11:25 am
Thu February 26, 2015

The easiest way to ensure that WUOT is there for generations to come? The WUOT Endowment Fund.

Or you could do something else. Matt Shafer Powell has some suggestions, but we're not really sure that they'll work. Here are just a few of Matt's ideas...

·         Tell everyone that George Washington once used your computer printer, sell it on ebay and donate the proceeds to WUOT.

·         Invent an amazing time machine that allows WUOT to make money out of recycled candy wrappers.

·         Let WUOT staff stay in the room above your garage and give us free refrigerator privileges indefinitely.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
7:30 am
Mon February 23, 2015

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper catches up with Tom Humphrey after winter weather shut down the Tennessee General Assembly... 

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
4:54 am
Mon February 16, 2015

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The deadline for introducing legislation has come and gone. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Tom Humphrey about some of the bills that made it under the wire...

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Religious Studies
1:53 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

What Jews And Christians Can Learn About Each Other In The New Testament


Amy-Jill Levine is a New Testament scholar who specializes in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

She's also Jewish.

"People do think it's weird that I'm a Jew and I happen to be an expert in the New Testament," she says.  "But when we think about that, Jesus is Jewish, all of his immediate followers are Jewish, the New Testament talks about Jews, so at the very basic level, studying the New Testament is studying Jewish history."

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Arts and Culture
12:00 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

"Master Harold" Examines Race Through The Lens Of Apartheid

Bryant Bentley (left), Rico Bruce Wade and Eric Sorrels star in the Clarence Brown Theatre production of Athol Fugard's "Master Harold...and the Boys."
Credit Liz Aaron

The place is South Africa, during the time of apartheid. A young white man, referred to as Master Harold, has a tense relationship with his black servants, Sam and Willie. The play is called Master Harold...and the Boys, and it’s rooted in the real life experiences of playwright Athol Fugard.

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Economics / Health
9:50 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Dialogue: Food Insecurity And Hunger In East Tennessee


WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Elaine Streno, the Executive Director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, and Pamela Williams, Director of the Davis YMCA and founder of the Knoxville Community Giving Gardens, about why more people are hungry in our area, especially children… 

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11:22 am
Mon February 2, 2015

The Political Battle For Insure Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam and TennCare director Darin Gordon.

On Monday, February 2, the Tennessee General Assembly began a special session to take up the matter of Insure Tennessee.

WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth reports this session could be the make-or-break moment for Governor Bill Haslam’s long-debated compromise measure to provide health coverage to uninsured Tennesseans.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

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Tennessee’s 109th General Assembly starts a special session this week on Governor Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal.

WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper has this week’s News from the Hill with Tom Humphrey… 


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Science and Society
5:50 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

The Method: A Focus On Children's Health

Winter's gloomy days and long nights can contribute to seasonal affective disorder in children as well as adults.
Credit National Park Service

The edition of The Method focuses on issues surrounding children’s health.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a temporary depression that often shows up in the winter. You may think of it as a problem only for adults. But the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates three percent of children between the ages of 9 and 17 suffer from it. Child and adolescent psychiatrist John Kupfner of Peninsula Lighthouse in East Tennessee says  he believes the condition is under-diagnosed in children.

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4:30 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Fewer East Tennesseans Taking And Passing High School Equivalency Test

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

In March of 2009, the unemployment rate in East Tennessee was skyrocketing.  And Melissa Nance’s phone was ringing off the hook.

As Executive Director of Knoxville’s Friends of Literacy, Nance works closely with Knox County Schools’ Adult Education Program to provide assistance for those East Tennesseans who may have dropped out of school and would now like to get a high school equivalency diploma.

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