MTSU "On the Record" 2010

December 26, 2010 Title: "The Drama of the European Theater"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Derek Frisby

Synopsis: The history professor talks about his upcoming study abroad excursion to important World War II battle sites.

December 19, 2010 Title: " Jesus: One Man, Two Faiths"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Ron Messier

Synopsis: The professor emeritus of history and former director of the University Honors Program talks about his new book on how Jesus of Nazareth can be a locus for dialogue between Muslims and Christians.

December 12, 2010 Title: " Business Girls and Two-Job Wives"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Jane Marcellus

Synopsis: Dr. Jane Marcellus, an associate professor of journalism, examines media stereotypes of working women in magazines published between 1918 and 1941.

December 5, 2010 Title: "Meeting with Medvedev"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Synopsis: The political science professor chats about his exclusive two-hour meeting with Russian President Dimitry Medvedev at a conference in Moscow.

November 28, 2010 Title: " The Un-Civil War in Middle Tennessee"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Shirley Farris Jones

Synopsis: The professor emeritus of history discusses her new book, which was published to raise money for the Rutherford County Historical Society.

November 21, 2010 Title: "College in Cuba"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Ric Morris

Synopsis: Dr. Ric Morris, professor in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, talks about a new study abroad opportunity for both students and faculty to study and conduct research in Cuba.

November 14, 2010 Title: "Grading the Teachers"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Rick Short

Synopsis: The associate dean of the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences talks about his leadership of a task force involved in creating a new way to assess the job performance of novice teachers.

November 7, 2010 Title: "Matriculating in Malaga"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Justin Witt

Synopsis: In an interview recorded before he departed the United States, the 23-year-old recording industry and international relations major talks about getting a grant for his new study abroad experience in Malaga, Spain, and his prior trips to Western Europe and Colombia.

October 31, 2010 Title: "The Garbologist"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. William Rathje

Synopsis: Dr. William Rathje, an expert on the archaeology of modern garbage from the University of Arizona, is scheduled to be MTSU's Undergraduate Social Science Symposium speaker Nov. 2.

October 24, 2010 Title: "Conrad Crane"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Conrad Crane

Synopsis: The director of the U.S. Military History Institute, who is slated to speak at MTSU Nov. 2, talks about the changes in counterinsurgency policy he helped to author and promulgate.

October 17, 2010 Title: " Almost to Eden"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. June McCash

Synopsis: The former director of the University Honors Program talks about her novel, a story of an Irish immigrant set on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

October 3, 2010 and October 10, 2010 Title: " Zones of Twilight"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Amanda Di Paolo

Synopsis: Dr. Amanda Di Paolo of the Department of Political Science explains her new book, which analyzes wartime presidential powers and federal court decision-making.

September 26, 2010 Title: "COHRE Foundational Leadership Academy"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Dr. Patrick McCarthy and Dr. Michael Hein

Synopsis: Dr. Patrick McCarthy, director of the Center for Organizational and Human Resource Effectiveness, and Dr. Michael Hein, professor of psychology, talk about the expansion of the Foundational Leadership Academy, which had been restricted to Rutherford County employees, to the private sector.
September 19, 2010 Title: "Nina and the Supremes"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Nina Totenberg and Dr. John Vile

Synopsis: National Public Radio Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, who is slated to lecture at MTSU Sept. 22, and Dr. John Vile, University Honors College dean and Constitutional law scholar, talk about the U.S. Supreme Court and its impact on American life.

September 12, 2010 Title: "Allied Health in Tennessee"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Martha Jo Edwards and Cindy Chafin

Synopsis: Dr. Martha Jo Edwards, who holds the Adams Chair of Excellence in Health Care Service at MTSU, and Cynthia Chafin, project director and consultant with the Adams Chair, discuss "Allied Health in Tennessee: A Supply and Demand Study."
September 5, 2010 Title: "PopMaster Fabel"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Jorge "PopMaster Fabel" Pabon and Dr. Felicia Miyakawa

Synopsis: Hip-hop historian Jorge "PopMaster Fabel,"; an adjunct professor at New York University, and Dr. Felicia Miyakawa, associate professor of musicology at MTSU, talk about Fabel's Sept. 7 appearance at MTSU to discuss the relationship between gangs and hip-hop.

