Search WUOT News Archive http://wuot.org en The Method: Exploring Prehistoric Life and Making Fuel From Plants http://wuot.org/post/method-exploring-prehistoric-life-and-making-fuel-plants <p>This month on <em>The Method</em>, Brandon Hollingsworth meets a group of kids studying rocks, fossils and geologic time at the <a href="http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/">McClung Museum</a>. What's it like to be dinosaur? We'll find out from the children themselves.</p><p>Then, Chrissy Keuper speaks with <a href="http://www.esd.ornl.gov/PGG/tuskan_bio.htm">Jerry Tuskan</a>, an ORNL scientist studying ways to extract fuel from eucalyptus plants. He'll tell us how the process might work.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21965 at http://wuot.org The Method: Exploring Prehistoric Life and Making Fuel From Plants U.S. Geological Survey Raises East Tennessee's Earthquake Risk http://wuot.org/post/us-geological-survey-raises-east-tennessees-earthquake-risk <p>When the United States Geological Survey released <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/new-insight-on-the-nations-earthquake-hazards/">updated earthquake hazard maps</a> last week, media outlets here in East Tennessee quickly reported that the risk of a major shaker here in Appalachia went up. That got the attention of WUOT <em>All Things Considered</em> host (and nervous homeowner) Brandon Hollingsworth. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:42:50 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21880 at http://wuot.org U.S. Geological Survey Raises East Tennessee's Earthquake Risk UT's Joe Carcello Plans To Work For Investors On SEC Panel http://wuot.org/post/uts-joe-carcello-plans-work-investors-sec-panel <p>Chances are pretty good that you are an investor. Even if you don’t own any stocks yourself, your employer probably does. Your retirement fund probably does. Even if you never glance at the Dow Jones average, you are an investor. And it’s you that Joe Carcello thinks about when he helps make recommendations designed to make sure your portfolio, stocks or mutual funds get a fair shake on Wall Street.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21553 at http://wuot.org UT's Joe Carcello Plans To Work For Investors On SEC Panel The Method: Science At The Mall http://wuot.org/post/method-science-mall <p>Imagine walking through your local mall and finding, amid the stores and food courts, a science museum. That's what happened to Brandon Hollingsworth recently. For this month's edition of <em>The Method</em>, Brandon returned to that exhibit, called <a href="http://solarfarm.tennessee.edu/education/spectrum/">SPECTRUM</a>, and went inside this portable museum of solar power.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 20695 at http://wuot.org The Method: Science At The Mall The Method: Change In The Air http://wuot.org/post/method-change-air <p>In this month's edition of <em>The Method</em>, Matt Shafer Powell looks at how the Tennessee Valley Authority's effort to adjust to new realities of the energy market is also helping <a href="http://www.tva.com/environment/clean_air_video.htm">clean up East Tennessee's air</a>.</p><p>Then, Chrissy Keuper marks the silver anniversary of the <a href="http://orepa.org/">Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance</a>.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 19394 at http://wuot.org The Method: Change In The Air The TVA’s New Coal Strategy: Culture Change Or Simple Economics? http://wuot.org/post/tva-s-new-coal-strategy-culture-change-or-simple-economics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 19332 at http://wuot.org The TVA’s New Coal Strategy: Culture Change Or Simple Economics? Report Sheds Light On Juvenile Justice In Knox County http://wuot.org/post/report-sheds-light-juvenile-justice-knox-county <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lawsuit against Knox County, now before the Tennessee Supreme Court, is the subject of <a href="http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/05/09/14699/juvenile-injustice-truants-face-courts-jailing-without-legal-counsel-aid-them"><strong>a report</strong></a> just released by the <a href="http://www.publicintegrity.org/"><strong>Center for Public Integrity</strong></a>, a Washington DC-based non-profit journalism organization. </span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 08:46:05 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 18517 at http://wuot.org Report Sheds Light On Juvenile Justice In Knox County From Gemini to the Genome: John Noble Wilford's Career in Science Reporting http://wuot.org/post/gemini-genome-john-noble-wilfords-career-science-reporting <p>If you look at the front page of the <em>New York Times</em> from July 21, 1969, the first thing that jumps out at you is the banner headline, “MEN WALK ON MOON.” But something that might escape all but the eagle-eyed among us is the byline, the name of the man who wrote that historic story.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 18428 at http://wuot.org From Gemini to the Genome: John Noble Wilford's Career in Science Reporting Interview: UK Crew Filming Documentary Of Medicine Man Stan Brock http://wuot.org/post/interview-uk-crew-filming-documentary-medicine-man-stan-brock <p></p><p>For the last two years, a film crew based in London has been working on <a href="http://www.medicinemanstanbrock.com/"><strong>a documentary</strong></a> about an iconic, but little-known figure in Knoxville: &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.ramusa.org/#!meet-stan-brock/c1kmj"><strong>Stan Brock</strong></a>, founder of <a href="http://www.ramusa.org/"><strong>Remote Area Medical</strong></a>.</p><p>We spoke with filmmaker Paul Angell&nbsp;about the documentary...</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.medicinemanstanbrock.com/"><strong>About the film</strong></a></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:59:13 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 18403 at http://wuot.org Interview: UK Crew Filming Documentary Of Medicine Man Stan Brock Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett Breaks Down The 2015 Budget http://wuot.org/post/knox-county-mayor-tim-burchett-breaks-down-2015-budget <p>Thursday morning, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett formally presented his budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, which begind July 1. Burchett describes the $730-million spending plan as conservative, because it accounts only for natural growth in tax revenues collected from property owners and businesses. It includes no tax increase.</p><p>Mayor Burchett joined WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth to explain his budget priorities, the effect of low tax revenues and the latest on proposed pay raises for Knox County school system employees.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 18075 at http://wuot.org Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett Breaks Down The 2015 Budget