News

WUOT practicum student Jake White takes Todd through the world of Bedroom Pop. 

Brandon Reese

Late Monday night, photojournalist Brandon Reese and his colleague Megan Johnson Brown, made a risky decision. They headed into the teeth of the fire burning sections of Gatlinburg. They made it out safely, but not before indelible images were grilled into their minds. In this first-person account, Brandon Reese describes some of what they saw.

Five Guns

Dec 1, 2016

Few issues in Tennessee generate the kind of passion and intensity as guns.  For many, a gun is a swift and deadly instrument of mayhem.  Others, however, simply see a gun as a tool, only as dangerous as the hand holding it. 

During the week of November 28, 2016, WUOT will present five East Tennessee stories in which a gun plays a critical and life-altering role. Read more...

Megan Jamerson, WUOT News

This week’s rain wasn’t enough to reverse the effects of a long drought in the Tennessee River basin. James Everett monitors river levels for the Tennessee Valley Authority. His job is only getting tougher as the drought lingers. WUOT’s Megan Jamerson checks in with Everett to see how TVA is keeping an eye on water levels.

Videos of Wildfire Aftermath

Nov 29, 2016

Mark Nagi, Community Relations Officer for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (Region 1), is on the ground in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and has been posting videos of the aftermath and cleanup. 

Brandon Reese

Limited access to Gatlinburg began today, as property owners, business owners and residents were allowed back into the city for the first time since Monday night. Fires destroyed about 1,000 homes, businesses and structures in southern Sevier County. Twelve people have been confirmed dead as a result of the fires. Another person died of a heart attack during the city's evacuation. That death is not considered fire-related, according to Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters.

Knoxville legend Marshal Andy discusses his new book and the early years of his career.  

What is American classical music? The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra answers this question by presenting a concert with incredibly diverse works, but all by American composers. Indeed, this program is representative of the melting pot that is America.

Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

It’s often said that news is the first draft of history. If that’s true, then the biggest chapter of that draft is housed in a nondescript office building in Nashville. It’s there, on the campus of Vanderbilt University, that you’ll find video of evening newscasts from NBC, ABC and CBS, going back nearly fifty years.

Several members of the UT Electroacoustic Ensemble discuss the joys and challenges of performing modern electronic music.   They will perform a free (musically and economically speaking) concert this Friday at 6:00 PM at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. 

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