December 12, 2011 Title: "Give-a-Give-a-Give-a-Garmin?"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Lance Selva

Synopsis: The U.S. Supreme Court has heard oral arguments and will rule next year on whether law enforcement authorities can attach GPS devices to suspected criminals without a warrant. Dr. Lance Selva, professor of criminal justice, deconstructs the case and its possible ramifications.
December 5, 2011 Title: "Operation Christmas Care"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Lee Ann Newton

Synopsis: Lee Ann Newton, executive aide to the dean of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, discusses her "Operation Christmas Care" service that sends holiday greeting cards and comfort items to wounded American armed forces personnel.
November 28, 2011 Title: "A Cultural Windfall"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Reed Thomas

Synopsis: Dr. Reed Thomas, director of bands, talks about the MTSU Wind Ensemble's recording, "Angels in the Architecture," on Naxos, one of the most prestigious classical music labels in the world.

November 21, 2011 Title: "Kung Fu Language Skills"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Joseph Rembert

Synopsis: MTSU student Joseph Rembert, a Spanish major, explains how his love of kung fu led to an infatuation with the Chinese language and a contest victory during a study-abroad experience in China.
November 14, 2011 Title: "The Cuban Connection"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Ric Morris

Synopsis: Dr. Ric Morris, director of the Project Cuba Program and professor in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, describes one of MTSU's most unique study-abroad experiences.
November 7, 2011 Title: "When Johnny Came Marching to MTSU"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Ellen Garrison

Synopsis: As MTSU prepares for its annual Salute to Veterans, the retired history professor explains how World War II transformed the campus curriculum, student body and overall mission.
October 31, 2011 Title: "Allie and the Aussies"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Allie Schmidt

Synopsis: MTSU student Allie Schmidt delights in memories of her fall 2010 study-abroad experience at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Brisbane, Australia, and her work in the Australian Embassy's Student Ambassador Program.
October 24, 2011 Title: "After the Deluge"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Brian Bordainick

Synopsis: Brian Bordainick, guest lecturer at MTSU's 20th Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium, explains how he spearheaded a fund drive to rebuild the athletic infrastructure at a high school in New Orleans' Ninth Ward after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
October 17, 2011 Title: "An Arab Spring in an American Autumn"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Ali Omer

NOTE: This broadcast was recorded one week prior to the death of Moammar Kadaffi and aired two days prior to his death.

Synopsis: Ali Omer, an MBA candidate at MTSU, talks about the political upheaval in his Libyan homeland and his adjustment to campus life at MTSU and living in the American South.
October 10, 2011 Title: "The Milton Mysteries"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Kevin Donovan

Synopsis: Dr. Kevin Donovan, English professor, explains MTSU's biennial John Milton Conference, an exploration of the writings of "Paradise Lost" author John Milton.
October 2, 2011 Title: "Walk Like an Egyptian"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Donald Redford

Synopsis: The 2011 Strickland Lecturer at MTSU, Egyptologist Dr. Donald Redford of Penn State University, introduces us to the wonders of ancient Egypt, especially the former Egyptian capital of Mendes.
September 26, 2011 Title: "Your MTSU AccuWeather Forecast"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Buddy Peaster

Synopsis: MTSU Police Chief and Director of University Police Buddy Peaster explains MTSU's new partnership with AccuWeather, which will facilitate pinpoint accuracy in determining when to declare weather emergencies.
September 19, 2011 Title: "The Sound of Popular Music"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Dale Cockrell

Synopsis: The director of MTSU's Center for Popular Music talks about the collections in its archives, criteria for acceptance of collections and how he sees the center's mission.
September 12, 2011 Title: "Can You Read Me Now?"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: John Harris

Synopsis: The director of MTSU's Disabled Student Services talks about closed-captioning technology that enables hearing-impaired students to take notes in the classroom.
September 5, 2011 Title: "Resolved"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Pat Richey

Synopsis: The new director of MTSU's revived debate program discusses his plans for building a team and competing in tournaments.
August 29, 2011 Title: "Civil War Sesquicentennial"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Carroll Van West

