Economics / Sociology
4:00 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Interview: Wilma Dunaway On The History Of Appalachia And Capitalism


Wilma Dunaway studied sociology at the University of Tennessee, is a professor at Virginia Tech, and is a specialist on how post-Civil War Appalachia became part of global capitalism. Dunaway told WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper that her knowledge of Appalachia came from studies of economic and political systems all over the world… 

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Elizabeth Jensen was appointed to a three-year term as NPR's Ombudsman/Public Editor in January 2015. In this role, she serves as the public's representative to NPR, responsible for bringing transparency to matters of journalism and journalism ethics. The Ombudsman/Public Editor receives tens of thousands of listener inquiries annually and responds to significant queries, comments and criticisms.

Civil War Conference
4:30 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Civil War Conference Highlights Tennessee's Difficult Transition To Post-war Peace

Some editions of Parson Brownlow's pro-Unionist "Knoxville Whig and Rebel Ventilator" newspaper encouraged readers to kill confederates returning home to Knoxville.
Credit Library of Congress

Hundreds of Civil War experts from around the country are in Knoxville this week to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war's end.   The four-day conference features speeches, tours, music and all forms of historical discussion, specifically relating to the end of the Civil War and Tennessee's transition to peace time.

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Science and Society
5:00 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

The Method: What's Up On Pluto; Checking Up On Waterway Health

As of this writing, this is mankind's clearest view of Pluto. Really.
Credit NASA

If all you know about the dwarf planet Pluto is that it’s small, cold and very far away, well, you’re not alone. Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has refused to give up much information. Even the best images from the Hubble Space Telescope show little more than a small dot with orange and black smudges on it.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:24 am
Mon April 27, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 12


WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature... The Tennessee General Assembly has now adjourned for the session.

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Lisa Miller traded the Midwest for Charlotte in 2006 to take a job at WFAE.  She worked with public TV in Detroit and taught English in Austria before making her way to radio.  Lisa graduated from University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English.  She covers several different areas with a focus on education.