Government
5:50 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Your Right to Know: Sunshine Week In Tennessee

Tennessee Coalition for Open Government executive director Deborah Fisher.
Credit Tennessee Coalition for Open Government

March 15 - 21 is Sunshine Week, an annual event that commemorates the public's right to keep tabs on local, state and federal government. By coincidence, it was also a week in which secret House meetings were reported in the media. Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell asked that those meetings now be opened to the press and the public.

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Arts
4:38 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

2015 Spring Fund Drive

  Do you remember the first time you were inspired by something you heard on WUOT? Maybe it was a news story that opened your eyes to an issue, or music that moved you to tears. And maybe what you heard changed your life.

That’s what happened to WUOT member Chris Eaker on July 8, 2010.

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Arts
4:25 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

The internationally touring Cypress String Quartet visits Oak Ridge

Cypress String Quartet
Credit Gregory Goode

Formed in San Francisco in 1996, the Cypress String Quartet has been praised by Gramophone magazine for its "artistry of uncommon insight and cohesion", while The Washington Post has written that their sound is "beautifully proportioned and powerful." 

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Tubas and Euphoniums
6:24 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Tuba Beginning To Win Fight For Respect

The hundreds of tuba and euphonium players and aficionados who are descending upon Knoxville this week have one thing in common:

They love the tuba.  

And not in a "gosh, that's so cute" kind of way.  They respect and admire the instrument's broad range, its smooth tones and its potential as a tool for awe-inspiring virtuoso performances.

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Domenico Montanaro is NPR's lead editor for politics and digital audience. Based in Washington, D.C., he directs political coverage across the network's broadcast and digital platforms.

Before joining NPR in 2015, Montanaro served as political director and senior producer for politics and law at PBS NewsHour. There, he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Prior to PBS NewsHour, Montanaro was deputy political editor at NBC News, where he covered two presidential elections and reported and edited for the network's political blog, "First Read." He has also worked at CBS News, ABC News, The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, and has taught high-school English.

Education
6:53 am
Tue March 17, 2015

For Ernie Roberts, Math Is A Lifelong Learning Process

Credit TN Learn/Mathline

Math teacher Ernie Roberts has a busy definition of retirement. He still teaches at Bearden High in Knox County. And every weeknight, he drives to the studios of East Tennessee PBS to teach to an even bigger classroom – a television audience.

Roberts' program, called Mathline, is designed to help students. But Roberts discovered curiosity about math is shared by people of all ages.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
8:19 am
Mon March 16, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 08

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On this week's News From the Hill, WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature...

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