WUOT's Spring Fund Drive has ended. Thank you for your very generous support ensuring that this public radio station stays alive and well, bringing you the programs you enjoy. More details will be available in the next few days as our membership folks go thru all the data. WUOT listeners are the best!
Today is the last day of WUOT's Spring Fund Drive, and if you’re a This American Life fan, you’ll want to tune in and donate!
That’s because if you donate today between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to see “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass” at the Tennessee Theatre on Saturday, May 30!
But wait, there’s more! WUOT is hosting an intimate pre-show reception, and if you win the tickets, you’ll also receive two passes to the reception, where you’ll get to meet Ira Glass!
Photorhabdus luminescens bacteria living inside these nematodes glow with an eerie blue light. A class at the University of Tennessee has nominated photorhabdus to be Tennessee's official state microbe.
National Public Radio science correspondent Joe Palca was in Knoxville this week, explaining the universe in just two minutes. He also found a few minutes to come by our studios to speak with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper.
Over 40 years ago, violinist David Harrington dreamed up the idea to create a string quartet devoted primarily to performing contemporary music. Music that had never been heard before and that was created by living composers. This later expanded to include world music, jazz legends, rock artists, and contemporary classical composers who were no longer living.
It's the fourth day of the drive and we'd like to thank everyone who has supported WUOT thus far!
We’re almost done with the Spring Drive, but we’ve still got a lot of money to raise to meet our goal. If you haven’t yet renewed your membership or joined the WUOT family, there’s still time and we hope you’ll help support your public radio station!
It’s Pet Pledge Day! Today is a day to honor your furry (or not so furry) animal friends while supporting the station you care about. But wait, there’s more!
For EVERY pledge WUOT receives by phone, online or in person by 8 p.m., Mike from Knoxville, an avid pet lover and WUOT supporter, will donate $1 to WUOT and one pound of food to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley!
There’s a lot of fun in store today at WUOT. We’re kicking off the day with a special visit from NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca during Morning Edition!
We’re honored to have Joe with us. He’s in town to speak at the annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture, which will be in the UT School of Nursing Auditorium at 8 p.m. His talk is “Explaining the Universe in Two Minutes or Less,” so you know it’s going to be interesting! The lecture is free, and refreshments will be served before and after the talk.
March 15 - 21 is Sunshine Week, an annual event that commemorates the public's right to keep tabs on local, state and federal government. By coincidence, it was also a week in which secret House meetings were reported in the media. Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell asked that those meetings now be opened to the press and the public.