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Grammy Award-Winning Vocal Ensemble, Chanticleer, Performs In Knoxville

Called "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker and also the first vocal ensemble to be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, the San Francisco based Grammy award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer, comes to Knoxville this Monday evneing to perform music about love. The title of the program is "My Secret Heart" and it will be presented at 8pm at Knoxville's Church of the Ascension, located at 800 S Northshore Drive. Founded in 1978, this twelve-member male choir...
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After asking East Tennesseans "What Keeps You Up At Night?" for the last year, we're looking for a new question. And we want your ideas! What should our next "Tenn Words" question be?

Life In The Crosshairs: Inside East Tennessee's Addiction Crisis

Charlene Hipsher has a unique vantage point from which to witness East Tennessee's addiction crisis. From her position as Executive Assistant to Roane County Prosecutor Russell Johnson, Hipsher sees a daily flow of opiate addicts surging through the courts. These are people she knows. From families she knows. She says it's heartbreaking to see. "I'm talking to those parents who are not so different from me," Hipsher says, "and they're burying their kids." On September 14, 2016, WUOT's...
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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

For Film's Creators, 'Moonlight' Provided Space To Explore A Painful Past: Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their own childhood experiences in making Moonlight, a film about a boy growing up in a Miami housing project.


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I have a special respect for political losers. Losing can reveal a candidate's character in a humbling, vulnerable moment.

An Ohio politician who lost a race for governor once explained to me that most politicians are used to being popular. They were often class officers and top athletes as kids, who become lawyers, professors, or business owners. They get used to people listening to them, and laughing at their jokes.

The death toll is rising at the site of a train derailment in Cameroon, with President Paul Biya saying the crash of the crowded car Friday killed more than 70 people and wounded 600 more. The train was packed with people because rains had washed out a frequently used road Thursday.

"My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the #CAMRAIL train derailment in #Eseka," Biya wrote on his Facebook page Saturday.

Life is pretty busy for Mike Buchmann, a high school art teacher and football coach, and his wife Shannon, who works as an assistant controller at a small private college near their home in Mishawaka, Ind.

Everyone is out the door by 7:45 each morning: Mike shuttles their two older kids to before-school care, while Shannon drops off their 14-month-old at a church-based child care center before they head off to their full-time jobs.

In the sunlit courtyard of a mosque, overlooked by jagged mountains, dozens of men arrive to offer condolences to the family of Brigadier Hamid Birmous.

He was killed in action by an ISIS bomb during the operation to retake the city of Mosul, which began this week. Iraqi security forces continue to fight their way through villages and countryside outside the city.

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If you're a video game aficionado of sorts, or even if you simply missed the memo entirely, it's no secret that actress Jennifer Hale has an extensive resume within the gaming industry.