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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.