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Five Points
5:45 am
Tue December 16, 2014

In Five Points, Winter Celebration Seeks To Develop Unity

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

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.

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Politics
5:50 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Haslam Formally Announces Compromise Health Coverage Proposal

Gov. Bill Haslam announces his Insure Tennessee proposal for health coverage on Monday, December 15, 2014.
Credit Brandon Hollingsworth/WUOT News

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.

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Arts and Culture
5:50 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

For John McCutcheon, Music Starts With A Story

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.

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Media
4:30 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Jack Neely And The Knoxville Mercury

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In October, 2014, the E.W. Scripps Company and the Knoxville News Sentinel shut down the beloved Knoxville independent newspaper, Metro Pulse.

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Arts and Culture
1:50 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor On Life, Landscapes And Music

Ketch Secor, of Old Crow Medicine Show.
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It’s often been said that the three things America will be known for, once all is said and done, are jazz, baseball and the Constitution.

"I love baseball, and I love jazz, and I believe in the Constitution," Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor says. But, he adds, two things might outlast them all: The fiddle and the banjo.

The moment those two instruments met, he says, was "the Big Bang not of country music, but of all American popular music."

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Science / Information Technology
5:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

DataONE: Data Observation Network For Earth

The University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information has just begun phase two of a National Science Foundation project called DataONE:  the Data Observation Network for Earth.

Suzie Allard, the college’s Associate Dean of Research, spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about the project…

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Holiday specials 2014
4:05 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Special Programs for this Holiday Month

  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.

Complete list of holiday programs
 

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Unsilent Night
4:00 am
Fri December 5, 2014

The Cacophonous Beauty Of Knoxville's Unsilent Night

Participants serenade downtown Knoxville during the city's inaugural "Unsilent Night" performance in 2012
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  Since 1992, Holiday revelers in cities around the globe have been taking to the streets each December with boom-boxes and other portable music devices to perform Phil Kline's sparse, nebulous composition "Unsilent Night".  

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Transportation
6:00 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

School Bus Safety: Seat Belts May Not Be The Answer

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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.

Counterintuitive, right?

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Gift in December
5:14 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Give the Gift of WUOT in December

  As you’re making a list and checking it twice, we hope that this station is on the side “nice.”

December is a wonderful time to support WUOT Public Radio! Your end-of-year gift to WUOT is a tax-deductible charitable donation that directly benefits you and everyone else who enjoys this station’s outstanding programming.

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