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Jorge Variego talks about his musical journey around the globe that led him to Knoxville.  He also performs improvised music during his interview. 

Assistant Professor Nick Geidner has created a way for students to make their own documentaries. 

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About 40 years ago, Christian preachers in the U.S. started singing a seldom-heard hymn: God rewards the wealthy. It’s called the prosperity gospel, and though its roots can be traced to the late nineteenth century, it was the rise of televangelism in the 1970s and '80s that lofted prosperity theology to a wide audience.

Announcing TruckBeat! from Jess Mador on Vimeo.

KNOXVILLE—WUOT, the public radio station licensed to UT, has already launched its new crowdsourced health project called TruckBeat, but the beat has been without a truck—until now.

Kevin Richard Doherty sits down with soprano, Lindsay Russell and stage director, Candace Evans of Knoxville Opera's upcoming production of Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Candace tells us about digging into the psyche of Humperdinck's masterpiece. She also talks about how her production of Philip Glass' Akhnaten was chosen by the composer himself as the definitive version for DVD.

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Tennessee voters will head to the polls on primary day, Tuesday, March 1. Gone are the paper ballots of decades past – the process is virtually all electronic now. So what happens once you press the button that records your ballot? Where does the information go? To find out, Matt Shafer Powell spoke with Chris Davis of the Knox County Election Commission.

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There are currently 72 people waiting  to be executed on Death Row in  Tennessee, but with general support for the death penalty waning, their fate is now uncertain.  On this episode of Dialogue, University of Tennessee Law Professor Penny White and death penalty attorney and litigator Stephen Kissinger join host Matt Shafer Powell to talk about how attitudes are evolving about the question of whether a crime should be punishable by death.  

Grant Gilreath started out wanting to learn Spanish at UT but ended up as an actor in China before returning to Tennessee as a lawyer.  Somehow, it all makes sense.

An Interview With KSO Guest Conductor Eckart Preu

Feb 19, 2016

Banjo+Banjo=Grammy

Feb 16, 2016

Part two of Todd's interview with recent Grammy winners Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.  

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