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In the News: Milk, trade relations, Chinese music, politics, impeachment, Carl Perkins and more

National media outlets recently published the perspectives of MTSU faculty experts on various topics including impeachment, social media, foreign policy, lawsuits against tobacco companies and milk.

Dr. Greg Reish, director of MTSU's Center for Popular Music

Dr. Greg Reish

Ken Paulson, dean, College of Media and Entertainment

Ken Paulson

Dr. Greg Reish, director of MTSU’s Center for Popular Music, and Dr. Mei Han, director of MTSU’s Center for Chinese Music and Culture, previewed the Oct. 24 joint concert performance of Su Yang and Jim Lauderdale for an Oct. 21 story on WMOT-FM. The transcript is available here.

Ken Paulson, director of MTSU’s Free Speech Center, commented on Facebook’s new “news tab” platform, which is designed to help separate credible information from misinformation, for a story at beat.10ztalk.com and other media outlets. His views can be read here.

Paulson also commented on unrealistic expectations of privacy on social media for an Oct. 28 story at e-news.us and other news outlets. The article can be accessed here.


Dr. Sekou Franklin

Dr. Sekou Franklin

Dr. John Vile

Dr. John Vile

Dr. Sekou Franklin, an associate professor of political science and international affairs, opined that President Donald Trump will do all he can to polarize the electorate as the impeachment inquiry moves forward for an Oct. 28 story at www.finalcall.com. His comments are available here.

Dr. John Vile, dean of the University Honors College and Constitutional law scholar, answered questions about the impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill and U.S. foreign policy in Syria and Turkey on the Oct. 30 edition of “Inside Politics” on NewsChannel5+. The video can be viewed here.


Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes

Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes

Kent Syler, assistant professor, political science

Kent Syler

Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes, director of the Albert Gore Research Center, said he is proud of his testimony in civil suits against tobacco companies for a story that aired on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” Oct. 31. The audio and a transcript are available here.

Kent Syler, a professor of political science and international affairs, commented on Bill Hagerty’s bid for a U.S. Senate seat for an Oct. 31 article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. His views can be read here.


Martin Fisher, curator of recorded media in the Center for Popular Music

Martin Fisher

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Martin Fisher, curator of recorded media in the Center for Popular Music, brought some original acetates of Carl Perkins’ music to the attention of writer Shawn Pitts for an article at www.thebittersoutherner.com. His comments can be accessed here.

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, a professor of political science and international affairs, penned a column on trade relations between the United States and China that was published Nov. 6 at www.valdaiclub.com. His opinions are available here.

Matthew Wade, MTSU Farm Laboratories director

Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade, director of farm laboratories, conveyed some facts about milking and milk in a Nov. 7 interview on WKRN-TV. His words can be read here.

Reporters seeking expertise from MTSU personnel, as well as members of the campus community with expertise for media, may contact Gina Logue in the Office of News and Media Relations at 615-898-5081 or via email at gina.logue@mtsu.edu.


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