Synopsis: The director of the Center for Historic Preservation, Dr. Carroll Van West, explains MTSU's involvement in the commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, including events slated for Sept. 5-6.
August 7, 2011 Title: "Covering Islam in the Bible Belt"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Phil Loubere

Synopsis: Phil Loubere, assistant professor of visual communication, explains the "Covering Islam in the Bible Belt" conference sponsored by the MTSU School of Journalism Aug. 21-23 in Nashville.
July 31, 2011 Title: "MTSU Goes Global"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. David Schmidt

Synopsis: Dr. David Schmidt, vice provost for international affairs, discusses how MTSU makes international students feel at home, prepares American students for study-abroad experiences and globalizes the curricula.
July 24, 2011 Title: "Here Comes the Judge"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Courtnei Secrest

Synopsis: MTSU student Courtnei Secrest of Columbia talks about being Chief Justice of the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court.
July 17, 2011 Title: "Tom Berg Remembered"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Tom Berg

Synopsis: This is an encore presentation of a program that originally aired in 2004 with Dr. Tom Berg, professor of electronic media communication. Berg passed away July 10, 2011. The topic of the program is Berg's class on the history of television situation comedies.
July 10, 2011 Title: "Green Jobs in Tennessee"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Murat Arik

Synopsis: The assistant director of MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center explains his report on the present-day impact and promising future of environmentally-friendly jobs in Tennessee.
July 3, 2011 Title: "Computerized in Christiana"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Justin Gilliam

Synopsis: Justin Gilliam, a computer information systems major, puts his MTSU education to work with an online auction site targeted specifically to Rutherford Countians.
June 26, 2011 Title: "Television on Wheels"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Nic Dugger

Synopsis: MTSU alumnus Nic Dugger speaks via telephone from the road about his successful television production business and how MTSU people and equipment helped him get rolling.
June 19, 2011 Title: "Adult Learners Consortium"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Eschell Eady

Synopsis: Eschell Eady of MTSU's University College describes a grant-funded consortium involving MTSU, Motlow State Community College and Tennessee Technological Center in Murfreesboro to facilitate retention and graduation of adult learners.
June 12, 2011 Encore Presentation
June 5, 2011 Title: "The Six-Day War and the 44-Year Agony"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Karen Petersen

Synopsis: On the 44th anniversary of the Six-Day War, Dr. Karen Petersen, associate professor of political science, assesses Israeli-American relations and the impact of the "Arab Spring."
May 29, 2011 Title: "The Buffy Chronicles"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. David Lavery

Synopsis: Dr. David Lavery, MTSU English professor and the so-called "Father of Buffy Studies," discusses Joss Whedon: Conversations, the first in a series of books about television auteurs like Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
May 22, 2011 Title: "Exploring the Rubyfruit Jungle"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Lee Casson

Synopsis: MTSU's first-ever course on gay and lesbian American literature, which will be taught for the first time in the fall 2011 semester, is explained by Lee Casson, English instructor.
May 15, 2011 Encore Presentation
May 8, 2011 Title: "Mastering the Math"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Dr. Dovie Kimmins and Dr. Jeremy Winters

Synopsis: Dr. Dovie Kimmins, professor of mathematical sciences, and Dr. Jeremy Winters, assistant professor of elementary and special education, explain a new master's degree program that also will enable students to earn a certificate to teach math in grades 4-8.
May 1, 2011 Title: "Johnathan Gilliam"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Johnathan Gilliam

Synopsis: McNair Scholar Johnathan Gilliam talks about his undergraduate research on intellectual property, which earned kudos at an academic conference in Chicago.
April 24, 2011 Title: "Police Under Pressure"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Mark Anshel

Synopsis: Dr. Mark Anshel of the Department of Health and Human Performance discusses the impact of stress on first responders.
April 17, 2011 Title: "It's New Madrid's Fault"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Ron Zurawski

