The impact of fast food

Dr. John Nolt, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee, discusses the classic Fast food nation: the dark side of the all-American meal by Eric Schlosser, a book that remains relevant today. Schlosser examines the impact of fast food from every angle, including farming practices, land use, labor, transportation, culture, and globalization. Now over a decade since it was published, Fast food nation demonstrates its "sustainability" as library patrons continue to check it out. (Recorded July 21, 2010)

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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 in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, The New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.