Monday is Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. In 1862, more than 3,000 slaves in the nation's capital were freed. Host Michel Martin speaks with Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray about Emancipation Day, and why he says Washington still suffers from a type of slavery.
Before the start of the Boston Marathon this morning, a runner grabbed a bottle of water from among the hundreds lined up on a table in Hopkinton, Mass.
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The big story at today's Boston Marathon is the weather — in particular the bright, sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s that have race officials worried about how well some of the 27,000 registered runners will cope with the heat for 26.2 miles.
As the Boston Globe says, the medical tents are likely going to be quite busy today. And the Globe says that:
Dr. Robert Malina, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the physical development of youth in the context of activity and sport, will discuss that topic in a free public address at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Room 160 of MTSU’s College of Education Building.
Titled “Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Sport in Youth: Current Status and the Future,” Malina’s speech is the latest offering in the Distinguished Lecture Series presented by the MTSU Center for physical Activity and Health in Youth.
Personal safety and financial equality for women are the issues that will come to the fore in two National Women’s History Month events scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, at MTSU.
The American Association of University Women, MTSU’s June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students and Murfreesboro Business and Professional Women will commemorate Equal Pay Day with an information table from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of the Keathley University Center.
MTSU alumnus Andrew Woodfin "Woody" Miller (B.S. '66), left, greets President Sidney A. McPhee at the University's Philanthropy Luncheon in the James Union Building April 13.
Credit MTSU photo by Andy Heidt
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University says an alumnus has donated $10 million to the school's Centennial fundraising campaign — the largest gift from an alumnus in the school's history.
The announcement of the gift by Nashville entrepreneur Woody Miller is part of MTSU's public launch of its $80 million Centennial Campaign. The campaign has been in a "quiet phase" since before the University observed its 100th anniversary last Sept. 11. Miller's gift has helped boost the campaign's early commitments to nearly $54 million.
MURFRESSBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS) -- I’ve often talked about printed books versus e-books, and still think there is something better about the printed versions. Sure, I have an e-book reader, but I still prefer turning a real page, rather than pushing a button.
But I also remember from high school, when my favorite English teacher wouldn’t let us read from a paperback version of Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar.” She said only hardbacks were the real versions. And I remember thinking, what difference does it matter which version you read? After all, the words are the same.
The housing market has a new frontier — turning foreclosed homes into rental properties. Some big-time investors are starting to buy up thousands of homes to turn into rentals. That might help shore up home prices. But some housing advocates are nervous.
For decades, most single-family homes available for rent have been owned by mom-and-pop landlords. Sometimes it's the nice old guy up the street who owns a couple of rental homes, and some even offer advice on the Internet.
That's a matter of fierce debate among Christians — with conservatives promoting a small-government Jesus and liberals seeing Jesus as an advocate for the poor.
After the House passed its budget last month, liberal religious leaders said the Republican plan, which lowered taxes and cut services to the poor, was an affront to the Gospel — and particularly Jesus' command to care for the poor.