S12E6- What Is All The Buzz About?

The Undercurrent- 10/13/19 -S12E6- What Is All The Buzz About?

Sophie Sagan, Taylor Haelterman, and Destinny Todd

October 15, 2019

What Is All The Buzz About? This week on The Undercurrent, host Sophie Sagan presents stories about bees and pollinators. First, Destinny Todd and Taylor Haelterman produced a compilation of interviews with impact employees about what they know about bees. Then Sophie Sagan interviews Megha...

The Undercurrent- 9/29/19 -S12E4- Homecoming!

The Undercurrent- 9/29/19 -S12E4- Homecoming!

Sophie Sagan and Nick Saba

October 1, 2019

Happy homecoming! This week on The Undercurrent we've got three stories produced by alumni, Daniel Rayzel, Naina Rao, and Audrey Matuz.

Gotcha scooters set to launch at Michigan State University

Gotcha scooters set to launch at Michigan State University

Taylor Haelterman, Assistant News Director

September 27, 2019

After Michigan State University chose Gotcha as its sole provider of electric scooters on  campus this year, the release of those scooters has been a source of confusion.  The original launch date was vaguely set for around the start of classes, and on Sept. 16, Gotcha teased on its Facebook page ...

The Undercurrent- 9/8/19 -S12E2- Take Me To Your Leader

The Undercurrent- 9/8/19 -S12E2- Take Me To Your Leader

Sophie Sagan and Cole Tunningley

September 13, 2019

This week on The Undercurrent we have three hosts Cole Tunningley, Sophie Sagan, and Taylor Haelterman. Cole reports a story about the September 8th MSU board of trustees meeting. And the groups talks about stories in the upcoming season of the Undercurrent.  

The Undercurrent – 03/10/2019 – S11E6 – Sports!

The Undercurrent – 03/10/2019 – S11E6 – Sports!

Sophie Sagan, Nick Saba, Cole Tunningley, and Taylor Haelterman

June 2, 2019

This week on the Undercurrent, the Impact News Team collaborates with the Sports Team for an episode featuring stories about e-sports, a fanclub of grandmas, and more! First, reporter Taylor Haelterman brings you a feature about the Lebron James Grandmothers Fan Club, a group of grandmas devoted to...

The Undercurrent – 03/03/2019 – S11E5 – Leave!

The Undercurrent – 03/03/2019 – S11E5 – Leave!

March 4, 2019

This week on the Undercurrent, we examine the lead-up to the Global Climate Strike that took place on March 15th, 2019. Host Cole Tunningley interviews a member of the Sunrise Movement. And reporter Sophie Sagan looks at a few young folks who are fighting for climate justice.

The Undercurrent – 2/10/2019 – S11E3: Love Was Weird

The Undercurrent – 2/10/2019 – S11E3: Love Was Weird

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

February 11, 2019

Love Was Weird This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents the yearly Valentine's special episode. Reporter Sophie Sagan asks people to describe their dream dates and their dream partners. In between, you will hear short retellings of love stories from history.

The Undercurrent – 2/7/2019 – S11E2 – Dark and Snowy Nights

The Undercurrent – 2/7/2019 – S11E2 – Dark and Snowy Nights

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

February 7, 2019

Dark and Snowy Nights This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley rebroadcasts a vintage episode from the archives, titled "In the Dark." But before that, in honor of the polar vortex and MSU's cancelling class, reporter Sophie Sagan talks to Michigan State alumni to find out how they spe...

Hotwater Really Works: The Story of a Unique Hot Tub Store and its Founder

Hotwater Really Works: The Story of a Unique Hot Tub Store and its Founder

February 1, 2019

Hotwater Works is an intimidating presence on Michigan Avenue, noticeable on any drive to The Ave or Mac’s, stumbled past on many drunken walks to Quality Dairy, always gleaming on sunny days. Through the glass storefront, the first thing you see is a stage loaded with instruments.  But beyo...

The Undercurrent – 1/20/2019 – S11E1 – MLK in Detroit/Goodbye, Engler

The Undercurrent – 1/20/2019 – S11E1 – MLK in Detroit/Goodbye, Engler

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

January 25, 2019

MLK in Detroit / Goodbye Engler This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley explores the life and times of John Engler. On the other half of the show, reporter Sophie Sagan presents her research on the historical connections between MLK and Detroit.

The Undercurrent – 12/2/2018 – S10E9 – Working For Free

The Undercurrent – 12/2/2018 – S10E9 – Working For Free

January 25, 2019

Working for Free This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley presents stories about working for free. First, reporter Sophie Sagan interviews a woman who spent some time interning at NASA. Then, the host interviews Troy Hale, founder of Tricky Hale Films, to talk about his film, Fart: A Documentary....

The Undercurrent – 11/25/2019 – S10E8 – Remembering Thanksgiving

The Undercurrent – 11/25/2019 – S10E8 – Remembering Thanksgiving

Cole Tunningley and Sophie Sagan

November 26, 2018

Remembering Thanksgiving This week on The Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley and reporter Sophie Sagan tell each other two stories related to Thanksgiving. The first is about Jamestown, a colony set up a few decades before the Pilgrims came to this country. The second is about how one woman sp...

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