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Dialogue
11:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Dialogue: The Latest Data On Homelessness In Knoxville-Knox County

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The Knoxville-Knox County Homelessness Coalition was formed in 1986 to study homelessness in the area and to determine and coordinate services available to the homeless. Every two years, the Coalition presents a study on homelessness we'll hear the results of that study, along with the details of the City of Knoxville's latest plan to address homelessness.

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Economics
5:50 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Economist: Tennessee Budget Crunch A Long-Term Problem

Credit Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

Last week, Governor Bill Haslam announced a package of proposed budget cuts that would trim more than $300 million in state spending in the remainder of fiscal year 2014 and all of FY 2015. The news comes amid tax revenues falling short of projected levels, and after months of good news for Tennessee’s economy. So what explains the sudden financial scramble in Nashville?

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Gender Disparity
4:35 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Study Claims Gender Pay Gap Increasing In Tenn

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A national lobbying organization that advocates for equal pay between men and women claims gender disparity in Tennessee grew deeper during the past year. 

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Crime and the Justice System
5:21 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Campbell County School Shooter Free, Denied Judicial Diversion

Kenneth Bartley, pictured in his February 2014 trial.
Credit Michael Patrick, Knoxville News Sentinel

The man convicted of killing a Campbell County school administrator and wounding two others in 2005 walked out of a Jacksboro courtroom on Monday a free man. Kenneth Bartley, now more than eight years removed from the shooting that killed assistant principal Ken Bruce and wounded Gary Seale and Jim Pierce, apologized to the families of his victims at the sentencing hearing.

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Thank you
3:25 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Thank You for Your Generous Support!

  Yay! Thanks to YOU, WUOT Public Radio raised $150,000 during the spring drive, and your generous contributions will ensure that this station continues to thrive!

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Tennessee Drug Use
3:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Heroin Use On Rise In Tennessee

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Tennessee is among the states reporting a rise in heroin use.

Police and health officials say the abuse of prescription painkillers remains the state’s biggest drug problem, but as prescription pain pills become more expensive and harder to get, Tennessee is seeing a resurgence of heroin use.

Michael Stanfill, of the Tennessee office of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, says pill use and heroin use go hand-in-hand. Stanfill also says Mexican cartels are targeting pill addicts with heroin that is less expensive. 

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
5:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#13)

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…

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Religious Freedom
4:30 am
Mon April 7, 2014

After-School Program Agrees To Train Employees After Bible Incident

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

  The ACLU says administrators at a public after-school program in Middle Tennessee have agreed to train their staff on constitutional issues after one student was told he couldn’t read the Bible during free reading time.

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Pledge to WUOT Saturday
5:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Donate today and you might see Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

  It’s your last day to donate during WUOT’s Spring Fund Drive. Saturday features one of our most popular programs, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and if you donate by 8 p.m., you’ll have the chance to see one of the show’s most hysterical panelists, Pop Tart Princess Paula Poundstone!

Donate today, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to Paula’s show at the Bijou Theatre on July 26!  We have three pairs of tickets, so you have three chances to win!

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Law and Government
5:30 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Haslam Appoints East TN Judge To Supreme Court

Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Jeff Bivins.
Credit Tennessee State Courts

Kingsport native Jeff Bivins has been tapped to fill an upcoming vacancy on Tennessee's highest court. Governor Bill Haslam made the announcement Thursday.

Bivins is slated to succeed Justice Bill Koch, who plans to step down in July to become the next dean of the Nashville School of Law. Koch has been on the state Supreme Court since 2007, and has taught at the law school for the past 14 years.

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