Tuesday, August 28, 2012

[033] A Little Bird Tells All on Upcoming "MTSU on the Record"

FOR RELEASE: Aug. 16, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081

A little bird tells all on upcoming “MTSU on the Record”

MURFREESBORO — The appearance of birds as harbingers of hope for grieving people is the topic of the next “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).

Dr. Patricia Gaitely, associate professor of English, is looking into the connection between birds and grief. She was prompted by her love of both birds and folklore and intrigued by anecdotes she has heard in various conversations.

Gaitely says the people she has encountered don’t believe the birds that appear to them to be their reincarnated loved ones. They do, however, consider the birds to be reassuring spiritual messengers of a sort, the professor adds.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to www.mtsunews.com and click on “more” under the “Audio Clips” category.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.




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