‘MTSU On the Record’ Examines Al Gore’s Career

The next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program will focus on the Carthage, Tenn., native who served two terms as vice president and won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Troy Gipson, an MTSU alumnus and author of “From Carthage to Oslo: A Biography of Al Gore,” will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).

Gipson, a Winchester, Tenn., native, met Gore in 1976 as Gore was campaigning for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Gipson says Gore inspired him to study political science at MTSU.

While in college, Gipson served as an intern in Gore’s Washington office in 1981 and again from 1984 to 1985. Gipson graduated from MTSU with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1986.

From 1989 to 2009, Gipson worked as an internal auditor and property management specialist for the Boeing Company in Long Beach, Calif., and Huntsville, Ala.

He is the co-founder of “Politics Profile,” an Internet politics and news blog for which he has written and published more than 50 articles.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

Troy Gipson's new book about Al Gore.

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.