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Brock On Bruce

Jun 14, 2017

Musician Brock Henderson discusses the impact of the late, great Colonel Bruce Hampton. 

Dialogue: Suicide In Tennessee

Jun 8, 2017

This year Farragut High School saw three students take their own lives, putting a spotlight on mental health and suicide prevention in the area. What’s being done and what can be done? While some parents say the school system was slow to act, others point out there’s a larger crisis looming – and recent figures showed suicides hit a record high in Tennessee. In fact, the suicide rate in Tennessee has been rising for years.

Creating A Tradition Of Innovation

Jun 6, 2017

Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen speaks with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian about the final KSO concert of the 2016-2017 season, and his vision for what's to come for this growing ensemble. 

Jennifer McEachern, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

The federal government says 84 counties in the thirteen-state region classified as "Appalachia" are economically distressed. That designation comes from tracking income levels, unemployment rates and poverty rates. Using the same criteria, Tennessee officials say seventeen of the state's 95 counties are distressed.

Rob Travis, University of Tennessee

On December 14, 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 was on the long homebound leg of their journey to the Moon. Astronaut Harrison Schmitt and mission commander Gene Cernan had just completed an intense, three-day exploration of a lunar valley called Taurus-Littrow. As they and command module pilot Ron Evans settled in for the comparative monotony of the three-day trip back to Earth, Mission Control in Houston radioed up a message from President Richard Nixon.

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