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Local food

Ben Epperson, Coordinator of Beardsley Community Farm, discusses some issues of local food resources based on the memoir Animal, vegetable, miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. "Animal, vegetable, miracle is an important story for all of us," says Epperson, "especially here in East Tennessee where our growing season can last up to 10 months." (Recorded July 15, 2009)

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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 reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.