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Liz Aaron

"I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock and a perky little hat decorated with spangles. This is my work uniform."

That’s how humorist David Sedaris' opens his dyspeptic take on the most wonderful time of the year. His essay, The Santaland Diaries, is a jaundiced but hilarious view of Christmas, as told by a Macy’s department store elf named…Crumpet.

Whitney Dodds sits down with Marble City Opera's artistic director Kathryn Frady Marvel and James Marvel, director of MCO's upcoming production of Menotti's Christmas opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors."

Gregg Roth

Nashville songwriter and performer Tommy Womack is back in the saddle after a car accident failed to suppress his drive. 

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The most recent edition of the Pew Center’s Religious Landscape Survey confirms what other polls have shown in recent years: Americans are increasingly likely to answer “none,” when asked about their religious affiliation. And while Tennessee and the South are more religious than other parts of the nation, fewer people are hanging on to the tenets of that old time religion.

Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

It's a very special Thanksgiving edition of WUOT's signature science series. First up, your Thanksgiving meal might include a stout ale or a nice IPA. But before you take a sip, think about the shape of your beer glass, and the temperature of the beverage. Glassmaker Matthew Cummings has studied both, and he says the way you drink your favorite brew might be hurting, instead of helping, the experience. Cummings talks with Method host Brandon Hollingsworth.

Professor Tore Olsson discusses how TVA was used as a model of development across the globe. 

An Interview With KSO Guest Conductor Shizuo Kuwahara

Nov 20, 2015

Afternoon Concert host Whitney Dodds talks with Shizuo "Z" Kuwahara, guest conductor of the Knoxville Symphony, and one of the candidates for the music director position with the ensemble. 

This Monday, November 23rd, a very special recital will be taking place on the campus of the University of TN.  World-renowned Wagnerian tenor, Gerhard Siegel and pianist Gabriel Dobner will be presenting a concert of German art song. Mr. Siegel has performed leading roles in opera houses all over the world, including the Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera to name just a few. He and Mr. Dobner have recently released a new recording which features many of the songs which they will be performing on this recital.  

The Oak Ridge Symphony is presenting a concert this Saturday evening at 7:30pm with the theme of "Baroque to Modern."  The program is at First United Methodist Church, Oak Ridge, and features music of Telemann, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky.

Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson, has an in-depth conversation with conductor Dan Allcott about the music on this program and also about the Neoclassical period. 

Alexander Schimpf & The Chattanooga Symphony

Nov 18, 2015

Whitney Dodds talks with pianist Alexander Schimpf, the featured guest artist on the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra's November 19th concert. Schimpf also discusses his new album, which includes piano music of Brahms, Debussy and Beethoven. 

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