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WMOT Fund Drive Thank You Gifts

Oct 22, 2017

When you become a member of WMOT we’ll invite you to one of our members-only shows with artists like Bela Fleck, Elizabeth Cook, Luther Dickinson, Angaleena Presley, Brent Cobb, EmiSunshine, Lori McKenna, Todd Snider and Tony Joe White. 

New members will also  receive the following thank-you gifts when they join WMOT this week:

Have an old vehicle sitting in your driveway?  Donate your used vehicle to WMOT, we will do all the work, all you have to do is sit back and relax! Our qualified donation support team is ready to work out all the details of your donation. We will even haul your car away for free! Call 888-WMOT-CAR. 888-966-8227. You can also donate online.

Erin Thomas

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT is pleased to report that WMOT News and the station's student reporting partners at Middle Tennessee State University won more than 40 News Excellence Awards during the annual Associated Press college and professional news contests.

WMOT Radio News and our College radio news student partners won 14 awards. You can read and/or listen to most of this year's award winning stories using the links provided below.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  You may have noticed that WMOT Radio’s home here at Middle Tennessee State University has a new name.

The former College of Mass Communication recently changed its name to The College of Media Entertainment.

College Dean Ken Paulson recently noted that the new name is ”a clear and contemporary name that reflects the way media work today. “

Tuesday evening the performing rights giant BMI will host a reception in Nashville to help the College celebrate its new brand.

Finding a way to help cattle beat the heat is the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Warren Gill, a professor in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug.16, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and http://www.wmot.org).

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart airs, with its namesake at the helm, for the final time Thursday night. Over 17 seasons, the satirical news show has become one of the most influential TV programs of its time — changing not only the genre of political comedy but arguably political culture more generally.

In the lead-up to the last show, q's pop culture panel  — Stephen Marche, Emily Keeler and Briony Smith — convenes to discuss the end of an era.

The Bomb saved my mom

I was in my 20s when I came to fully appreciate the contradiction of my mom’s life: Had it not been for The Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, she very well might not have survived the Japanese prison camp in Indonesia.

The nature of effective leadership will be the topic of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Leigh Stanfield will air from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).

Stanfield, a communication studies major from Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, presented her research in May at the 2015 NCA Undergraduate Honors Conference at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Discarded household items can serve as the foundation for a new home and a new life for some MTSU students in the annual “Great Giveaway.”

Raiders for Christ, an MTSU student organization, will accept donations of gently used furniture and other goods from 8:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 1, through Wednesday, Aug. 19, at its headquarters, 1105 E. Bell St. in Murfreesboro.

The items will be given to MTSU international students from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 22.

America's most embarrassing statistic — and one effort to change it

Why is the US the only industrialized nation with a rising rate of maternal mortality? Supermodel-turned-maternal health advocate, Christy Turlington Burns talks about her latest mission to raise awareness about maternal deaths.

Sarah Hepola's Blackout is more then just another drinking memoir

Blackout memoirist Sarah Hepola writes candidly about the nights she can't forget — because she can't remember them.

  

 

Canada is burning and America is choking on her smoke

Canada's wildfires are sending smoke billowing south, thanks to the jet stream and changes in the location of high pressure systems across the US. All that smoke has led to air quality alerts around the US — from the Pacific Northwest to the Upper Midwest.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: What does the Greek crisis really mean for Europe down the road? Good question.

Should we get used to reading serious literature on smartphones?

Clive Thompson, who just read War and Peace on his iPhone, on whether massive texts and the latest tech work well together.

The strong connection between gender equality and a kickass national women's soccer team

Want to have a kickass women’s national soccer team? Fix your gender inequality.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: By a wide margin, the Greeks have said "No" to the latest austerity deal offered by its European counterparts. But the big unanswered question remains: now what?

 

An MTSU student who was inspired to set Pearl Harbor to music will be the guest on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with student composer Blair Boothe will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).

Boothe, a senior from Culleoka, Tennessee, majoring in instrumental music education, introduced “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy” in an April 30 performance by the Columbia Winds at Columbia Central High School.

Despite protests, Ontario is going forward with a newer, more modern sex ed curriculum. These girls helped make it happen.

There’s a battle afoot over sex education in the Canadian province of Ontario. The government says it’s overhauling its sex ed curriculum — which it hasn’t done since 1998 — to prepare kids for issues like tolerance and consent.

Forget Hipster — are you a yuccie?

Are you a twenty-something that is too hipster to be a yuppie and too yuppie to be a hipster? Well, guess what: you might just be a yuccie.

#OITNB listens to PRI's The World

If you're fans of Orange Is the New Black, you might have caught a reference to on of your favorite public radio shows in episode two of season three, which dropped last night. We're so glad to be helping Piper Chapman get her life back on track. 

Architect: Stop building US prisons with 'spaces intended to torture people'

Albert Woodfox was confined to a Louisiana prison cell all by himself — for 43 years.  But his ordeal could be coming to an end.

When It Comes to Fracking, Big Government Trumps Local Control

"Fracking" is used to extract underground oil and gas.  The more it's used, the more controversial it becomes. A new EPA report is being cheered by both environmentalists and the energy industry — but the battle is far from over.

Zanzibar's 'Solar Mamas' flip the switch on rural homes, gender roles

Take a step back from Zanzibar’s white sand beaches and big hotels and you’re in a very different world. One where the island’s dusty, inland villages largely go dark once the sun sets. This is when the differences between people who have electricity and those who don’t are most pronounced.

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