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Andrew Jackson died in 1845, but somewhere, his ears must be burning. This week, Tennessee Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini said it was time to have a discussion about removing Jackson’s name from the party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner. And this year, there have been other such conversations, nationwide, about the legacy of the seventh president.

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Back on our April show, University of Tennessee planetary scientist Josh Emery came by to brief us on the big questions about Pluto and its moons ahead of New Horizon's historic flyby. That encounter, the primary goal of the New Horizons mission, happened on July 14. Scientists here on Earth are just getting their first glimpses at the results, and Dr. Emery is back to tell us what they're learning.

Pat Summitt may have been the most visible face of the Lady Vols, but for 28 years, Joan Cronan was the engine that moved the women's athletic program at the University of Tennessee.  A tireless ambassador for women's athletics, Cronan built the Lady Vols program into one of the most recognizable and respected in the country.   Now retired, Cronan has written a book "Sport is Life with the Volume Turned Up".

Since the middle of May, we've been asking folks from all around East Tennessee to answer the question "What keeps you up at night?" in ten words or fewer.  

With approximately 450 responses so far, we can now begin to comb through the responses and identify and explore some interesting trends and ideas.   

So it's with a great deal of excitement that we launch our Tenn Words podcast--- Tenn Talks.

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Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities are digging into the life and history of Mohammod Abdulazeez, trying to find clues that might explain why the 24-year-old went on a shooting spree at two military offices in Chattanooga on Thursday.

At a press briefing Friday, FBI agent Ed Reinhold told reporters that Abdulazeez had at least two "long" guns, such as rifles or shotguns, and at least one handgun. He declined to elaborate.

Associated Press

Law enforcement officials in Chattanooga say four U.S. Marines are dead following a shooting at a military recruiting center this morning.  The shooter is also dead.  Three others were wounded.

Authorities say the fatal shooting took place at a Naval Reserve recruiting facility near Amnicola Highway.  Police say they "neutralized" the gunman at the facility after he opened fire on another recruiting location approximately 15 miles away.  

No one was killed at the first location.   

OK, you don't have to be a nerd, nor do you have to love science to enjoy The Method with Brandon Hollingsworth.  On the last Wednesday of each month, The Method examines the intersection of science and society.  It's science for all of us!

To Julliard And Back

Jul 7, 2015

Taber Gable returns to Knoxville to play a benefit concert for The Joy of Music School. 

 

(7:34 p.m. ET, Friday, July 3, 2015)

Authorities say it is now safe for thousands of Blount County residents to return to their homes and businesses following their evacuation from an area west of downtown Maryville.  Between 5000-6000 residents were evacuated after a CSX tanker car carrying acrylonitrile burst into flames just before midnight Wednesday. 

  Electronic music pioneer Simeon discusses his childhood in Knoxville and his subsequent return to play the Big Ears Festival

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