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‘The Future of Our Liberty is Confusing': Listen to Oct. 20 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Peter Augustine Lawler

Synopsis: Dr. Peter Augustine Lawler, the Dana Professor of Government at Berry College in Berry, Georgia, was invited to lecture at the University Honors College on the subject of one of his essays, “The Future of Our Liberty is Confusing,” Oct. 30. Lawler is executive editor of the academic journal “Perspectives on Political Science” and author of “Allergic to Crazy,” a compilation of some of his essays.

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‘Impressive Bodies of Work': Listen to Oct. 13 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Michael Baden

Synopsis: The former New York City medical examiner discusses the high-profile cases he has worked on in his career in forensic medicine. MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education invited Baden to campus to speak Oct. 21.

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‘The Drive to Succeed': Listen to Oct. 6 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Saeed Foroudastan

Synopsis: The associate dean of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences explains how students design and build their own cars, boats and moon buggies for knowledge, experience, competitive prizes and fun.

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‘The Student Commander': Listen to Sept. 29 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Tyler Stone

Synopsis: Tyler Stone, an MTSU student who also serves as commander of the Sons of the American Legion at a post in Cannon County, talks about his family’s legacy both as members of the veterans’ group and as Cannon County pioneers.

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‘The Historic Trust'; Listen to Sept. 22 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: David J. Brown

Synopsis: David J. Brown, executive vice president and chief preservation officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, earned his bachelor’s degree from MTSU in 1977. In a telephone interview, Brown, speaking from his Washington, D.C., office, explains the importance of saving America’s heritage for future generations.

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‘The Sound of Preservation': Listen to Sept. 15 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Greg Reish

Synopsis: The new director of MTSU’s Center for Popular Music outlines his priorities for the future and entertains the audience with a song from the Americana catalogue.

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‘State of the University': Listen to Sept. 8 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue

Synopsis: This program is an edited version of MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee’s “State of the University” address at the Fall Faculty Meeting held Aug. 22, 2014, in Tucker Theatre.

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‘Bleed Blue': Listen to Sept. 1 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Diane Turnham

Synopsis: The associate athletic director leads the cheers for the annual competition between MTSU and Western Kentucky University to see which school can obtain more donated blood.

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‘Tennessee’s First Hero': Listen to Aug. 25 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Gordon T. Belt

Synopsis: MTSU alumnus and historian Gordon T. Belt discusses “John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero,” a biography of the state’s first governor written by Belt and his wife, MTSU alumna and historian Traci Nichols-Belt.

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‘World Food and Society': Listen to Aug. 18 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Tony Johnston

Synopsis: Johnston explains his new course, “World Food and Society,” which examines numerous issues, including food deserts in America’s inner cities, the diminution of the family farm and the rise of corporate agriculture, genetically modified foods and the use of deprivation of food as a weapon of war.

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