WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Jennifer Richter (Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of UT's Office of Equity and Diversity) and Ashley Blamey (Director of UT's  Center for Health Education and Wellness) about the University of Tennessee's new policy regarding sexual assault on campus.

The Legacy Parks Foundation is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

Pellissippi State Community College

This fall, thousands of Tennessee college freshmen entered the classroom with the help of state scholarship money. The program, called Tennessee Promise, is designed to boost college graduation rates. WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth reports one of its main tools is money to combat spiraling tuition costs.


It’s the first week of classes at Pellissippi State Community College, in west Knox County. 1,752 of the college’s 2,550 registered freshmen wouldn’t be here without Tennessee Promise. One of them is Gabbie Abbatmarco.

Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

 Early this year, virologist Colleen Jonsson moved from Kentucky to Knoxville, to become the new director of NIMBioS. That’s the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, located on the University of Tennessee campus. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Jonsson about the institute and her plans for its future.

Tennessee Valley Authority

 On Friday, August 21, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s board of directors approved a long-term plan for the utility’s future. Called an Integrated Resource Plan, or IRP, its intent is to forecast how TVA will generate power over roughly the next twenty years.

The Wide World Of Zoo Vets

Aug 17, 2015

An interview with Dr. Edward Ramsay and Dr. Ryan Sadler from UT's College of Veterinary Medicine. We also talk to Knoxville Zoo Executive Director, Lisa New. 

Interview: Bradley Reeves Previews "Stark Love"

Aug 14, 2015

Dr. Joan Rentsch discusses her classes on mindfulness. 

 WUOT's Tenn Words project asks East Tennesseans to answer the following question in ten words or less:  "What keeps you up at night?"

While some of our 500+ responses include the maximum allowable verbiage (ten words) and others go well beyond the limit (Express Lane Cheaters Unite!), the number of words on a handful of responses fall somewhere between zero and two.  

Tennessee Pork Report Finds Record Wasteful Spending

Aug 7, 2015

Each year, the non-profit Beacon Center of Tennessee puts out a report documenting fraud, waste, and abuse in local and state government spending. The Tennessee Pork Report is in its tenth year, and the Beacon Center found more questionable spending this year than in any other.