College football scandals

College football has never been more popular, but behind the glittering success are darker truths. Mike Strange, sports reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel, discusses The system: the glory and scandal of big-time college football by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian. "A hot dog fresh off the grill on a summer picnic is sublime," Strange says. "But, you probably wouldn't want to be at the meat-packing plant to see what goes into it. College football is sort of like that." (Recorded January 15, 2014)

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, The Idaho Review, DIAGRAM, and others. He has published three books of poetry.