Tuesday, November 8, 2016

One Vote Matters: Carole Bucy on National Radio

Vol State History professor Carole Bucy recently took part in a Radiolab Podcast about the election and whether one vote really matters. Radiolab is produced by WNYC in New York and syndicated nationally on public radio stations. You can listen here. Carole's story comes in at 31 minutes. Carole explains the role of the state of Tennessee in the women's suffrage vote, the 19th amendment, and how one vote made all the difference. There's a little Jack Daniels involved and a very important Tennessee mama. It's an amazing story and a big part of Tennessee and American history. Check it out...it's a fun listen, about 15 minutes long. We always like to hear a Vol State faculty member paired with a Harvard faculty member for expertise in the media.


  1. Carole Bucy- brilliantly done! Vol State is so fortunate to have you on its faculty. This is a terrific story: thanks for sharing it.

  2. I really enjoyed hearing about Tennessee's role in cinching the 19th amendment's ratification! Nice effort, Carole!

  3. Terrific job. I happen to be a regular Radiolab listener, and even use some episodes in my Ethics class. Swelled up with pride when I heard "Vol State History Professor" the other day.