2015 spring fund drive
11:14 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Bark! Meow! Donate Today!

  It’s Pet Pledge Day! Today is a day to honor your furry (or not so furry) animal friends while supporting the station you care about. But wait, there’s more!

For EVERY pledge WUOT receives by phone, online or in person by 8 p.m., Mike from Knoxville, an avid pet lover and WUOT supporter, will donate $1 to WUOT and one pound of food to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley!

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2015 spring fund drive
7:25 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Donate today for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card to Three Rivers Market!

  There’s a lot of fun in store today at WUOT. We’re kicking off the day with a special visit from NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca during Morning Edition!

We’re honored to have Joe with us. He’s in town to speak at the annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture, which will be in the UT School of Nursing Auditorium at 8 p.m. His talk is “Explaining the Universe in Two Minutes or Less,” so you know it’s going to be interesting! The lecture is free, and refreshments will be served before and after the talk.

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5:50 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Your Right to Know: Sunshine Week In Tennessee

Tennessee Coalition for Open Government executive director Deborah Fisher.
Credit Tennessee Coalition for Open Government

March 15 - 21 is Sunshine Week, an annual event that commemorates the public's right to keep tabs on local, state and federal government. By coincidence, it was also a week in which secret House meetings were reported in the media. Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell asked that those meetings now be opened to the press and the public.

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4:38 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

2015 Spring Fund Drive

  Do you remember the first time you were inspired by something you heard on WUOT? Maybe it was a news story that opened your eyes to an issue, or music that moved you to tears. And maybe what you heard changed your life.

That’s what happened to WUOT member Chris Eaker on July 8, 2010.

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Tubas and Euphoniums
6:24 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Tuba Beginning To Win Fight For Respect

The hundreds of tuba and euphonium players and aficionados who are descending upon Knoxville this week have one thing in common:

They love the tuba.  

And not in a "gosh, that's so cute" kind of way.  They respect and admire the instrument's broad range, its smooth tones and its potential as a tool for awe-inspiring virtuoso performances.

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6:53 am
Tue March 17, 2015

For Ernie Roberts, Math Is A Lifelong Learning Process

Credit TN Learn/Mathline

Math teacher Ernie Roberts has a busy definition of retirement. He still teaches at Bearden High in Knox County. And every weeknight, he drives to the studios of East Tennessee PBS to teach to an even bigger classroom – a television audience.

Roberts' program, called Mathline, is designed to help students. But Roberts discovered curiosity about math is shared by people of all ages.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
8:19 am
Mon March 16, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 08


On this week's News From the Hill, WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature...

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Howard Baker, Jr.
4:30 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Late Senator's Passion For Cars To Benefit Howard Baker Center

1937 Cord 812 Beverly 4-door
Furrow Auction Co.

On Saturday, March 14, six antique automobiles from the estate of the late U.S. Senator Howard K. Baker, Jr. will go up for auction.  The proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee.  

WUOT's Matt Shafer Powell spoke with Blake Wilson of Furrow Auction Company and Baker's daughter Cissy to learn more about the Senator's passion for his cars.  

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Nature and Conservation
6:49 am
Tue March 10, 2015

New Smokies Superintendent: Preserving Park Involves Communities

Credit Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cassius Cash’s arrival as superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is something of a homecoming. A Memphis native, Cash’s path took him from owl habitats in Washington state to managing historical sites in Boston. But now, as the National Park Service official in charge of the system’s busiest park, he faces unique challenges and benefits that happen only in the Smokies.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:13 am
Mon March 9, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 07


On this week's News From the Hill, WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature...

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