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Share your creative, artistic side with WUOT Public Radio and your design just might end up on one of our fund drive mugs! Beginning on July 15, 2015 you have the chance to become a lasting part of WUOT when you enter the fifth annual Artist Mug contest! We’re looking for an original image that shows your love of WUOT, its programs or the station’s home in East Tennessee. If your design is selected, we'll feature it on the coffee mug for the fall 2015 or spring 2016 fund drive. 

The Appalachian Shakespeare Project aims to use classic literature to tell Appalachian stories. This year, the project is William Shakespeare's As You Like It.

Natalie Spar is Assistant Professor of English and Mark McGinley, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Lincoln Memorial University. They sat down with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper to talk about why they chose that particular Shakespeare play…

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We hear about technology conferences all the time, the gatherings held for developers and entrepreneurs in the tech industry. They've led to some of the most innovative products for tech consumers, and we have a conference coming up in July, right here in Knoxville. 

Sociologist Lindsey Freeman grew up in Oak Ridge. As she got older, she began to wonder how her city told its own story. She noticed, for instance, that local museums exalted the people and ideas that shaped atomic warfare, but paid little attention to nuclear opposition. Her story of Oak Ridge and its struggle to present its unique history is the subject of a new book, Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia.

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The University of TN School of Music is hosting a very unique contemporary music festival this week and next: The Nief-Norf Summer Festival.  Not only is this an educational festival, where students and professionals alike come to learn, collaborate, and perform, but it's also a festival that brings new and exciting music to the public, as well as thought-provoking lectures. 

The Knoxville Museum of Art is showing the first major US exhibition of Evan Roth, who calls himself a "hacktivist" artist. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Stephen Wicks, the KMA's Barbara W. and Bernard E. Bernstein Curator, about Roth's show...

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Music lovers from around the world are making the annual pilgrimage to the tiny town of Manchester, Tenn. for the four-day Bonnaroo Festival, which starts Thursday.  This year's lineup of musical acts includes Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, DeadMau5, Florence and the Machine and dozens more.  

University of Tennessee School of Music instructor Dr. Kelly Thomas died Sunday night after suffering an allergic reaction to a wasp sting.   Thomas was 40 years old.

In a message sent out to School of Music faculty, students, staff and alumni, Director Jeff Pappas referred to Thomas as "our beloved tuba professor".

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the death of radio host Margaret Juntwait, who passed away this morning after a long battle with ovarian cancer. For millions of listeners around the world, Margaret was the voice of the Met for the past decade.

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On June 1, 1796, the federal government of the United States took a narrow strip of territory from the Appalachians to the Mississippi River and called it the State of Tennessee. But most of that land still belonged to American Indians. As late as 1825, maps still labeled the southeastern parts of Tennessee, around what is now Chattanooga and as far north as Athens, as “Cherokee Lands.”

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