Thursday, March 06, 2014

[421] ‘MTSU On the Record’ climbs Nobel laureate James Buchanan’s family tree

MURFREESBORO — The next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program will examine the family history of Nobel Prize winner and MTSU alumnus Dr. James Buchanan.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Reuben Kyle, retired professor of economics, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, and 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 16, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Kyle is co-author with Dr. Kevin H. Cason, an adjunct professor of history at MTSU, of “From Nashborough to the Nobel Prize: The Buchanans of Tennessee.” It takes a look at the ancestors of Dr. James Buchanan, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1986 for his “public choice” theory of how governments make fiscal decisions.

The book chronicles the Buchanan clan from the Scotch-Irish pioneers who settled in the Cumberland Gap to Elizabeth Buchanan Bradley Whorley, former director of Homer Pittard Campus School.

“It’s really a remarkable family from the beginning until today,” said Kyle. “They’re independent thinkers. They’re very hard-working people. In just about everything the Buchanan family has done, they have excelled.”

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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