By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor
Morgan Spehar dreams of working for a publication like National Geographic and writing about climate change when she graduates.
“If we’re going to be able to fix anything, the public needs to know what [scientists] are doing, why they’re doing it and why the science works,” Morgan said.
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Kickstarting this dream, the sophomore studying environmental studies and journalism started the first student-led publication focused on science and technology here at Ohio University: The Athens Effect. She and her staff of ten other student writers publish online every week about research and visiting speakers on campus.
“I got more of a reaction to it than I thought I would. I assumed that there weren’t a lot of people who were interested in science and writing, but a lot of people are,” Morgan said.
Although her writing focuses on science, her specialty show does nothing of the sort.
Morgan’s DJ name is MC Mo. “Mo” comes from a nickname her brother gave her that never really stuck, despite how much she personally liked it. Wanting to add some alliteration to really spice up her name, she opted for the title of “MC” instead of the traditional “DJ.”
Morgan’s specialty show is called “Car Jamz,” and is like the radio version of a choose your own adventure game, except MC Mo is always in the driver’s seat, so to speak.
“Car Jamz” features a new playlist every week that revolves around the vibe for a car ride. For example, a few weeks ago MC Mo played dad rock and narrated as though listeners were enjoying some music in the car with their dads while on their way to their uncle’s Fourth of July barbeque.
“It’s a nice way to de-stress. I get an hour or two throughout the week where I don’t have to worry about all the other work I have to do. This is the one organization I get to do just for fun,” Morgan said.
Click here to listen live to “Car Jamz,” hosted by MC Mo every Wednesday at 8 p.m.