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Tennessee-based author Ruta Sepetys talks to Todd Steed about her new novel, Salt to the Sea.  The story centers around the worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. 

Online State Sales Taxes In Perspective

Jun 29, 2018

The recent Supreme Court ruling on state sales taxes for online retailers effectively reverses an earlier ruling from 1992 and levels the playing field for retailers both inside and outside of states where they sell goods.

How does this impact smaller businesses? While the ruling is new, states have been bracing for its impact already. I spoke to Bill Fox of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Development at the University of Tennessee for his perspective on the economic effects and implications for businesses.

Knoxville has no shortages of great festivals, but this one might be the best kept secret. Todd Steed talks with Nief-Norf founder Andy Bliss and composer Carolyn Chen. 

David 'Butch' Irick sat down with Todd Steed to talk about the future of the automobile and how UT students are getting in to the industry. 

This year the FCC reversed a rule enforcing "net neutrality" on the Internet. What are the implications? There's been a lot of misunderstanding and fear around the subject, worrying some about service providers creating fast and slow lanes for traffic, or outright blocking some services. I spoke to Stuart Brotman, an expert on communications policy, about what the change really means for consumers.

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