MTSU Out of the Blue: May 2019

The May 2019 edition of the “Out of the Blue” television magazine show from Middle Tennessee State University, available to watch above, features conversations on MTSU’s research into potential medical benefits of hemp and marijuana, how nutrition choices can affect the aging process, and a growing — and alarming — reliance on opinions and lies to counter facts and data. Join us to hear from:

• Dr. Elliot Altman, a biology professor and the director of MTSU’s Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research, who discusses our exploration of medical uses and potential health benefits of cannabis plants and the chemicals they contain.

• Dr. Sandra Poirier, a professor in the Department of Human Sciences’ Nutrition and Food Science Program, who explains how simple dietary choices and mindful, healthier eating can ease the body’s aging processes.

• Dr. Kevin Krahenbuhl, a professor in the College of Education‘s Womack Department of Educational Leadership, who discusses how an increasing dependency on unsupported opinions and biased — and even deceitful — information is creating an era of “truth decay” in news, politics, social media and interpersonal conversations.

Along with viewing online anytime, you can watch “Out of the Blue,” with host Andrew Oppmann, on Murfreesboro cable Channel 9 daily at 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and on NewsChannel5+ at 3:30 p.m. Sundays. “Out of the Blue” also is available as iTunes and Google Play podcasts and on other cable outlets in Middle Tennessee, so check local listings.

Enjoy previous editions of “Out of the Blue” here in our archives, too.