MURFREESBORO — A budding political scientist who spent his last college semester working for first lady Michelle Obama will describe that experience on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Davis Thompson will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
Thompson, an Alamo, Tennessee, native who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in journalism, worked as a White House intern during the spring 2015 semester. He requested and received assignment to the Office of the First Lady.
“I did a lot of news monitoring, monitoring her coverage, monitoring the coverage that she cares about,” said Thompson. “Anytime there was an event, I would monitor that coverage as well. I did background research on people she would interact with in a public setting.”
The mission of the White House intern program is to give young adults “an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector,” according to www.whitehouse.gov.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to http://www.mtsunews.com and click the “more” link under “Audio Clips.”
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.