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Ellen Turner
12:15 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Ellen, Helen And The Origin Of The Love Kitchen

Ellen Turner (L) and her twin sister Helen Ashe (R) have run the Love Kitchen since 1986. Ellen passed away Wednesday April 22 at the age of 87.
Credit lovekitchen.org

This week, Ellen Turner,one of the founders of Knoxville’s fabled Love Kitchen, passed away at the age of 87.   Since 1986, Ellen and her twin sister Helen Ashe have been providing meals, comfort and care to some of Knoxville’s less fortunate residents.  In the meantime, they’ve emerged as local folk heroes with an international following, even appearing on the Oprah Winfrey show.  But those who know the sisters say the notoriety never changed them--- they remained humbly committed to their mission of feeding Knoxville’s poor. 

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International Affairs
5:00 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

U.S. Ambassador On The Challenges Facing A Fragmented Libya

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones speaks with WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
Credit Nissa Dahiln-Brown, Howard Baker Center for Public Policy

How dangerous is Deborah Jones' job? So dangerous that she has been working out of another country for nearly a year.

The U.S. Ambassador to Libya is based in Malta, mainly over safety concerns. From there and many other locations around the Mediterranean, Jones works to bring together the various factions fighting for resources and political control in Libya.

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Politics
5:00 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Tennessee GOP's New Leader Hopes to Capitalize on Recent Gains

Tennessee GOP chair Ryan Haynes, pictured with another candidate who ran for the post, state Rep. Mary Littleton.
Credit Dave Boucher/Tennessean

Tennessee's state Republican Party has a new leader. Former state Representative Ryan Haynes says a big part of his job as chairman will be making sure Republicans don't lose the political ground they've gained in the state over the last few election cycles.

Haynes recently spoke with WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth. He talked about how he thinks young voters perceive the party, what to do about intra-party divisions and his plans to lead state Republicans into the future.

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Arts
2:48 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Local Filmmakers Score A Quiet Hit, Part 2

Ashley Maynor

In part two of this Changing Course interview with Todd Steed, Ashley Maynor and Paul Harrill discuss their latest film projects. 

    

    

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Arts
2:04 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Local Filmmakers Score A Quiet Hit

Paul Harrill

In part one of Todd Steed's interview with Paul Harrill and Ashley Maynor, the Knoxville-based filmmakers discuss their latest project, 'Something, Anything.'  The introspective film has garnered rave reviews. 

    

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Arts / Theatre
4:30 am
Thu April 16, 2015

The Threepenny Opera: A Modern Take On Longstanding Problems

Credit http://clarencebrowntheatre.com/plays/the-threepenny-opera/

This week, the University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theatre opens its production of The Threepenny Opera by Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill. Though the play is often billed as a modern story of the haves versus the have-nots, the play actually has its roots in a work written by John Gay in the early 1700s, called The Beggar’s Opera.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
4:00 am
Mon April 13, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 11

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature. 

This week, some of the state's abortion measures, and a possible cut in aviation fuel taxes for Memphis-based FedEx Corp...

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Politics
5:00 am
Thu April 9, 2015

NRA Meets In Nashville As State Leaders Grapple Over Guns

On Friday, April 10, thousands of gun enthusiasts and second amendment advocates will descend on Nashville for the National Rifle Association's 2015 convention. They'll be joined by several Republican heavyweights, including Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Scott Walker.

One prominent figure won't be there: Governor Bill Haslam. He wasn't invited.

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Media
11:17 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Joe Palca: Science And Journalism

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   NPR's Joe Palca, host of Joe's Big Idea,  was in Knoxville recently. He spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper about science and journalism... 

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:53 am
Mon April 6, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 10

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature... This week:  "Guns in Parks"; school vouchers; and Tennessee's state book.

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