August 22, 2010 Title: "Health Care and the Economy"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: : Dr. Murat Arik

Synopsis: Dr. Murat Arik, assistant director of the Business and Economic Research Center at MTSU, explains his recent study assessing the impact of the health care industry on the Nashville economy.

(Footnote: This broadcast was repeated on August 29, 2010 due to technical difficulties at WMOT during the August 22, 2010 broadcast.)

August 15, 2010 Title: "Trade, Traveling and Technology"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Steven Livingston

Synopsis: Livingston, a political science professor and editor of Global Commerce, talks about his trip to Israel, his new grant to help others learn about Congressional rules and procedures, and the international trade picture.

August 8, 2010 Title: "Fulbright Fellowship"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Marianne Craven and Dr. Sean Foley

Synopsis: Marianne Craven, Managing Director for Academic Programs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and Dr. Sean Foley, assistant professor of history at MTSU, talk about Foley's Fulbright Fellowship, which will take him to Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and India.

August 1, 2010 Title: "Get Your Ticket at the Station"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Terry Coats

Synopsis: Terry Coats, an MTSU alumnus, discusses his new book, Next Stop on Grandpa's Road--History and Architecture of NC&St.L. Railway Depots and Terminals.

July 25, 2010 Title: "Political and Civic Engagement"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Stephen Morris

Synopsis: The chair of the Department of Political Science outlines a new minor in political and civic engagement that will give students a chance to earn academic credit for experiential learning in the political world.

July 18, 2010 Title: "A Passion for Fashion"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Shelby Crocker

Synopsis: Shelby Crocker, an MTSU student from Milan, talks about her work with Fashion News Live covering the Fashion Week designers' showcase in New York.

July 11, 2010 Title: " Wise Oonagh"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Jan Hayes

Synopsis: Dr. Jan Hayes, professor emeritus of educational leadership, chats about her second children's folktale book, Wise Oonagh, an Irish story about a wife who protects her husband from a bully.

July 4, 2010 Title: "Spirit Touch"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Joseph Akins

Synopsis: Dr. Joseph Akins, associate professor of recording industry, discusses his musical career, his three albums, including his latest, "Spirit Touch," and achieving a balance between the academic life and the life of a touring musician.

June 27, 2010 Title: "Living Learning Community"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Dr. Laurie Witherow and Vincent Windrow

Synopsis: Dr. Laurie Witherow, director of the Academic Support Center, and Vincent Windrow, director of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, discuss the pending creation of a Gen. Next Living Learning Community. The project will encourage students from Rutherford and Davidson counties to live on campus.

June 20, 2010 Title: "International Media Studies Minor"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Richard Pace

Synopsis: Dr. Richard Pace, professor of anthropology, talks about a new minor designed to offer students a broad understanding of how media are used globally, taking into consideration cultural differences in various parts of the world.

June 13, 2010 Title: "America's First Network TV Censor"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Bob Pondillo

Synopsis: Stockton Helffrich had a great impact on the future direction of television in its early years in the way he struggled with issues like sex, race, violence and language on NBC entertainment programming. Pondillo, a professor of electronic media communication, tells his story in a new book.

June 6, 2010 Title: "Knowledge, Evidence and Justification"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Clarence Johnson

Synopsis: Johnson, a philosophy professor, will teach a new course in the fall to investigate questions such as "What is knowledge?," "Is knowledge possible?," and "What is the difference between knowledge and belief?"

May 30, 2010 Title: "The Future of Life"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Phil Oliver

Synopsis: In the fall 2010 semester, Oliver, a philosophy professor, will teach a brand new course focusing on a variety of themes, including biomedical ethics, biotechnology and ecological sustainability.

May 23, 2010 Title: "International Education"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Rong Wang

Synopsis: Rong Wang, a coordinator in the Office of International Education, discusses the many aspects of internationalizing MTSU and helping international students adjust to their campus environment.

May 16, 2010 Title: "Animals and Society"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Angela Mertig

Synopsis: Mertig, a professor of sociology, will teach a class in May 17-June 5 session on how animals have been viewed by humans over time, what it means to say that humans are animals, and the purposes of the animal welfare and animal rights movements.

May 9, 2010 Title: " To Kill a Tiger"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Jid Lee

Synopsis: Dr. Jid Lee, English professor, discusses her new book, To Kill a Tiger, a memoir of her childhood in South Korea and the tumultuous war that led to the division of the Korean Peninsula.

