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Dialogue
9:05 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Dialogue: Evangelicals And The Environment

  On this episode of Dialogue,  host Matt Shafer Powell and Dr. Cheryl Johns, Pentecostal minister and professor at the Cleveland-based Pentecostal Theological Seminary examine the ways in which Christian evangelicals are making care of the environment an important part of their spiritual message.  How does it square with their beliefs about creation and end times?  And how does it affect long-standing political alliances?  

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Science and Society
5:50 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

The Method: Our 36th Annual Holiday Special

The Skylab 4 astronauts decorated their abode in space with a Christmas tree fashioned out of food cans. Christmas 1973 fell near the middle of their 84-day mission.
Credit NASA

And just like that, another year is in the books. 2014 marked The Method's first full year on the air, and twelve times, Brandon, Chrissy and Matt brought you stories of the ways science affects our lives. In this special look back on the year that was, Brandon and Chrissy share some of their favorite stories from 2014.

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Unemployment
9:01 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Since The Great Recession

Credit WUOT News

On December 18, 2014, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Tennessee's preliminary unemployment rate (seasonably-adjusted) fell 3/10 of a percentage point from October's rate of 7.1%.

The Tennessee rate is a full percentage point higher than the November's national rate of 5.8%.

This chart shows how Tennessee's unemployment rate has fared since the early days of the Great Recession:

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Manhattan Project National Park
4:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

National Park In Oak Ridge To Present ‘Two Sides’ Of Nuclear Story

Credit U.S. Department of Energy

The atomic bombs that detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 brought a horrific, devastating war to a close.

But it also represented the instant and complete annihilation of two cities,  the brutal death of approximately 185,000 Japanese civilians* and the dawn of the nuclear weapons age.

In the 69 years since the first bomb fell over Hiroshima, pro- and anti-nuclear forces have used these two points to engage each other in a heated debate over the ethical necessity of nuclear weapons and their proliferation. 

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Five Points
5:45 am
Tue December 16, 2014

In Five Points, Winter Celebration Seeks To Develop Unity

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

This time of year, neighborhoods throughout East Tennessee are breaking out the hot cocoa and Christmas tunes to celebrate the spirit of community and togetherness that many of them enjoy throughout the year.  

It’s a sentiment that’s easy to take for granted.  Unless you live in a place like Five Points.

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Politics
5:50 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Haslam Formally Announces Compromise Health Coverage Proposal

Gov. Bill Haslam announces his Insure Tennessee proposal for health coverage on Monday, December 15, 2014.
Credit Brandon Hollingsworth/WUOT News

On Monday, Governor Bill Haslam formally announced his long-awaited compromise plan to provide health coverage to uninsured Tennesseans. It’s called Insure Tennessee, and though it’s been a year-and-a-half in the making, it’s not a done deal yet.

Bobby Allyn, a reporter with WPLN, Nashville Public Radio, joined WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth to talk about Insure Tennessee and how it will work.

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Arts and Culture
5:50 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

For John McCutcheon, Music Starts With A Story

In rare circumstances, a person can point to a single moment in which their eyes were opened to an event that changed his life. For John McCutcheon, the moment was in his family's living room on a hot afternoon in August 1963. He was eleven.

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Media
4:30 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Jack Neely And The Knoxville Mercury

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In October, 2014, the E.W. Scripps Company and the Knoxville News Sentinel shut down the beloved Knoxville independent newspaper, Metro Pulse.

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Arts and Culture
1:50 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor On Life, Landscapes And Music

Ketch Secor, of Old Crow Medicine Show.
Credit Rick Diamond/Getty Images

It’s often been said that the three things America will be known for, once all is said and done, are jazz, baseball and the Constitution.

"I love baseball, and I love jazz, and I believe in the Constitution," Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor says. But, he adds, two things might outlast them all: The fiddle and the banjo.

The moment those two instruments met, he says, was "the Big Bang not of country music, but of all American popular music."

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Science / Information Technology
5:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

DataONE: Data Observation Network For Earth

The University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information has just begun phase two of a National Science Foundation project called DataONE:  the Data Observation Network for Earth.

Suzie Allard, the college’s Associate Dean of Research, spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about the project…

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