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The Method: Speaking Out And Measuring Up

Imagine being in the hospital, but unable to tell your doctor what’s wrong. WUOT’s Megan Jamerson visits Rebecca Kosalinski, a University of Tennessee nursing professor who helped invent Speak for Myself, an app that helps patients give doctors, nurses and caregivers important information. Not too long ago, a press release from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture caught Method host Brandon Hollingsworth's attention. It announced the groundbreaking of a new metrology laboratory. Metrology...
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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?

The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion is now hosted by musician Chris Thile.

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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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of Latin American music this Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm.  Resident conductor, James Fellanbaum, will lead the orchestra in a performance of music by Arturo Marquez, Aldemaro Romero, Aaron Copland, and Astor Piazzolla. As always, this Chamber Classics concert will be given at the Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville.

Learn more about the music, the composers, and the specific challenges of these pieces by listening to this interview.

The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a case regarding transgender students' right to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

The justices will hear the case sometime next year.

At issue is whether a Virginia high school student is allowed to use the boys' bathroom. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports:

In North Dakota, tension over the 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline is escalating. Police and National Guard troops arrested more than 140 protesters near a construction site Thursday.

The Standing Rock Sioux have sued to stop the pipeline from crossing under the Missouri River next to their reservation, claiming the project would destroy sacred sites and threaten the water supply.

There aren't many things the two major presidential candidates agree on, but here's one: Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would spend more to rebuild the country's aging infrastructure.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who once called President Obama a "son of a whore," said Friday that God threatened to crash his plane if he did not stop swearing.

The video shows an enraged man repeatedly hitting a woman in an apartment elevator.

Filmed in the northern Chinese city of Langfang, the security camera footage went viral last Friday. In the video, the woman fights back, eventually pushing the man out of the elevator as her child cowers behind a bicycle.

The reason for his behavior? The woman said she requested that he stop smoking in the elevator.

According to Chinese media, the man is still at large.

Matt O'Hayer thought he was in the idyllic part of the egg business. He's CEO of Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas, which markets eggs from hens that run around outdoors, on grassy pastures, at about a hundred different farms.

"I thought that there's nothing more beautiful than eggs, where you have sort of a symbiotic relationship; you take care of the hen and she gives you this little gift every day," says O'Hayer.

Until a few years ago, he never thought about where those hens come from, or what happened to their male siblings.

As Iraqi security forces advance toward the ISIS-held city of Mosul, ISIS militants are said to be rounding up civilians from surrounding areas and bringing them to the city to use as human shields.

How do you get women who never talk about breast cancer to start opening up?

That was the question on the mind of Usman Saleemi, who along with colleagues Tiya Fazelbhoy and Jaison Ben created a bra designed to encourage breast self-examination among women in Pakistan.

According to Pink Ribbon, a national breast cancer charity based in Lahore, Pakistan has the highest incidence of breast cancer in Asia. More than 40,000 women lose their lives to the disease each year.