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12:07pm

Mon October 15, 2012
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JUST ONE QUESTION: ACLU Director Asks About Voter ID Laws

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahead of tomorrow night’s second presidential debate, Lipscomb University is offering voters a chance to discuss the tensions between free speech and civility.

The Lipscomb forum will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Participants will then get a chance to watch the debate together.

As the campaign debate season continues, WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance.  Today we hear from Hedy Weinberg, director of the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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8:23am

Mon October 15, 2012
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Literary Journal Features Tennessee Talent

A recent 2nd & Church cover
2nd & Church

MURFREESBORO— There’s a new mid-state based online literary journal featuring Tennessee talent.

The website “2nd & Church” is the creation of Middle Tennessee State Professor of English Alvin Knox. The journal is accepting submissions in poetry, creative nonfiction, technical writing, literary fiction, poetry, translation and commercial fiction.

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7:37am

Mon October 15, 2012
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Burriss on Media: Responsibility

Dr. Larry Burriss
MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  One of the hallmarks of the American system of media is called the “social responsibility theory,” which says you can publish what you want without government interference, but you have to face the consequences of your actions.

Put on perhaps more crass terms, we tell our student journalists, “You want to play with the big kids, then you have to be treated like a big kid,” which means taking responsibility for what you publish.

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3:29pm

Fri October 12, 2012
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MTSU Football Looks for a Win in Florida

MTSU Blue Raider Football Coach Rick Stockstill
MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are on their way to Florida for Saturday’s game against Florida International University at Miami.

The last couple of weeks have been a real roller-coaster ride for MTSU. Two weeks ago the Blue Raiders pummeled Georgia Tech 49 to 28. But this past week the Raiders stumbled against the University of Louisiana at Monroe, losing their homecoming game 31-17.

FIU will be playing their homecoming game, and Coach Rick Stockstill says MT will have to be in top form to win.

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3:15pm

Fri October 12, 2012
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Enviro. Groups Challenge Mountain Top Mining in Tenn.

State of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging a state permit for a mountaintop removal mining operation in East Tennessee.

The Sierra Club and two other groups filed an administrative appeal yesterday with state environmental regulators. The petition says the permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation doesn’t meet federal clean water standards.

The Zeb Mountain mining site in Campbell and Scott counties is operated by National Coal. It’s the largest mountaintop mining site in Tennessee.

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