Anna Shternshis On Newly Discovered Music By Soviet Jews

May 24, 2017

Garrett McQueen speaks with Prof. Anna Shternshis from the University of Toronto about newly discovered music by Jewish people living in Soviet Russia. 

"Dinner and a movie" is a popular date-night option, but what about "dinner and an opera?" The opportunity doesn't present itself all too often, but this Thursday and Friday nights, Knoxvillians have the chance to enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Holly's Gourmets Market and an opera, performed by Marble City Opera.

The man behind some of your favorite NPR theme songs has released his first and possibly last album.  BJ Leiderman talks with Todd Steed about his lively new record, his own secret Watergate tapes, and his streaking past. 


This spring, Beverly Davenport became the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Davenport, the university's first female chancellor, comes to the school at a time of political polarization and diverging views about freedom of speech, academic freedom, sexual assault, infrastructure and other campus concerns. In her first interview for WUOT, Davenport spoke to Victor Agreda about the road ahead and her plans for the university.

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Earlier this month, the Tennessee Valley Authority released a report that, for the first time, placed a dollar value on recreation on the agency's 49 reservoirs. That total, calculated by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, is about $11.9 billion dollars. The study also showed reservoir recreation helps support close to 130,000 jobs in TVA's seven-state region. Future studies may examine the economic effect of land-based activities on TVA property.