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Dialogue: ETSU's Center of Excellence for Appalachian Studies and Services

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East Tennessee State University is a Center of Excellence for Appalachian Studies and Services. On our next Dialogue, WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Center Director and Chair of ETSU’s Appalachian Studies department Ronald Roach; professor, musician, and music scholar Ted Olson; and ETSU Poet-in-Residence and English professor Jesse Graves about what Appalachian Studies are and how they've changed over the years.

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Jesse Graves
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Ted Olson
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Histories of Black Life and Music in Appalachia

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director, as well as host of All Things Considered. Her first job with the station was as a weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. From 2004 to 2015, she served as the station's local host for Morning Edition. In 2019, she returned to the station as the local host for All Things Considered.