Education
4:30 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Fewer East Tennesseans Taking And Passing High School Equivalency Test

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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

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 02

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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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Eric is the news director for Montana Public Radio.

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

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 01

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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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Reema Khrais joined WUNC in 2013 to cover education in pre-kindergarten through high school. Previously, she won the prestigious Joan B. Kroc Fellowship. For the fellowship, she spent a year at NPR where she reported nationally, produced on Weekends on All Things Considered and edited on the digital desk. She also spent some time at New York Public Radio as an education reporter, covering the overhaul of vocational schools, the contentious closures of city schools and age-old high school rivalries.

Art
6:36 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Richard Jolley And The Cycle Of Life

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Last summer, patrons of the Knoxville Museum of Art welcomed a giant, permanent installation in the museum’s great hall... A group of steel and glass sculptures by Knoxville artist Richard Jolley.    

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper has a look at the piece... 

More information on the KMA's permanent glass exhibit here

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