During her 30-year career in public radio, Regina has pretty much “seen and done it all!” From news reporting to fundraising to administration, there’s not much that goes on at WUOT that she hasn’t done. She fell in love with public radio while still in high school and has been involved with public radio at the local, regional and national levels ever since.

Regina says she is proud of the excellent service WUOT provides this community and lucky to come to work every day surrounded by talented and dedicated staff members who love what they do and are darn good at it. Even after all these years in public broadcasting, she can’t think of anything she’d rather be doing!

Melony calls the beautiful mountains of Boone, N.C., home, although she was born near Greensboro, N.C. There’s just something about those Blue Ridge Mountains that got in her blood and never left after she moved there to attend Appalachian State University (ASU). While at ASU, she majored in piano performance and music therapy and began to cultivate a love for accompanying and for collaborating with other musicians. This soon led her to earn a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Tennessee, which she attended from 2006-2008.

WWF Conservation Efforts
9:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

World Wildlife Fund: Conservation Is Possible

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Optimism isn’t often a word that people associate with conservation efforts, and certainly not with endangered animal species that compete with humans for habitat.

Eric Dinerstein is the lead scientist for the World Wildlife Fund. He told WUOT's Chrissy Keuper that he’s optimistic because he’s seen that large-scale conservation IS possible... 

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Atomic City
1:25 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Girls of the Atomic City: An Interview with Author Denise Kiernan

Girls of the Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II is now a bestselling book about the women who worked on one of the nation’s most secret projects in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Chrissy Keuper recently spoke with author Denise Kiernan, who says she was moved to research and write the book after seeing a photo taken by Department of Energy photographer Ed Westcott.  

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12:33 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

A Raisin in the Sun: An Interview with Director Woodie King, Jr.

When it opened on Broadway in 1959, the now-classic play, "A Raisin in the Sun" was the first to have a black principal cast, director and playwright. Lorraine Hansberry's play takes place in 1950's Chicago, focusing on a black family buying and attempting to make a home in an all-white neighborhood. The Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee is putting on a new production of the play.  Chrissy Keuper speaks with director Woodie King, Jr. about the play and the era in which it was written.

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12:36 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Paula Fredriksen on Sin, Past and Present

What is sin? What's the punishment for it? And who gets to decide? Historian of religion Paula Fredriksen studied some of the earliest writings of Judaism and Christianity to find out. And her new book, "Sin: The Early History of an Idea" explores the first 400 years of sin as a concept of Western religion.  On February 18, in advance of her appearance at the David Dungan Memorial Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Fredriksen talked to Brandon Hollingsworth about the concept of sin, its origins and its evolution.

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Human Rights Commission
12:45 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Tennessee's Human Rights Commission Marks 50 Years

In the autumn of 1963, just months after George Wallace delivered his "segregation now" speech, and almost a year before President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, Tennessee Governor Frank Clement made a bold move. He established a state agency dedicated to fighting discrimination in housing, public services and employment. The Tennessee Human Rights Commission turns 50 this year, and its executive director Beverly Watts joined WUOT's All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth to talk about what the commission does, and what its future may hold.

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Old-time Music
12:00 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music

This year, an album of historic music from the Smoky Mountains competed for a Grammy award. Old Time Smoky Mountain Music was up for the Best Historical Album Grammy, against the likes of Woody Guthrie and Sir Paul McCartney, among others. WUOT's Morning Edition host Chrissy Keuper has this look at the music and the history of these recordings.

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2013 Economic Forecast
12:00 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Tennessee's Economic Forecast: Slow and Steady

An annual report from the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research briefs the governor, lawmakers and the public on the condition of Tennessee's economy.

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