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.
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.
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.
There are many holiday specials scheduled for this month beginning with An Afro Blue Christmas on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Other programs include A Chanticleer Christmas on Dec. 18 at 9 p.m., St. Olaf Christmas Festival on Dec. 23 at 8 p.m., and Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, on Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. The ever-popular Paul Winters Solstice Concertis planned for Friday, Dec. 19, at 10 p.m.
Six states require seat belts on school buses. Tennessee is not one of them. Tuesday’s deadly school bus crash in Knox County prompted State Representative Joe Armstrong to draft a bill that would change that. But automotive safety experts say that the concept we're taught from childhood - buckle up when in a car - works in personal vehicles. But it isn’t necessarily what’s best for children riding in school buses.
As you’re making a list and checking it twice, we hope that this station is on the side “nice.”
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