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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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Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.