Synopsis: State Geologist Ron Zurawski, in advance of his April 22 Earth Day lecture at MTSU, talks about the 1811-1812 earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, as well as the status of earthquake preparedness in Tennessee.
April 10, 2011 Title: "A Very Special Student"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Laurence Tumpag

Synopsis: The senior social work major and McNair Scholar discusses his study-abroad trips and how he overcame an emotionally traumatic childhood to find both peace and progress through education.
April 3, 2011 Title: "Saudi Students Association"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Abdullah Alkobraish

Synopsis: The president of the Saudi Students Association, a new students group at MTSU, discusses his desire to promote more goodwill among Saudis and others on campus.
March 27, 2011 Title: "The Arab Spring Has Sprung"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Larry Burriss

Synopsis: Dr. Larry Burriss, professor of journalism, examines the news media's performance in covering the ongoing unrest in several Middle East countries.
March 20, 2011 Title: "Baseball in Literature and Culture"
Host; Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Warren Tormey

Synopsis: MTSU will host the 16th annual Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference on April 1. One of its organizers, Dr. Warren Tormey, assistant professor of English, talks about the inspiration authors find in the national pastime.
March 13, 2011 Title: "Bullying, Blogging and Being More Organized"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Jackie Gilbert

Synopsis: Dr. Jackie Gilbert, professor of marketing, talks about her blog,, and her instruction and research in the field of workplace bullying.
March 6, 2011 Title: "Gordon on Education"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Bart Gordon

Synopsis: Former Congressman and MTSU alumnus Bart Gordon reflects on his education record, particularly regarding his work to promote science and technology education.
February 27, 2011 Title: "Books for Bangladesh"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Richard Hannah

Synopsis: Dr. Richard Hannah, professor of economics and finance, talks about his December 2010 visit to Bangladesh and MTSU's relationship with Chittagong University.
February 20, 2011 Title: "How I Spent My Egyptian Vacation"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Dr. Larry Burriss and Dr. Kathy Burriss

Synopsis: Dr. Larry Burriss, journalism, and Dr. Kathy Burriss, elementary and special education, vacationed in Israel, Jordan and Egypt in the summer of 2010. They relate their impressions in light of the subsequent downfall of Hosni Mubarak's regime and the turmoil in other Middle East countries.
February 13, 2011 Title: " Misquoting Jesus"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Bart Ehrman

Synopsis: Dr. Bart Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and guest lecturer at MTSU's Applied Philosophy Lyceum, discusses the book he wrote about the discrepancies in different parts of the Bible.
February 6, 2011 Title: "Hospital History"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Patsy Weiler

Synopsis: Patsy Weiler, MTSU alumna and co-author of A Time to Build Up, talks about chronicling the history of Murfreesboro's Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
January 30, 2011 Title: " How to Win at the Game of College"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Ryan Otter

Synopsis: Dr. Ryan Otter, assistant professor of biology at MTSU and author of How to Win at the Game of College: Practical Advice from a College Professor, explains why his students are so confused about their future and how they can try to make the best decisions.
January 23, 2011 Title: "The Writer's Loft"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Rami Shapiro

Synopsis: Dr. Rami Shapiro, adjunct professor of religious studies, is also director of The Writer's Loft, a non-credit certificate program that helps budding authors find their voices--and publishers.
January 16, 2011 Title: "Whither Wikileaks?"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Chris Harris

Synopsis: The professor of electronic media communication dissects the Wikileaks dilemma with angles on the First Amendment, national security and technological implications.
January 9, 2011 Title: "Documenting Diversity on Campus"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Dr. Martha Norkunas, Garet Bleddynn, Hallie Fieser, Jessi Klinedinst, Cheri LaFlamme, Mandi Pitt, and Sara Rieger

Synopsis: Dr. Martha Norkunas, MTSU history professor, and her students discuss their class projects in chronicling underrepresented groups both on- and off-campus.
January 2, 2011

Title: "Raider Rocket"
Host: Gina Logue
Guests: Tyler Stokes and Justin Hudgens

Synopsis: Two MTSU students talk about the group's construction of rockets to NASA specifications for competitions against other universities' rockets.