In their more-than-200-million-year history on the planet, turtles and tortoises, like other reptiles, have changed very little… certainly not fast enough for a world that is quickly changing around them.
The Knoxville Zoo currently houses a number of reptiles under 20 Species Survival Plans, breeding programs designed to boost animal populations.
WUOT's Chrissy Keuper has this feature with Mike Ogle, the Knoxville Zoo’s Assistant Curator of Herpetology…
Each year about this time, Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research economist Matt Murray prepares a summary of the state’s economic health. Governor Bill Haslam and lawmakers use the information in that report to plan the state’s annual budget. Governor Haslam formally presented his budget proposal in Monday night's State of the State address.
On Tuesday, February 4, Murray spoke to WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth about the report's forecast, why jobless rates are so slow to improve, and if tax cuts today will hurt Tennessee tomorrow.
An ambitious plan to get more Tennessee high schoolers into college, along with capital improvement projects and funding to help adults go back to school to earn a college degree, featured prominently in Governor Bill Haslam's annual State of the State message.
The majority of Haslam's address, delivered Thursday night at the state capitol in Nashville, was dedicated to education.
Checking in on Tennessee’s 108th General Assembly: WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about mining regulations, the wine-in-supermarkets bills, and legislation that would legalize hemp farming in Tennessee…
In this edition of The Method: Tennessee legislators are considering changing the ten-member panel that evaluates school textbooks. Brandon Hollingsworth asks University of Tennessee professor of journalism Ed Caudill about the risks of political pressure seeping into science education. Then, Chrissy Keuper reports on a fascinating program at the Knoxville Zoo that seeks to ensure the protection and survival of animal species.