WGNS features Center for the Arts exhibit, black h...

WGNS features Center for the Arts exhibit, black history events, MTSU poll

MTSU faculty and staff again shared their expertise with listeners of WGNS radio during the Feb. 17 “Action Line” program with veteran host Bart Walker.

Dr. Jason Reineke

Dr. Jason Reineke

Jonell Hinsey

Dr. Brenden Martin

Dr. Brenden Martin

The live program was broadcast on FM 100.5, 101.9 and AM 1450 from the WGNS studio in downtown Murfreesboro. You can listen to a podcast of the show here.

• Dr. Brenden Martin from the Department of History discusses a new exhibit about local history being created in the lobby of the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts. The project is in partnership with the Center for the Arts to interpret the history of the site, including the people who lived, worked and used the site over nearly two centuries. Martin was joined on the show by Caleb Knies, a doctoral student in the public history program. Read more about the project here.

• Jonell Hinsey, interim director of the Intercultural and Diversity Affairs Center at MTSU, talks about Black History Month events at the university. Documentaries, speeches, sing-alongs and other activities are on tap under the theme of “Civil Rights in America.” Learn more about upcoming events here.

• Dr. Jason Reineke, associate director of the MTSU Poll, talks about the interesting results of from the latest statewide polling about topics such as medical marijuana, same-sex marriage, approval ratings of political leaders, care of foster children and education issues such as Common Core, vouchers and teacher evaluations.

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