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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.

Listen to: Tennessee’s First Hero

‘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.

Listen to: World Food and Society

‘Patrolling the Cyberspace Beat’: Listen to August 11 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Lee Wade

Synopsis: Dr. Lee Wade of the MTSU Department of Criminal Justice explains his research into how law enforcement agencies in Tennessee and Georgia are using social media to establish better relations with the citizens they serve.

Listen to: Patrolling the Cyberspace Beat

‘Letters to Mary’: Listen to Aug. 4 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Shirley Farris Jones

Synopsis: Former MTSU employee and historian Shirley Farris Jones talks about the reissuance of “Letters to Mary: The Civil War Diary of Dr. John Kennerly Farris,” her great-grandfather’s accounting of his experiences as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War.

Listen to: Letters to Mary

‘The Path to Inner Peace’: Listen to July 28 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dolma Johanison

Synopsis: An MTSU alumna recalls her life’s journey from college ROTC to the Army National Guard to the Pentagon to her current life as an acupuncturist and Buddhist nun.

Listen to: The Path to Inner Peace

‘The Way He Plays the Game’: Listen to July 21 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Lewis Harkness

Synopsis: Harkness, an MTSU alumnus, talks about his career in sports television as a producer at ESPN and his transition to the new SEC Network.

Listen to: The Way He Plays the Game

‘John Roberts and the Supremes’: Listen to July 14 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. John Vile

Synopsis: Dr. John Vile is dean of the University Honors College, a constitutional law scholar, a political scientist, a mock trial coach and author of numerous books, including “Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law.” He analyzes the rulings handed down in the most recent session of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Listen to: John Roberts and the Supremes

‘Spay It Forward’: Listen to July 7 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Miranda Caffey-Vogeler

Synopsis: MTSU alumna Miranda Caffey-Vogeler discusses her work with Short Mountain Dog Rescue, helping dumped and abandoned pets to find new homes and ensuring that they’re safely spayed and neutered to reduce the animal population.

Listen to: Spay It Forward

‘The Best and the Fulbrightest’: Listen to June 30 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Jennifer Benetti-Longhini and Kevin McDaniel

Synopsis: This year’s MTSU winners of prestigious Fulbright fellowships discuss their upcoming research in Brazil. Benetti-Longhini will study butterflies; McDaniel will study ancient archaeological sites.

Listen to: The Best and the Fulbrightest

‘The Shifting Sands of Saudi Arabia’: Listen to June 23 ‘MTSU On the Record’

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Sean Foley

Synopsis: Shortly after returning from a  year-long research visit to Saudi Arabia, Dr. Sean Foley, associate professor of history, offers his views of the kingdom and how it is inaccurately portrayed in Western media.

Listen to: The Shifting Sands of Saudi Arabia