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Religious Studies
1:53 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

What Jews And Christians Can Learn About Each Other In The New Testament

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Amy-Jill Levine is a New Testament scholar who specializes in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

She's also Jewish.

"People do think it's weird that I'm a Jew and I happen to be an expert in the New Testament," she says.  "But when we think about that, Jesus is Jewish, all of his immediate followers are Jewish, the New Testament talks about Jews, so at the very basic level, studying the New Testament is studying Jewish history."

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Arts and Culture
12:00 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

"Master Harold" Examines Race Through The Lens Of Apartheid

Bryant Bentley (left), Rico Bruce Wade and Eric Sorrels star in the Clarence Brown Theatre production of Athol Fugard's "Master Harold...and the Boys."
Credit Liz Aaron

The place is South Africa, during the time of apartheid. A young white man, referred to as Master Harold, has a tense relationship with his black servants, Sam and Willie. The play is called Master Harold...and the Boys, and it’s rooted in the real life experiences of playwright Athol Fugard.

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Economics / Health
9:50 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Dialogue: Food Insecurity And Hunger In East Tennessee

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Elaine Streno, the Executive Director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, and Pamela Williams, Director of the Davis YMCA and founder of the Knoxville Community Giving Gardens, about why more people are hungry in our area, especially children… 

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Politics
11:22 am
Mon February 2, 2015

The Political Battle For Insure Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam and TennCare director Darin Gordon.

On Monday, February 2, the Tennessee General Assembly began a special session to take up the matter of Insure Tennessee.

WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth reports this session could be the make-or-break moment for Governor Bill Haslam’s long-debated compromise measure to provide health coverage to uninsured Tennesseans.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

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Tennessee’s 109th General Assembly starts a special session this week on Governor Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal.

WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper has this week’s News from the Hill with Tom Humphrey… 

 

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Science and Society
5:50 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

The Method: A Focus On Children's Health

Winter's gloomy days and long nights can contribute to seasonal affective disorder in children as well as adults.
Credit National Park Service

The edition of The Method focuses on issues surrounding children’s health.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a temporary depression that often shows up in the winter. You may think of it as a problem only for adults. But the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates three percent of children between the ages of 9 and 17 suffer from it. Child and adolescent psychiatrist John Kupfner of Peninsula Lighthouse in East Tennessee says  he believes the condition is under-diagnosed in children.

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Education
4:30 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Fewer East Tennesseans Taking And Passing High School Equivalency Test

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

In March of 2009, the unemployment rate in East Tennessee was skyrocketing.  And Melissa Nance’s phone was ringing off the hook.

As Executive Director of Knoxville’s Friends of Literacy, Nance works closely with Knox County Schools’ Adult Education Program to provide assistance for those East Tennesseans who may have dropped out of school and would now like to get a high school equivalency diploma.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
6:29 am
Mon January 26, 2015

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Tennessee’s 109th General Assembly is in the middle of a two week break, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening at the capitol.

WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper has this week’s News from the Hill with Tom Humphrey… 

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Science and Technology
5:45 am
Wed January 21, 2015

ORNL Director Optimistic About Lab's Present And Future

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Tuesday night, President Obama outlined his budget priorities for the coming year in the State of the Union address. Oak Ridge National Laboratory director Thom Mason will be watching that budget process closely, because it will determine how the laboratory carries out its major research.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:24 am
Tue January 20, 2015

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We've finished the first week of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly, and WUOT's Chrissy Keuper catches up on the week's activities with political reporter and blogger Tom Humphrey...

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