A new analysis from the Center for Public Integrity gave Tennessee a D for its government integrity. The grade reflects the Center's findings after examining thirteen broad areas of government, from judicial accountability to public records access. Some of the issues identified as problems were loopholes in campaign finance laws, an ineffective state ethics commission, and a lack of legislative transparency.

  WUOT  is looking for an experienced, energetic, professional journalist to host Morning Edition and create innovative, compelling content for air and the web.  A two-time National Murrow winner, we place a premium on creativity, integrity and accountability in the way we cover East Tennessee.  We’re looking for someone who’s flexible, passionate and is energized by the challenges of working in public radio. 

Bachelor's Degree in related field required, along with at least one-to-two years' broadcasting experience.

Albert C. Goodyear

Archaeology is by definition the story of the past. But what we learn from it is quite often new and unexpected. Case in point: archaeological studies of Native American communities in the South that predate European exploration, or even the invention of written language. Anthropologist David Anderson will talk about what’s new in Southern archaeology at the University of Tennessee’s Pregame Showcase on November 7.

WUOT-FM has been chosen as one of only 15 public radio stations nationwide to participate in the Localore: Finding America project.  A sister to our Tenn Words project, TruckBeat will allow us to go further into our community to talk to the people and uncover the stories that make East Tennessee so interesting and unique.   

WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

This episode of Dialogue is devoted to WUOT's  Tenn Words project.  Host Matt Shafer Powell sits down with Ragan Schriver from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work.  They'll go through some of the 650+ responses we've received to our Tenn Words  question “What keeps you up at night?”  Some are funny, some are weird and some will break your heart.  And special guest Jess Mador has some exciting developments to tell you about. 

Matt Shafer Powell, WUOT News

At Maryville College, two of the picnic tables outside the student dining hall might look a little odd to you. It's because they've been outfitted with umbrella-like shades that contain solar panels.

The energy the panels produce goes into charging stations built into the picnic shelters, so students have the opportunity to soak up the sun while their devices charge. But students have been getting way more out of the picnic tables than a fully-charged smartphone.

Jonathan Brown converted to Islam almost twenty years ago. He's spent much of his adult life studying the history, evolution and scholarship of the religion that claims more than a billion adherents around the world. On Tuesday, October 27, Brown, a Georgetown University professor, delivered the University of Tennessee College of Religious Studies' annual Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies.

 Samuel Barber's musical interpretation of the James Agee prose poem Knoxville: Summer of 1915 is considered one of Barber's master works and is especially popular here in East Tennessee.  

Prepare for the sequel.

This Friday, the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will debut Knoxville: Summer of 2015, composed by Oak Ridge native Ellen Reid. 

Todd Steed tries, in vain, to prolong the 2015 Fall Fund Drive. 

Also, music from Del and Sam at Bonnaroo 2013. 

It’s the last day of WUOT’s fall fund drive, and we want to thank everyone who has supported the station thus far!

But if you haven’t pledged yet, the question is, “Why?”

Are you waiting to pledge during your favorite Saturday morning program? Is opera your favorite? Are you still trying to decide what you want to give?