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Science and Society
5:50 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

The Method: A Focus On Children's Health

Winter's gloomy days and long nights can contribute to seasonal affective disorder in children as well as adults.
Credit National Park Service

The edition of The Method focuses on issues surrounding children’s health.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a temporary depression that often shows up in the winter. You may think of it as a problem only for adults. But the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates three percent of children between the ages of 9 and 17 suffer from it. Child and adolescent psychiatrist John Kupfner of Peninsula Lighthouse in East Tennessee says  he believes the condition is under-diagnosed in children.

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Education
4:30 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Fewer East Tennesseans Taking And Passing High School Equivalency Test

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

In March of 2009, the unemployment rate in East Tennessee was skyrocketing.  And Melissa Nance’s phone was ringing off the hook.

As Executive Director of Knoxville’s Friends of Literacy, Nance works closely with Knox County Schools’ Adult Education Program to provide assistance for those East Tennesseans who may have dropped out of school and would now like to get a high school equivalency diploma.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
6:29 am
Mon January 26, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 02

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Tennessee’s 109th General Assembly is in the middle of a two week break, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening at the capitol.

WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper has this week’s News from the Hill with Tom Humphrey… 

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Science and Technology
5:45 am
Wed January 21, 2015

ORNL Director Optimistic About Lab's Present And Future

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Tuesday night, President Obama outlined his budget priorities for the coming year in the State of the Union address. Oak Ridge National Laboratory director Thom Mason will be watching that budget process closely, because it will determine how the laboratory carries out its major research.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:24 am
Tue January 20, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 01

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We've finished the first week of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly, and WUOT's Chrissy Keuper catches up on the week's activities with political reporter and blogger Tom Humphrey...

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Art
6:36 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Richard Jolley And The Cycle Of Life

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Last summer, patrons of the Knoxville Museum of Art welcomed a giant, permanent installation in the museum’s great hall... A group of steel and glass sculptures by Knoxville artist Richard Jolley.    

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper has a look at the piece... 

More information on the KMA's permanent glass exhibit here

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Presidential Visit
2:32 pm
Sun January 11, 2015

Hear Complete Speeches From Presidential Visit To Pellissippi

President Barack Obama greets well-wishers following a speech at Pellissippi State Community College (Jan 9, 2015)
Shawn Millsaps

  

  

  On January 9, 2015, President Barack Obama spoke at Pellissippi State Community College to announce a proposed program that would pay for community college tuition nationwide.  He was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Second Lady Jill Biden and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Education Policy
3:00 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Presidential Plan For Community College Education Has Tennessee Roots

President Barack Obama announces a plan for free community college nationwide. The president spoke at Pellissippi State Community College, Friday, January 9, 2014.
Credit Brandon Hollingsworth/WUOT News

In a speech at Pellissippi State Community College, President Barack Obama outlined plans to make community college tuition-free for certain students. Sound familiar? It should.

The president’s proposal is based in part on Tennessee Promise, Governor Bill Haslam’s plan to put college and technical education within reach of many Tennesseans.

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Arts
1:39 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Changing Course: Baldwin Lee Discusses Compound Lens

Shreveport, 1984
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UT Professor Emeritus Baldwin Lee discusses his photography and the upcoming exhibition, Compound Lens. 

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Education
5:50 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

UT President Joe DiPietro Looks To Shore Up University Business Model

The funding model that keeps the University of Tennessee in business is unsustainable. That was the message delivered to state officials last month from UT system president Joe DiPietro.

Now in the fifth year of his presidency, DiPietro says one of his biggest challenges will be finding a way to keep the university affordable for students and functioning as state funding stagnates. DiPietro isn't optimistic the General Assembly will significantly increase funding for the state's higher education institutions.

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