Weekly program Perspectives in Blue to cover Nashville and community current events
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam will be the featured on Perspectives in Blue, a new two-hour radio show produced by Tennessee State University’s WTST The Blaze, Wednesday, Oct. 10 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The host and producer of the show is Chantell Copeland, a communications major at the University. Gemma Holmes, entrepreneur and Nashville radio personality, has been invited to the show to conduct the interview with First Lady Haslam.
Perspectives in Blue covers current events and issues at TSU and in the Nashville community, and allows TSU faculty, staff, students and community members to serve as guest interviewers for discussions with newsmakers and other persons of interest. Topics on education, politics, and society will be covered, with a particular focus on issues that impact the University.
The new web-based radio program will air every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon. The program will air live from the campus studio and can be heard by visiting http://www.tsuradio.com or by downloading a free mobile app from TuneIn Radio.
For more information, contact Joseph Richie, operations manager, at 615.963.1582.
About Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam
Born in Houston, Texas, Crissy Haslam moved with her family to Memphis, Tenn., when she was eight years old. She attended St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis and continued on to Emory University for college, where she served as the Vice-President of the Business School Council. Crissy graduated from Emory in 1980 with a double major in Finance and Marketing in the College of Business.
Crissy married Bill Haslam and moved to Knoxville in 1981. While working as the assistant director of admissions for UT-Knoxville, she received a Master of Science degree in Education in the program of College Student Personnel.
She has served on numerous civic and community boards, and currently serves as chair of the Tennessee Executive Residence Foundation and Commission.
As First Lady of Tennessee, Crissy has introduced a three-part initiative that focuses on the interplay between family engagement and literacy improvement in Tennessee. She has been traveling the state to stress the importance of parents as first teachers, parents as education partners, and also to raise awareness for the exponential value of reading on grade level by the 3rd grade.
Crissy and Bill have three grown children.
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