‘MTSU On the Record’ examines dead bodies with Dr....

‘MTSU On the Record’ examines dead bodies with Dr. Michael Baden

The forensic pathologist who autopsied Michael Brown’s body at the request of his family was the guest on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Michael Baden, the former medical examiner for the city of New York, first aired Oct. 13 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation here.

Dr. Michael Baden

Dr. Michael Baden

Baden will deliver the William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Student Union ballroom. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education.

Baden has conducted more than 20,000 autopsies in his career, including an autopsy on the body of Brown, who was shot to death by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Aug. 9.

High-profile cases in which Baden has provided expert testimony include those of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, comedian John Belushi and Nicole Brown Simpson, the wife of former football star O.J. Simpson.

In addition, Baden chaired congressionally appointed panels probing the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

“We have to deal with the science and what the science says, and we cannot be influenced by what makes one side happy and one side not happy,” said Baden. “That’s always a problem, but it’s more public when it’s a high-profile case.”

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.