May 2, 2010 Title: "Oral History"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Martha Norkunas

Synopsis: MTSU history professor Norkunas talks about her career as an oral historian, the role of oral history in the MTSU Public History Program and how to conduct an oral history interview.

April 25, 2010 Title: " The Arab Gulf States"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Sean Foley

Synopsis: In his new book, The Arab Gulf States: Beyond Oil and Islam, the assistant professor of history posits that the emergence of women and technological advances in communication are causing a cultural sea change in six Arab nations.

April 18, 2010 Title: "Tennessee's New Abolitionists"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Dr. Amy Sayward and Rev. Stacy Rector

Synopsis: The chair of the MTSU history department and the executive director of Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty discuss a new book chronicling the history of the anti-capital punishment movement in Tennessee.

April 11, 2010 Title: "The New, True Charlie Wu"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Bob Pondillo

Synopsis: The professor of electronic media communication talks about his latest independent film, which he wrote, directed and produced with MTSU students and alumni.

April 4, 2010

Title: "The Case of the Undergraduate Casebook"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. John Vile

Synopsis: The dean of the University Honors College, who is an expert on constitutional law, has co-edited a new casebook for undergraduate college students interested in becoming lawyers.

March 28, 2010

Title: "A Shaky Foundation?"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Dr. William Canak and Dr. Randall Adams

Synopsis: Canak, an MTSU sociology professor, and Adams, an assistant professor of sociology at Tennessee Tech, discuss their study of the construction industry, which found that Tennessee is losing millions of tax dollars because of the misclassification of workers.

March 21, 2010

Title: "Ferguson Jenkins"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Ferguson Jenkins

Synopsis: The Major League Hall-of-Fame pitcher discusses baseball today in advance of his luncheon address to the Baseball Literature and Culture Conference March 26 at MTSU.

March 14, 2010

Title: "WWII Homefront Project"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Dr. Brenden Martin, Ashley Staley, and Katherine Merzbacher

Synopsis: The director of the Public History Program and two of his students talk about collecting artifacts and oral histories for an exhibit about what World War II was like on the homefront in Rutherford County.

March 7, 2010

Title: "A Democratic Iraq?"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Steve Saunders and Dr. Karen Petersen

Synopsis: Saunders, director of the McNair Scholars Program, and Petersen, assistant professor of political science, discuss their book Prospects for Political Stability in a Democratic Iraq.

February 28, 2010

Title: "Gloria Steinem"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Gloria Steinem

Synopsis: The feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine discusses a variety of issues prior to her March 2 National Women's History Month keynote address at MTSU.

February 21, 2010

Title: "MTSU Military Center"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Cathy Delametter

Synopsis: The coordinator of the MTSU Military Center discusses the needs and concerns of veterans attending college.

February 14, 2010

Title: "Sound of Dogs"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Warren Smythe

Synopsis: The electronic media production major talks about his independent film, which is about a high school boy who learns about his forgotten past through a girl.

February 7, 2010

Title: "Hooray for Hollywood"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Nicki DeCroce and Tony Holt

Synopsis: Two MTSU mass communication majors created a video for entry into a contest that could give them a chance to interview the stars on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

January 31, 2010

Title: "Katie in Haiti"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Katie Erie

Synopsis: The social work major recalls her survival of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where she was working at an orphanage for a Nashville-based ministry.

January 24, 2010

Title: "The Present and Future of Radio"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Paul Allen

Synopsis: Paul Allen, an associate professor of recording industry who has extensive experience in radio, concerts and academia, examines the radio industry today and prospects for its future.

January 17, 2010

Title: "Industrial Hygienist"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Doug Brinsko

Synopsis: Doug Brinsko, MTSU's first industrial hygienist, explains his job and what he does to help keep the campus safe from a variety of potential hazards.

January 10, 2010

Title: "The Child and the Spells"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: John Hill

Synopsis: John Hill, recording industry professor and recording engineer for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, discusses his work on a disc that is nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Album.

January 3, 2010

Title: "Humans in Crisis"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Dr. Hari Garbharran, Mary Lane Poe, Jason Goodrich, Laura Collins, and Shaparak Malek

Synopsis: Dr. Hari Garbharran, geosciences professor, explains Humans in Crisis, an international nonprofit organization he and his wife founded, and how he engaged MTSU students like Jason Goodrich, Mary Lane Poe, and Shaparak Malek, as well as faculty colleague Laura Collins, in the fight against poverty in developing nations.